HMG, based near Golden Gate Florida, provides installation of hurricane resistant garage doors that provide wind protection in the event of a major storm. Hurricane Management Group provides:
• Hurricane Garage Door Installation & Replacement
• Reinforcement & Hurricane Protection for Garage Doors
• Hurricane Garage Door Parts
• Golden Gate Garage Door Replacement, Collier County
Do You Know That…
– The garage door is potentially the largest and weakest opening of your home to a hurricane?
– According to the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes about 80% of residential hurricane wind damage starts with wind entry through garage doors?
– The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has identified the loss of the garage door as one of four major factors in homes damaged and destroyed in Hurricane Andrew?
– As the American Red Cross warns, if your garage door fails, the full fury of the hurricane will enter your house and in all probability blow off your roof and destroy your home?
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Garage Door Installation / Replacement Safety Tips
1) Replace Old Springs. Your garage door’s springs are arguably the most important and most dangerous part of your door. Springs wear out. When they break, injury can result. If you have an older garage door, have your springs inspected by a professional technician and replaced if needed. If your door has two springs, replace both, even if one is not broken. This will not only prevent any damage caused by the breaking of the second spring, but also keep your door working efficiently.
2) Check Your Cables. Visually inspect the cables that attach the spring system to the bottom brackets on both sides of the door. If these cables are frayed or worn, they are in danger of breaking, which can cause injury. Due to the dangers associated with high spring tension, these cables should be replaced only by a trained technician.
3) Squeaky Springs? Springs can squeak and be noisy. This is caused by normal use and does not necessarily indicate a problem. Before calling a professional service technician, use a spray-on lubricant (recommended especially for garage doors). If the noise persists, call a professional garage door installer for service.
4) A Do-It-Yourselfer, Eh? Installing a garage door can be very dangerous and is not recommended for a novice. DASMA recommends that trained door systems technicians install garage doors. If you attempt the installation by yourself, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions carefully.
5) Safety Cables. If your garage door has extension springs, you need a safety cable that runs through the spring and secures to the wall or ceiling at each end. When your garage door is down, extension springs are under high tension. If the spring breaks, it may cause injury. A safety cable can keep that broken spring contained. If you have extension springs but do not have a safety cable, call your local dealer for a safety inspection.
6) Struggling Door? If your door does not go up and down smoothly, you may have an unsafe condition. Even older door systems should operate smoothly. If the awkward operation continues when the door is manually operated, you may have a spring system that is out of balance. This can cause premature wear and tear on other important door components. Spring systems are dangerous and should be repaired only by trained professionals.
7) Watch Your Fingers! Every year, many unsuspecting homeowners injure their fingers by placing them between the door sections to pull down on the door. According to DASMA Standard 116, if your door lacks pinch-resistant joints, you should have lift handles or suitable gripping points on the inside and outside of the door. Even if your door has an opener, the door must occasionally be operated manually. Never place your fingers between the door sections. If you manually open or close the door, use the handles or the safe gripping points!
8) Tamper Resistant Brackets. Since the bottom brackets on a garage door are connected to the door’s springs, these brackets are under extreme tension. They should be adjusted or loosened only by a trained door systems technician. Many manufacturers now include tamper resistant hardware that prevents loosening of the brackets by a novice.
9) Use the Old Track? When buying a replacement garage door, some homeowners are tempted to save a few dollars by putting the new door on the old track. However, your old track may not fit with your new door, depending on the thickness of your sections, the weight of the door, the headroom required, the location of the garage door opener, and other considerations. The track and sections work together as a system. For maximum performance and long life, you should use the track that is designed for your specific door.
10) Regular Service. Your garage door is probably the largest moving part in your home and is typically used every day. Over time, parts can wear out and break, creating potential safety problems. Although you should provide monthly safety checks and maintenance to your garage door system, an annual visit from a trained door systems technician can keep your door operating safely and smoothly for a long time.
