It’s hurricane season, which means it is time to get ready for pending storms. This is especially true if you live in areas that deal with a lot of storms. Here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Minneapolis, MN, we want to give you the information you need to weather hurricanes in your area.
Is Your Door Wind Resistant?
Do you know if your garage door is wind resistant? Look up the brand and model number on the door to see the rating. If you have an owners’ manual, you can check it to see if it was designed to be wind resistant.
If you learn that your door is not designed to withstand wind, you should consider installing one that is. Check with your insurance company to see if they will give you a discount on your premiums if you have this type of door installed.
Other Ways to Prepare For a Hurricane
In addition to installing a wind resistant door, there are a few other things you can do to prepare your garage for a hurricane. Consider doing these things:
Install a Removable Wind Load Post
You can install a removable wind load post on your door prior to a storm. This is not a permanent post, rather one that is set up in preparation for a hurricane. You will need to disconnect the arm from the door before you install it.
Unplug Your Opener
It is important to unplug the garage door opener when preparing for a storm. This will make sure that the door doesn’t accidentally get opened during the storm. You also won’t need to worry about a power surge destroying your opener.
Tape The Windows
If you have windows on your door, you need to put tape across them. You can also tape cardboard to the windows if you would rather keep it off of the glass.
It is important to remove the tape as soon as possible after the storm. The longer it stays on, the harder it will be to remove it. You may need to use a product like Goo Gone or another cleaner to get rid of the residue.
Secure Items In Your Garage
You should do the best you can to secure the items in your garage. Make sure small items are put away in storage bins. Push large items against the wall. Keep everything away from the door as much as possible. If your door becomes severely damaged, you need to keep your things protected.
Call Us Today For a Wind Resistant Door
Call Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Minneapolis, Minneapolis today if you are in the market for a wind resistant door. We can come out and install the new assembly right away. The best way to be prepared for a hurricane is to get the strongest door possible. This will keep your home safer.
We look forward to helping you. Call us now so that we can get you ready for the next storm.