Impact-Resistant Garage Doors Survive Hurricane Irma

WAUSEON, OHIO – 23 Oct, 2017 – When Hurricane Irma hit in September, the mass of the Category 4 hurricane encompassed all of Florida. Exposed and vulnerable, Cocoa Beach received a lashing with high winds and tornadoes. However, amidst Mother Nature’s full wrath, residents at several Florida communities say their garage doors remained intact.

“There were 100 mph winds that took down trees, broke glass and caused water damage in many of our 72 units, but the Haas Doors on our garages appear to be just fine,” says Joe Fanning, treasurer of the Spanish Main Condominium Association in Cocoa Beach, Fl. “These 64 garage doors have now survived Hurricanes Matthew and Irma. They’re amazingly durable and we’re very pleased that we invested in these impact-resistant garage doors earlier in 2016.”

The sturdy steel garage doors from Haas Door meet state of Florida and Miami/Dade County wind load standards and can help protect properties from storms. In Cape Coral, Donald Koch had a similar experience during Hurricane Irma.

“We had a direct hit from the hurricane, with winds reaching more than 100 mph and higher gusts, but had no damage to our house,” says Koch. “The 600 Series is the best garage door you could ask for. This is the second time our garage door from Haas Door has stood up to Mother Nature for us.

“In January of 2016 an EF-2 tornado with wind gusts of 132 mph hit our area. Our 600 Series door was riddled with ceramic shingles that actually flew into and embedded themselves in our garage door. Amazingly, once they were pulled out, the garage door worked! I wish everyone could see how garage doors from Haas Door stand up to these storms. We’re true believers in these doors.”

In the middle of Florida, in Sanford, Josh Smith feels fortunate that his riverside home survived with no damage during Hurricane Irma. “We have a new home and it’s a testament to its construction and the materials used that we were able to escape with no damage,” says Smith. “The house fared well, and the garage door from Haas Door did an awesome job. There was no wind or water penetration at all during the storm, which is very impressive!”

Haas Door is located in Wauseon, Ohio, where the company manufactures steel and aluminum residential and commercial garage doors. The family-owned company holds memberships in IDA and DASMA, and produces products that are sold throughout North America.

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