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What to do about your garage door when a hurricane is approaching

Posted at 3:46 PM, May 22, 2010

During a hurricane, your garage is one of the most susceptible areas to damage. 

There are three main ways you can protect your garage door during a hurricane:

  1. Often, newer garage doors will come with extra bracing and pins that go on the sides. In this situation, make sure to close the door, unplug the garage door opener, and place the safety pins in the side foundation of the home.
  2. Another method is to place paneled shutters on outside of garage door. Although effective, this method can be time consuming (many panels have to be put up).
  3. Finally, some garage doors come with poles on inside of garage door which, when placed into the concrete, can lock your garage door in place.

Whichever method you choose, make sure to keep your garage door protected during a hurricane.


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