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Plantation Garage Doors Installation: Replacement

Garage Wind Damage HouseHMG, based near Plantation 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
• Plantation Garage Door Replacement, Broward 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.

Plantation FL

Plantation Florida MapPlantation is a city in Broward County, Florida. As of the 2010 United States Census the population was 84,955. It is part of the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,546,635 people at the 2010 census. The city’s name comes from the prior owner of the land, the Everglades Plantation Company. The official motto of Plantation FL is “The Grass is Greener.” Plantation suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Wilma on October 24, 2005. Plantation City Hall was the backdrop for part of the film, There’s Something About Mary. Mary’s childhood home was filmed a few miles from City Hall. Plantation Golf Course, now closed, was the site of the famous Caddyshack pool scene.

Notable residents

Ronnie Brown, NFL player
Candace Cameron, actress and wife of Valeri Bure (former NHL player)
Snoop Dogg, rapper
Fat Joe, rapper
Chad Johnson, NFL player
Wayne Federman, actor, comedian, and Pistol Pete Maravich biographer
Blake Geoffrion, NHL player
Chad Henne, NFL player
Carl Hiaasen, novelist and journalist
Ty Law, NFL player
Mark Linn-Baker, actor
Jake Long, NFL player
Mike McKenzie, NFL player
Alicia Minshew, actress
Bob Norman, journalist
Darrelle Revis, NFL player
Cody Ross, MLB player
Seymour Schwartzman, opera singer and cantor
Sloane Stephens, professional tennis player
Patrick Surtain, NFL player
Zach Thomas, NFL player
Robin Weisman, former child actress
Allen West, U.S. congressman, FL-22 district

Historical timeline

1838 – Battle of Pine Island Ridge – part of the seven-year Seminole War.
1906 – Captain Walter Holloway unsuccessfully attempts to drain the Everglades for farming; major canal runs north-south through Plantation.
1911 – Sewell Locks, first wooden locks in the state, are built on the New River Canal next to Florida State Road 84.
1941 – Frederick C. Peters purchases 10,000 acres (4,000 ha) for $25 per acre; land had been owned by the Everglades Plantation Company (origin of the city’s name); Broward Boulevard is a two-lane road.
1947 – First homes built by Chauncey Clark; property valued at $200 an acre; two hurricanes completely flood the area.
1948 – 12 homes in the area; population reaches 36.
1949 – Plantation Women’s Club founded; Plantation Homeowners organization founded by Dr. Abram Hoffman; 40 homes in the area.
1950 – Population reaches 200; Plantation Golf Club built.
1953 – Ellsworth D. Gage appointed first Mayor on April 30; Plantation incorporated as a city; first City Council meeting on May 11; Broward Boulevard grows to a four-lane street; population reaches 475.
1955 – S. Robinson Estey elected Mayor. He had previously been Deputy Sheriff; Plantation Police Dept. organized.
1957 – First industrial plant in Plantation – Airpax Products, Co. on Sunrise Blvd; City of Plantation Volunteer Fire Dept.
1958 – Population reaches 1,600.
1959 – James Ward Jr. elected Mayor. First school, Berenice T. Peters Elementary School, dedicated.
1961 – The Plantation Library is founded with Mrs. Helen B. Hoffman as chairwoman.
1962 – Edwin Deicke donates $100,000 for the expansion and renovation of Hoffman Building, later renamed the Deicke Auditorium; Chamber of Commerce founded.
1963 – Community Center, designed by Russell Pancoast, built and dedicated on city’s tenth anniversary.
1965 – Population reaches 6,500.
1969 – Motorola opens facility in Plantation.
1970 – Gulfstream Land and Development Company purchases 5,400 acres (2,200 ha) for Jacaranda community development; population reaches 23,000.
1973 – Plantation City Hall opens and Deicke Auditorium dedicated.
1974 – Plantation Historical Society founded by Genevieve Veltri, Dorothy O’Hare, Lois Brickhouse, and Marilyn King.
1975 – Frank Veltri elected Mayor for first time; American Express moves Southern Region Operations Center to Plantation. Population 40,200, budget $4,229,569.
1978 – Broward Mall opens (1 million square ft).
1980 – The Plantation Historical Museum is founded; population 48,653.
1981 – Plantation Library is renamed the Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library.
1982 – The population reaches 50,000; city budget reaches $12 million.
1985 – Plantation Historical Museum built.
1988 – Fountains Shopping Mall opens (450,000 sq ft); Fashion Mall at Plantation opens (660,000 sq ft).
1990 – The population reaches 65,000; city budget reaches $64 million; Central Park Elementary School opens.
1991 – Hartford’s Cornerstone, Phase 1 opens.
1993 – Kemper National Services opens operations in Plantation.
1994 – Population reaches more than 73,500.
1996 – Olympic Torch Run weaves through Plantation.
1997 – Population reaches 78,000; city budget is in excess of $80 million.
1999 – Rae Carole Armstrong elected as Mayor of Plantation; 11,500-square-foot (1,070 m2) Volunteer Park Community Center dedicated.
2000 – Population 84,500 and 55 diverse cultures; Presidential election delayed; Plantation Elementary moves to new school site; ground broken for Jim Ward Community Center.
2001 – Ground broken for Happy Tails Dog Park; Multicultural Garden opens in Park East. Community Bus Service in operation.
2002 – Jim Ward 16,000 sq ft (1,500 m2) Community Center opens; Jack Carter Harmony Park dedicated; Happy Tails Dog Park dedicated.
2005 – Hurricane Wilma hits Plantation causing significant damage.
2008 – Plantation named one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance.

Hurricane Wilma

Hurricane Wilma in Florida

Hurricane Wilma was the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic basin. Wilma was the fourth Category 5 hurricane and second-most destructive hurricane of the record-breaking 2005 season. Formed in the Caribbean Sea near Jamaica on October 15. Wilma continued intensifying, and eventually became a hurricane on October 18. Shortly thereafter, extreme intensification occurred, and in only 24 hours, Wilma became a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 185 mph (295 km/h). Hurricane Wilma made landfall in Cape Romano, Florida with winds of 120 mph (190 km/h). Hurricane Wilma made several landfalls, with the most destructive effects felt in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, Cuba, and the US state of Florida. At least 62 deaths were reported, and damage is estimated at $29.1 billion (2005 USD), $20.6 billion (2005 USD) of which occurred in the United States. As a result, Hurricane Wilma is ranked among the top five most costly hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic and the fifth costliest storm in United States history.

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