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Did you know that your garage door may be the most vulnerable part of your house to hurricane damage?
That is because it is normally the largest opening in a home. If left unsecured, the garage door is susceptible to winds of more than 100 miles per hour that can cause the buckle, allowing wind to penetrate the garage, which could tear a roof and, finally, the rest of the structure.
How can a homeowner secure a garage? How much? Do you have to hire someone, or can you do the work yourself? To get answers, we turn to experts like Jack Stumpff, president of Empresas Seguras. The Plantation company is a local manufacturer of garage door reinforcement systems that can withstand hurricane winds.
"Up to 80 percent of the dollar damage to residences in Hurricane Andrew was attributed to garage doors, there were garage door failures also reported in Charley and Wilma and other major storms," Stumpff said. "If the garage door fails, the roof is likely to be damaged and the damage to the house is serious." "Braces are the cheapest way to go when a garage door is secured, the most expensive being to replace an old garage door with a nominal wind door, everything else falls in the middle," said George Palmer, owner of All Florida Hurricane Depot, which sells various hurricane correction products for garage doors in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.
"The main idea is to secure a garage door so it is resistant to high winds and does not blow or vacuum," said Palmer. "Protecting your garage ultimately means protecting your home. Call us today for a free quote! at 1-954-882-2728 - 1-561-699-3222 or click Here to Contact us through our webpage