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Garage Door Hurricane Protection – Spectrum Overhead Door LLC

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    We just started hurricane season and we already had a tropical storm in the gulf.  Houston area has seen the damage a hurricane can do, from Ike in 2008 to Harvey in 2017. Your garage door is a big entrance into your home. An unprotected garage door can damage your vehicles and your property. If wind or rain damages your garage door, it is possible to have water in your garage or worse your home. it is imperative you have garage door hurricane protection.

    Types of Garage Door Hurricane Protection.

    Getting a Hurricane Rated Garage Door.

    During a hurricane, high winds can force the door out of the opening, causing an uncontrolled buildup of internal pressure and ultimately a blowout of your home’s roof and supporting walls. Not to mention the damage to the vehicles and other belongings in the garage. A hurricane rated, also known as a wind-rated garage door, is a garage door that has been reinforced and then rated for how much wind speed the door can withstand. Garage door wind speeds are rated at 140mph, 150mph, and 160mph. 140 mph rated garage doors are the most common in Houston. Some newer neighborhoods here in the Houston area actually require the home to have a wind-rated garage door.

    Garage Door Strut Brace

    If you are not looking to replace your garage door, one good way to add strength to your garage door is by using a strut brace. Horizontal strut braces, also known as repair struts, add structural integrity to your garage door. If you are going to install

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    Common garage door repair related FAQ

    How long does it take to replace a garage door?

    Roughly 3 to 4 hours, if done properly.

    How often should my a garage door be serviced?

    Your garage door is a large piece of moving equipment made up of many parts. Some families use their garage door more than their front door. We recommend having your garage door and operator serviced every year in order to ensure a properly working door and operator. The noises your door or operator makes are your initial “warning signs” that something is not quite right. The longer you put off the necessary service, the more damage may result.

    How long do garage door springs usually last?

    The most common torsion springs have an expected life of about 10,000 cycles (one opening and one closing is a cycle.)

    What is the life span of a garage door opener?

    The average life span of a door opener can vary from 10 to 20 years depending on the model and usage.

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