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There are so many reasons why garage doors are beneficial to a house. Not only do they offer a safe haven for your car or other possessions, but they add considerable value to your home.

But if you live in or around the New Orleans Metro area, then there's something else you should know about your attached garage door: during a hurricane they can be the reason why your home gets destroyed.

That's because unless you have a reinforced garage door installed, hurricane-like winds can knock down your garage door, allowing pressure to build up inside your home until the entire structure collapses.

If you were to take a look at recent hurricanes in our region, you'll discover that the garage door is typically the first part of your home to get destroyed.

Seeing as your home is likely your most valuable asset, and seeing as we live in a region of the world infamous for massive storms, isn't it about time you looked into making your garage doors more resilient to hurricanes?

American Garage Door can help.

Install a reinforced garage door to protect your home and family

At American Garage Door of New Orleans, we're constantly looking for ways to provide our customers with the best possible products to meet their needs.

Here in Southeastern Louisiana, we're well aware that being prepared for hurricanes is at the forefront of most of our neighbors' minds – it sure is on our minds!

That's why we're proud to offer reinforced garage doors that are proven to hold up against some of the mightiest winds New Orleans is known to experience.

Two kinds of reinforced garage doors to choose from

The first kind is an "add-on" system. This requires homeowners to install floor-to-ceiling posts behind the garage door as a reinforcement just before a storm hits. You can remove this system following the storm.

However, that's not really an ideal system. What if, for example, you happen to be away when a storm hits? Who'll set up the system to protect your house?

That's why we suggest our Clopay WindCode® Storm-Ready® doors. These doors don't require you to add posts or additional reinforcements. The reinforcements are built into the structure of the door and the entire system is engaged the moment you lock it.

Not only does this save time and effort on your part, but it's the perfect solution for those times when you're forced to evacuate quickly.

Do I have to sacrifice appearances for a reinforced garage door?

That is a fantastic question! As the leader in garage doors throughout Greater New Orleans, we know how important it is for homeowners to install garages that fit seamlessly into the look and feel of the rest of their property.

Fortunately, the reinforced garage doors we offer come in many different styles, including:

  • Traditional
  • Carriage House
  • And contemporary designs

Choose the right garage door for your home - American Garage Door can help

With so many styles and types of reinforced garage doors available, it's important that you choose the right one for your home.

Our garage door specialists can help. We'll look at your property, assess your budgetary limits, and research the types of storms that are typical for your region. Armed with all of that information, we'll be able to suggest the best possible reinforced garage door to protect your home, your family, and your treasured possessions.

Contact us today to learn more about how you can better protect your home from hurricanes.

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Fax: 985.893.0831

American Garage Door provides full service garage door installation, maintenance and repairs in greater New Orleans including Metairie, Kenner, Mandeville, Covington, Madisonville, Slidell as well as Picayune and Gulfport MS.