11) Man the Manual. Keep the owner’s manuals for your door and opener hanging near the door for easy reference. Every model of door and opener has specific safety instructions unique to that model. Where is your manual?
Hurricane Garage Door Types
Olympus Traditional Style Garage Door
AMARR Olympus Garage Door – Hi R-value and lasting style with superior energy efficiency. R-Value: 13.35 – 19.40 Warranty: Lifetime Price: $$ More Garage Doors Garage Door Construction Built to last. All Amarr Garage Doors are constructed to high quality standards.
Stratford Traditional Style Garage Door
AMARR Stratford Garage Door – Traditional style in low-maintenance steel. R-Value: 6.58 – 6.64 Warranty: 15 Yrs – Lifetime Price: $ More Garage Doors Garage Door Construction Built to last. All Amarr Garage Doors are constructed to high quality standards.
Lincoln Traditional Style Garage Door
AMARR Lincoln Garage Door – No better value in low-maintenance steel. R-value: 9.19 Warranty: Lifetime Price: $ More Garage Doors Garage Door Construction Built to last. All Amarr Garage Doors are constructed to high quality standards.
Heritage Traditional Style Garage Door
AMARR Heritage Garage Door – Enduring style in heavy-duty, low-maintenance steel. R-Value: 6.64 – 9.19 Warranty: Lifetime Price: $$ More Garage Doors Garage Door Construction Built to last. All Amarr Garage Doors are constructed to high quality standards.
Custom Design Specialty Style Garage Door
AMARR Custom Design Garage Door – Customize your garage door to fit your style and home. R-Value: 9 Warranty: 1 Yr Price: $$$$$ More Garage Doors Garage Door Construction Built to last. All Amarr Garage Doors are constructed to high quality standards.
Hurricane Charley was the second major hurricane of the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season. Charley lasted from August 9 to August 15, and at its peak intensity it attained 150 mph (240 km/h) winds, making it a strong Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. The storm made landfall in southwestern Florida at maximum strength, thus making it the strongest hurricane to hit the United States since Hurricane Andrew struck Florida twelve years before, in 1992. After moving briskly through the Caribbean Sea, Charley crossed Cuba on Friday, August 13 as a Category 3 hurricane, causing heavy damage and four deaths. That same day, the hurricane crossed over the Dry Tortugas, just 22 hours after Tropical Storm Bonnie struck northwestern Florida. This was the first time in history that two tropical storms struck the same state in a 24-hour time period. At its peak intensity, Hurricane Charley struck the northern tip of Captiva Island, causing severe damage in both areas. Charley, the strongest hurricane to hit southwest Florida since Hurricane Donna in 1960, then continued to produce severe damage as it made landfall on the peninsula near Port Charlotte. The hurricane continued to the north by northeast along the Peace River corridor, devastating the small cities of Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Cleveland, Fort Ogden, Nocatee, Arcadia, Zolfo Springs, Sebring, and Wauchula. Zolfo Springs was isolated for nearly two days as masses of large trees, power pole, power lines, transformers, and debris filled the streets. Ultimately, the storm passed through the central and eastern parts of the Orlando metropolitan area, still carrying winds gusting up to 106 mph (171 km/h). Interestingly, the city of Winter Park, north of Orlando, also sustained considerable damage since its many old, large oak trees had not experienced high winds. Falling trees tore down power utilities, smashed cars, and their huge roots lifted underground water and sewer utilities. The storm slowed as it exited the state over New Smyrna Beach and Ponce Inlet, just south of Daytona Beach. The storm was ultimately absorbed by a front in the Atlantic Ocean shortly after sunrise on August 15, near southeastern Massachusetts. Damage in the state totaled to over $13 billion (2004 USD). Charley initially was expected to hit further north in Tampa, and caught many Floridians off-guard due to a sudden change in the storm’s track as it approached the state. Hurricane Charley was a compact, fast-moving storm, which limited the scope and severity of the damage.
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