It is difficult to imagine something as simple as a door standing up to a force of nature like a hurricane. Even if it sounds crazy, the short answer is yes, the right hurricane-proof door can survive a hurricane, especially if that door comes from ASP Windows and Doors.
Although it is always a good idea to be prepared in every way against a hurricane, with a hurricane door, you can usually rest assured that the wind may come knocking, but will not break through the front door.
What is an Impact or Hurricane Door?
Unlike regular doors, Miami impact doors or hurricane doors are made to hold strong against hurricane-force winds as well as flying debris the wind may hurl at your home. Think of it like you would an armored car; on the outside, it may look the same as a regular vehicle, except it can take a lot more punishment.
Usually, hurricane-proof doors will have the same type of exterior you find on a regular door but on the inside, it will have layers of protection. For example, it may feature a 24-gauge steel plate. If there are any glass components to the door, like a window, the glass will be made of three layers: very durable laminated glass on the outside with a protective interlayer made of polyvinyl.
Installing Impact Doors and Windows
Hurricane doors are sturdier and heavier than their regular counterparts, and as such, they require a stronger frame. As you can probably imagine, installing an impact door is not quite the same as a regular one. You should be aware that this is not a do-it-yourself type of job; installation must be done by professionals. The installation will require an inspection and must be up to the current code standards.
Why Should You Consider Impact Doors?
Seeing the devastation that a hurricane can cause is enough to make anyone think that there’s nothing you can do against such a force. However, the fact is that oftentimes a structure will become compromised because the weakest point gives in to the pressure of the wind; the wind enters the structure and, once inside, it has to go somewhere. All that air gushing into the property finds that the path of least resistance is usually the roof, often ripping it apart and having it fly off. By protecting that weak spot, usually windows and doors, you can greatly improve the chances of weathering a massive storm successfully.
Hurricane doors come with an added bonus – they will, in time, pay for themselves. By replacing your “regular door” for a hurricane-rated door, you can bring the cost of your insurance down considerably, making the door pay for itself.
Time to Protect Your Home
Do not take a chance with the safety of your home, call ASP Windows at 305-513-0514 for a free consultation about Miami impact doors. We offer the best hurricane doors Miami has available. Let us take the stress off when dealing with storm preparation. Call us now to learn how.