Replacing Older Florida Garage Door Can Save Your Home

Backing your car against the door provides little additional bracing. It may help brace the panel the car bumper pushes against from positive (inward acting) pressure; but, it will do nothing to help with negative (outward acting) pressures. It just puts the car closer to possible debris impact damage.

Florida coastal property owners want to make sure their garage door meets updated building code wind-resistance requirements. As much as 80 percent of the dollar damage to residences during Hurricane Andrew were attributed to garage doors.  According to this FEMA Bulletin: High winds from hurricanes and tornadoes can damage garage doors or even blow them … Read more

Florida Storms: Consider a Battery Backup for your Garage Door Opener

Florida hurricanes: Importance of a Battery Backup for Your Garage Door Opener

Most people take their modern overhead garage doors for granted. They forget there was a time when entering their garage involved much more than using a remote while cruising into their driveway, with the door sliding down smoothly behind them once they had safely entered the garage. But the fact is that your garage door … Read more

Does a new garage door really increase your home value?

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The answer is “Yes”! According to the annual survey done by Remodeling Magazine, their Cost vs Value 2016 analysis shows that replacing a garage door, with an average cost of $1,652, yields a return on investment of 91.5%, the third best return. Your garage door does it all when it comes to home’s curb appeal. … Read more