Let’s start with a fact. Most garage doors today are automatic. In other words, they work with an electric opener. Here’s another fact. When the garage door stops working, there is more than one reason for the problem. Simply put, it’s not always the opener’s fault.
Panel design is what makes residential garage doors unique. And that’s what you want for your home. No homeowner will ever compromise quality construction but who wouldn’t pay attention to style? After all, garage doors are installed at the front yard and occupy so much space that it’s only rational not to overlook such details. It’s no secret that there are several garage door styles. And so when it’s time to choose for your home, consider the flush style. Flush panel garage doors have grown in popularity because although they are contemporary, they are an excellent choice for even traditional homes. And this is not the only reason for choosing them.
As a rule of thumb, it’s not safe to use garage doors after hurricanes before they are thoroughly checked. Don’t forget that such doors are very large and extremely heavy. And damage is not always apparent. Even if your garage door seems to be intact from the storm, some of the parts might be damaged. The flood caused by the storm might have affected the power outlet making the electric system dangerous.
Converting two garage doors to one is hardly an easy job and also has its pros and cons. So whenever customers make such requests, we feel obliged to inform them about everything related to this project. Above all, we need to make sure the garage door conversion can be done without compromising the structure’s stability. To make a point of the difficulty of this service, let us take you through a job we did.
What makes hurricanes really dangerous is the speed of winds. What makes garage doors the most vulnerable part in the house is their large size. During a hurricane or fierce storm, the high wind might break trees or branches. Debris and elements fly and might strike against any surface. The largest the surface the biggest the possibility of damage. That’s why oversized and double-car garage doors are inclined to break easier than single panel ones. And that’s the first thing you should keep in mind when you are considering garage door replacement in hurricane prone areas. A double door is always a bigger hazard.