Do you know…
the garage door is potentially
the largest and weakest opening in many homes to a hurricane?
according to the Federal Emergency
Management Agency, loss of the garage door was a major factor for homes
damaged or destroyed in Hurricane Andrew?
regardless of the type and
strength of your door, it is attached to the garage by only its tracks?
A Secure Door® vertical brace
is pictured at right on the inside of a typical steel garage door.
Florida Building Code approved (FL6420)
Exceeds ASTM E330 and SBCCI Retrofit wind speed standards
Made of high-quality
aircraft-grade aluminum that is lightweight yet incredibly strong; each
brace weighs less than 20 pounds.
Unique telescoping design
enables the brace to fit almost all garage doors.
Selected by the University of Florida
for their Windstorm
hurricane-resistant model homes
Brace is anchored into the wall
above the garage door, into the garage floor, and to each hinge, providing
crucial reinforcement of the tracks.
Brackets attach to hinges to
keep the door from being blown in or sucked out and are adjustable to fit
behind any horizontal braces.
For the protection and peace of
mind you deserve, reinforce your garage door with Secure Door®
protection against up to 180 mph winds (dependent upon the quality,
condition type of material used in the fabrication of your garage door).
- Much less
expensive than hurricane-resistant garage doors and garage door shutters
effective than retrofitted horizontal garage door braces
- Can be set up
in three minutes or less should a hurricane threaten
- Does not
attach permanently to the garage door; stores inconspicuously and
conveniently out of the way
- Does not
require a building permit for purchase or installation
- May qualify
you for some type of homeowners insurance discount
- Fits almost
all garage doors
requires no maintenance
the garage door and provides an anchor and support in addition to the
garage door tracks
Secure Door® is
designed for do-it-yourself installation by most homeowners. Set up and
installation requires an electric drill, a ½" masonry bit, a 5/16 inch
socket driver, a crescent or socket wrench, a hammer, scissors or utility
knife, and a single blade screwdriver. The set-up and installation of the
first brace typically can be completed in about 45 minutes with additional
braces taking less time. A handyman or service can be hired usually at a very
reasonable cost if the homeowner does not wish to install the brace(s).
Once the initial installation is complete, Secure Door® is removed until
needed. When not in use, only the top bracket (attached to the wall above the
garage door) and the bolts for the floor anchor remain permanently in place.
The floor anchor bolts fit flush and inconspicuously out of the way on the
garage floor. After the initial installation is complete, each Secure Door®
brace can be put in place should a hurricane threaten (and subsequently taken
down) in less than three minutes.
*SECURE ENTERPRISES LLC ENCOURAGES THE USE OF 3
BRACES ON ALL DOUBLE DOORS. Two
braces may be suitable in areas where wind speed requirements are 110 mph or
below when horizontal bracing is on the door with one brace per door panel.
Protection levels assume correct brace installation.
Suitable for wind speed protection but not impact protection.
Individual consumer results will vary with the age, size, condition,
construction method, installation technique, and material used for the skin
of the door where braces are attached. Use of the Secure Door bracing system
with thin skinned doors made of vinyl or single layer fiberglass as well as
with wood doors with a lattice work frame and inset panels about 2’x2’ panels
is not recommended. Continuous wood panel doors and steel doors are better
candidates for protection.
The above guidelines are based on ASTM E330-90 test
results on a new 7’x16’ rolled sheet steel door (0.0174” thickness) with no
windows and with an estimated wind speed resistance capability of 70 mph. The
same type door installed according to manufacturer’s specifications and
reinforced with three Secure Door® braces withstood in independent laboratory
tests a maximum or test pressure equivalent to 180 mph wind speeds similar to
gusts and a design wind sped pressures equivalent to between 140 and 150 mph
(similar to sustained winds).
Order yours today for only
$169.99 a brace, plus tax and shipping by calling 1-321-242-6771