HMG, based near Tavernier 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
• Tavernier Garage Door Replacement, Monroe 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.
Tavernier is a census-designated place in Monroe County, Florida, on Key Largo, the largest island in the upper Florida Keys. Tavernier’s population was 2,173 at the 2000 US Census. With the development of the railroad, the southern end of the island of Key Largo, composed then of the small communities of Planter and Lowesport, became known as “Tavernier.” Most maps before 1775 labeled Tavernier Key in Spanish as Cayo Tabona, which translates to “Horsefly,” or “Gadsfly” in English. Spanish letters relating to the recovery of the 1733 wrecks relate that they had to relocate their land camp from Cayo Tavona because of the horse flies. George Gauld made a map for the British Admiralty in 1775 and labeled it Cayo Tabona and Kay Tavernier. It was the only Key to which he gave two names. Gauld stated in his survey notes: “KAY TAVERNIER (or Cayo Tabano as it is called by the Spaniards) is a small island about 2 miles from the Southwest of Cayo Largo, and 5 leagues N.E. from Old Matecumbe.” Therefore, the place named Tavernier has been in print since 1775. Darlene Brown of the Miami Herald wrote in her article, Planter: A Village Founded and Destroyed by Sea’s Fury: “The famous pirate Jean Lafitte supposedly rested on Tavernier Key.” Tavernier appeared on the Florida East Coast Railway timetables in 1908. The Planter post office was discontinued in 1910 and the Tavernier post office opened on March 9, 1911. It was that era when the community of Tavernier was given its official name, probably by a combination of the railroad and post office, located near Tavernier Creek. The passage of the 1862 Federal Homestead Act and the surveying of the Upper Keys in the early 1870s made a lot of land available for public ownership. In 1865, William and Robert Albury left the Bahamas for the mainland and settled near the site of Planter across the water gap from Tavernier Island. The hurricane of 1909 hastened the demise of Planter. A pineapple blight also occurred and in October 1910 the Planter Post office closed, but Daniel Riley opened a Tavernier post office on March 9, 1911. The first real attempt to provide an Upper Keys community with the not-so-new invention of electricity was done by H. S. “Mac” McKenzie in Tavernier. At the age of 38 in 1928, Mac quit working as a Miami schoolteacher and moved with his wife Hazel to Tavernier. He became a partner with O. M. Woods in building petroleum storage tanks, a business he ended up owning. In the 1940s, Harry Harris and “Mac” McKenzie owned most of the property in the center of Tavernier. After the first Overseas Highway was opened in 1928 each community had one or more locations for guests to vacation. It is difficult to establish the exact opening date of the Driftwood Lodge, but it appears to be there on an aerial photograph taken in April 1935. In 1983, the Old Tavernier Town Association identified 59 structures on 75.8 acres for a proposed historic district in the National Register for Historic Places. The oldest house was the Rodney Albury house, which he had taken apart and moved by boat from Planter in 1919. This group was instrumental in preserving the 1928 Merlin Albury house and the 1936 Methodist Church building. Over protests from local citizens and a lawsuit, in 1988 US Homes Incorporated began construction of Planter’s Pointe condos. After considerable objections and a reduction of the number of units to be constructed, the name was changed to the Ocean Pointe condos that wiped the last traces of the early community of Planter. Key Largo FL is to the northeast. Islamorada FL is to the southwest.
Labor Day Hurricane of 1935
The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane was the strongest tropical storm of the 1935 Atlantic hurricane season, and the most intense hurricane to make landfall in the United States and the Atlantic Basin in recorded history. The Labor Day Hurricane was the first of three Category 5 hurricanes that made landfall in the United States during the 20th Century (the other two being 1969’s Hurricane Camille and 1992’s Hurricane Andrew). After forming as a weak tropical storm east of the Bahamas on August 29, it slowly proceeded westward and became a hurricane on September 1. As Labor Day approached, hurricane warnings went up over the Florida Keys. A train was dispatched from Miami to evacuate the Works Progress Administration (WPA) construction workers, consisting almost entirely of Bonus Army veterans and their families, from the ramshackle camps they were living in Windley Key and Lower Matecumbe Key. The train was almost entirely swept away before reaching the camps late on September 2. When it finally arrived in Upper Metecumbe Key only the engine survived the winds and wall of water that swept through the area. The hurricane struck the Upper Keys on Labor Day, Monday, September 2. The storm continued northwest along the Florida west coast, weakening before its second landfall near Cedar Key, Florida on September 4. The compact and intense hurricane caused extreme damage in the upper Florida Keys, as a storm surge of approximately 18 to 20 feet (5.5-6 meters) swept over the low-lying islands. The hurricane’s strong winds and the surge destroyed most of the buildings in the Islamorada area, and more than 200 World War I veterans housed in work camps were killed by the storm surge and flying debris. Portions of the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway were severely damaged or destroyed. The hurricane also caused additional damage in northwest Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. The hurricane killed more than 400 people, nearly all in the Florida Keys.
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Hurricane Management Group
Phone: (305) 330-5511
Contact Person: Michael Sorrell
Tavernier Garage Doors Installation: Replacement