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The 2012 hurricane was devastating for those in its path. The season, which began June 1 and ended Nov. 30, produced 19 tropical cyclones and named storms, 10 hurricanes and one major hurricane—totaling billions of dollars in damage. In fact, Hurricane Sandy’s devastation in late October caused an estimated $65.6 billion and at least 253 people were killed in seven countries.

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While having a wind-load-rated garage door cannot guarantee a home will go unscathed by a tropical storm, it does help. State and federal studies following previous hurricanes have shown many homes are destroyed during hurricanes due to the lack of a secure garage door. Wind pressure can cause a door to break or tear apart, leaving a home vulnerable. Fortifying an older garage through replacement or additional strengthening products can prevent wind damage during a hurricane.


Over the past decade overhead door manufacturers have introduced a bevy of doors, windows and other products to help home and business owners strengthen their doors. Now it’s up to door dealers to show their customers how these products can help them protect their homes and businesses. 


Transforming your garage door into a wind-rated door doesn’t mean sacrificing the curb appeal and beauty you have come to expect from Overhead Door. Our industry-leading wind-rated garage doors are the pinnacle of high-wind protection and stylish designs.


As the largest point of entry, your garage door offers the largest opportunity for high-pressure havoc. When high winds hit, a reinforced garage door is one of your home’s most-important safeguards against nature’s fury.


When you select a standard garage door from the following collections, you can upgrade with the beauty, quality and durability of an innovative wind-resistant door from Overhead Door.


Courtyard Collection® Insulated steel construction, fashioned to resemble the elegant wood designs of traditional carriage-house doors and coupled with the extra protection of our WindStorm Collection™ (See our WindStorm Collection Brochure). Doors are made with Thermacore insulation for added thermal efficiency and quiet operation. Select from 18 designs, all offering heavy-duty, commercial-grade hardware. Custom designs are also available.


Thermacore® Premium, insulated steel garage doors feature our three-layer sandwich construction (steel-polyurethane-steel) and between-section seals with thermal breaks for reduced air infiltration, maximum thermal efficiency and years of reliable operation. These doors provide an R-value up to 17.5, and come with full, bulb-type bottom weather strips and raised or flush panels.


Traditional Steel Traditional steel doors deliver legendary Overhead Door performance and durability. They are available with standard panels or long panels, and come with two coats of baked-on polyester paint for lasting appeal and low maintenance.


Call Overhead Door Company of Brookfield today at 203-740-7691 for a free estimate or click the link below.