We are so excited to be able to serve your area. Our team at Neighborhood Garage Door of El Paso knows how important your home’s safety is to you. Let us help you find the perfect door for your area. We look forward to serving you and your family. Call us today so we can get you started.
Causing Damage Your Garage Door
We know it can be hard to decide which garage door to choose, especially when you are in a hurricane area. You can buy hurricane proof garage doors or reinforce your current door. Sometimes you can lower your insurance premiums by doing this.
Did you know that 1 inch of water can cause more than $6,000 worth of damage to your home? Only a small amount of damage to your garage door can let that much water in. Loss of garage doors is one of the major factors in hurricane storm damage according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Purchasing New Hurricane or Wind Resistance Garage Doors
Depending on the hurricane codes where you live, you will need a garage door to withstand 130-mph. Some areas have stricter codes that need you to have a garage door that will withstand 150-mph. There are two grades:
- Hurricane-proof doors – have an extra strong steel track system
- Impact-Resistant – made with a steel fiberglass veneer
You will want to check the manufacturers’ specifications for wind-resistance. These doors usually start around $750 and go up. We are happy to answer all your questions and get you the best door for your family.
Installing Garage Door Bracing Kits
You can use a hurricane garage door bracing kit, this is the best way to prevent your garage door from failing. These kits come with hardware and braces. The starting price for a double garage door is around $500. If you are handy with tools, you could install this yourself.
Making sure your garage door is at the 14-gauge weight is very important. Look on the track for markings or check your owners manual. You will also want to make sure your garage door is mounted with screws at all screw locations. Be sure to replace all lose screws with longer screws.
Check With Your Insurance Company For Discounts
The annual insurance for an older home insured for $150,000 in Florida, for example, runs somewhere between $3000-$8000. This is assuming there are no hurricane-migration improvements.
If you add hurricane resistant garage doors or storm shutters to the same home, the premium could drop by 30%. These improvements could help you out. We know that you work hard for your money and want to help save you all we can.
We Look Forward To Helping You
Our team at Neighborhood Garage Door of El Paso is ready to help you get your garage door hurricane ready. We look forward to meeting you and building a long lasting relationship with you. Someone from our team is always on standby for any of your garage door needs.
Call us today so we can help get your hurricane ready!