As the temperature increases, so does the chance for severe storms, and for business owners, weather conditions often play an important factor when making decisions that affect operations.
This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an active hurricane season with 13 to 20 named storms, lasting from June 1 to November 30. During hurricanes, pressure or high winds can cause doors to collapse or detach from their tracks. If this happens, the storm can cause extensive damage to your business or facility. When you purchase a new wind-resistant door or add wind load options to your existing commercial or industrial overhead door, you’ll have one less worry during times of high winds from hurricanes or extreme storms. Overhead Door’s exclusive line of wind load doors is designed to withstand nature’s power and keep your employees and possessions safe.
At Overhead Door, protecting your property is one of our core values; here are a few options that will give you peace of mind during hurricanes or other extreme storms
As the premier line of insulated doors available today, Thermacore® series doors are an ideal choice for applications that demand the highest levels of thermal efficiency, air infiltration and wind load resistance. We’ve designed them for maximum thermal efficiency so that your business stays comfortable during extremely hot or cold temperatures. Additionally, this line features a flexible bottom weatherseal that lessens conductivity of heat and cold, minimizes air and water penetration, and accommodates irregular floor conditions, making this door the perfect choice if your business is located in an area that is prone to frequent storms.
A new addition to our line of rolling steel service doors is the Stormtite™ AP Model 627. The Stormtite™ AP offers commercial and industrial facility owners the most advanced thermal performance values on the market, delivers 20 psf (design pressure) of wind load protection, equivalent to approximately 90-110 mph wind speed, and can be built to accommodate higher wind loading upon request. The system features a comprehensive triple finned perimeter and header weatherseals to minimize air and water penetration and offers the highest calculated R-value published by any major U.S. manufacturer of insulated rolling steel doors.
In addition the systems mentioned, the following commercial collections are available with wind load options:
For questions about commercial door options or to upgrade your existing commercial or industrial door to a wind load compliant door system, contact your local Overhead Door distributor. Overhead Door distributors will help you find the wind resistant door that will offer the highest level of protection for your situation or geographic location.