Secure Your Garage Door Before the Storm
Garage Door Hurricane Protection
While no garage door can be considered a hurricane proof garage door, Secure Door’s exceptional performance capabilities have been proven through independent laboratory tests and may be as close to that goal as possible.
Approved & Affordable
Secure Door® is an extremely effective, Florida Building Code approved (FL6420), highly affordable solution that provides wind protection for garage doors in the event of a major hurricane.
Aircraft Grade Aluminum
The product is a vertical bracing system made from high quality aircraft-grade aluminum that attaches to the inside of the garage door.
Strengthens & Supports
Secure Door® hurricane garage door protection strengthens the door and provides support for the door in addition to the garage door tracks.
Secure Door® is a patented hurricane garage door brace that converts most existing garage doors to a hurricane-resistant garage door.
Why Garage Doors Fail
A garage door, which is often the largest opening in a home, is only held in place by the rollers in the track. When the wind blows at the door, it creates positive pressure – the higher the wind speed, the greater the pressure. As the pressure increases, the door bows inward and the ends of the door are pulled toward each other (or toward the center of the door) as well as causing the roller to tilt an angle. Since the front of the tracks are flat, the rollers pull right out of the tracks and the door sucks inward.
FL Building Code Approval
Secure Door is a Florida Building Code approved product (FL6420). The Secure Door Garage Door Brace is approved for Statewide use including the High Velocity Hurricane (HVHZ) area of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. A copy of the approval may be downloaded and printed to provide to inspectors or building department personnel of insurance company representatives by clicking on the link in the menu above.
Garage Door is Weakest Opening
The garage door is potentially the largest and weakest opening of your home to a hurricane.
Responsible for 80% of Home Damage
According to the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes about 80 percent of residential hurricane wind damage starts with wind entry through garage doors.
FEMA ADVISES GARAGE DOOR PROTECTION
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has identified the loss of the garage door as one of four major factors in homes damaged and destroyed in Hurricane Andrew.
Red Cross Warning To Protect Garage
As the American Red Cross warns, if your garage door fails, the full fury of the hurricane will enter your house and in all probability blow off your roof and destroy your home.