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Myth:

Garage doors have little impact other than overall look of the home.

Truth:

A garage door can impact your insurance costs, heating/cooling costs, and value of the home.

 

What is Windloading?

What is all the talk about windload requirements and windloading all about?

Windloading is an attempt to better prepare houses for extreme hurricane force winds and weather. The building industry began this research about 5 years ago and we are beginning to see windload requirements being mandated in coastal states.

installation pictureAs a concerned business, OCS Doors has researched this issue and presents some answers here for you in our FAQ on windloading section. The Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA) has put together several technical data sheets on this subject. Browse the articles below for more technical information.

"Garage Doors and Hurricanes"
"Residential & Commercial Windload Guides"