When it comes to large assets for your home like roofs, garage doors or windows, most homeowners try to get the most “cost efficient” deal for these high priced items. As we all know, you get what you pay for and this isn’t always the best way to shop when it comes to securing your home. Most homeowners do not know the true material of the garage door they are buying. This lack of knowledge can severely impact your home’s safety.
For example, when most people go looking for a garage door at a local “home improvement store” they are typically just looking for the best price and not necessarily the highest quality. We have had members of our team here at D & D Garage Doors, prove to homeowners that their door was galvanized steel when the store they purchased it from did not even know. It’s important to know the material of your door as certain materials have specific benefits.
The most common material that homeowners are purchasing from these stores is galvanized steel. Now, galvanized steel doors are the most popular material on the market and also the most durable. This is a great material to purchase for homeowners in Florida. It is also important for homeowners to understand the benefits of this material.
Benefits of Galvanized Steel:
Impact Rated and Wind Loaded: As the recent weather has shown here in Florida, it is important that your home is ready for anything. Having an impact rated door can save your home from a lot of possible damage and keep your home safe. Impact rated garage doors are almost impenetrable and can take on anywhere from 130 mph winds to about 160 mph. For most Florida homeowners, purchasing a garage door that can take a stand against the natural elements is a no-brainer.
Climate Resistant: Due to our harsh weather here in Florida with rain and heat garage doors, if not coated correctly, can rust or warp. Another benefit of a galvanized steel door is the improved paint systems on that stand up to the harsh climates. This paint system is perfect for preserving your door and increasing its lifespan.
Durability: Galvanized steel doors are very durable. Steel doors have proved to stand the test of time which makes them a great option for any home. They typically surpass the 20-25 year mark when it comes to longevity. Steel is also among one of the toughest materials on the market. Galvanized steel doors do not warp and they also require very low maintenance.
Homeowners who are purchasing their next garage door make sure they are aware of the material used. Make sure you are aware of what you are buying and the benefits involved in your purchase. It is important to know as the homeowner what is right for your home. Call D & D Garage Doors today for more information.