Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) September 05, 2014
Hurricane season is here, and with it comes high winds, rain and other destructive natural elements. It’s important for homeowners to prepare accordingly for this type of weather to protect their homes and themselves. The Door Doctor of South Florida is ready to help all their customers by offering advice on how to prepare homes for hurricane season.
Proper hurricane protection should first and foremost meet insurance requirements. The garage is considered the largest opening on a home, which leaves that space most vulnerable to hurricane force winds and flying debris. Entrance door openings must have wind and impact protection as well as garages and windows.
There are two types of certifications in Florida: Product Approval (State Approved) and/or (NOA) Notice of Acceptance (Miami-Dade Approved). Proper door labeling has either an NOA number or Product Approval Number.
To pass wind mitigation in South Florida, openings must meet wind pressure requirements and be impact rated. Impact glass which meets insurance requirements is available on both garage and entrance doors.
Contrary to popular belief, hurricane-rated entrance doors can have an in-swing dependent upon opening meeting certain criteria.
For more information on hurricane preparation, contact The Door Doctor of South Florida by calling 800-958-DOOR or visiting http://thedoordoc.com/.
About the company:
The Door Doctor of South Florida Inc. is a family owned and operated business specializing in residential and commercial garage door and entry door installation, service and repairs. They strive to provide quality work in a timely fashion. The Door Doctor provides replacement, new installation and service of garage doors and entry doors. They also offer a full range of garage door and opener parts.
In many homes, the garage door is the main way for the owner to get in and out of the house. An online survey found that 71 percent of homeowners contacted use their garage door openers to gain access to the house every day. The key to the front door is now the garage door opener’s remote control! Annual maintenance and inspection can keep the door running safely and smoothly for years to come. For more information, visit The Door Doctor’s website at http://thedoordoc.com/.