Unity Garage Door is proud to announce a successful garage door installation of a replacement, hurricane-proof garage door for a private residence in Fort Lauderdale, FL. For over 5 years, we've been providing quality garage door installations and repairs in South Florida. We’re committed to providing the best and most affordable garage door services to our customers.


As you may know, hurricanes tend to hit Florida pretty often. It's a sad reality that impacts millions of lives every year and costs billions in repair. That is why we offer our services, installing hurricane-proof garage doors in order to keep your belongings safe and sound. After witnessing the damages caused by Hurricane Ian and Nicole, our customer wanted to upgrade his garage door.


Upon seeing our website and seeing our slogan: “Florida’s Best Hurricane-Rated Garage Doors” he immediately contacted us and asked for our services. After arriving at his residence, we started working on installing a replacement—a better one! We told him about all the benefits of having a high-quality hurricane-resistant garage door and now we will share that with you in this blog post.

Why You Need A Hurricane-Proof Garage Door Installation Service In Florida

As we have stated above, Florida is a hurricane prone area that experiences this natural disaster every 3 years and causing over $450 billion of insured property since the early 20th century. This is why the value of insured property in Florida against this natural disaster is the highest in the nation and this makes you think twice about your home's protection. 


As you may have heard before, a garage door is one of the most important features of your home and when it comes to hurricanes, it's no different. A garage door can be your first line of defense against a hurricane because it seals your home from strong winds and rain. Now you may think that you've lived long enough in Florida but these hurricanes haven't touched your home, however, being prepared is always a better choice than having to deal with the costs later on. Having a hurricane-proof garage door installed is the best investment you'll ever make and here's why:

Reinforced Garage Doors

The sky is dark with swirling clouds, the wind is picking up, and the rain starts to fall. The power has already gone out, and you know that a hurricane is coming. Your thoughts turn to your garage door: will it be able to withstand the storm? If you live in a hurricane-prone area like Florida, you'll be happy to know there are garage doors available for sale that can stand strong against high winds. There are 9 levels of reinforcement for garage doors (rated by W1 through W9), but all of them come with the addition of extra bracing and posts that are not necessary on normal garage doors. This additional material makes them storm-ready so they can be up against some very strong winds. Because they're not used every single day, you may forget about these reinforcements until a storm hits, so keep in mind that they need to be dropped down if there's even a chance of bad weather.

Strong Winds and Flood Prevention

Garages are places we use to store our cars and other things we want to protect from the elements. When a hurricane, tornado, or other storm hits, the garage door becomes one of the most important parts of your home. It’s all about protecting the inside of your house, and it’s never too early to make sure that part is as safe as possible. If you're in an area at risk for tornadoes, hurricanes, or other strong winds, you can go a long way toward protecting your home by making sure you have a hurricane-proof garage door installed.


Unlike regular garage doors that can be damaged by strong winds and can allow wind to enter the garage and cause damage to the home, hurricane-proof ones are made to withstand the roughest and toughest storms you'll ever see. You won't have to worry about a piece of debris flying through it or your entire garage being blown away when a hurricane hits. In addition to flying objects, hurricanes can cause water damage too. A standard door isn't sealed tight enough to prevent water from getting into the sides of your garage when floods happen—water damage costs thousands of dollars even if it's only an inch deep—but a hurricane-proof one will keep water out.

Little Maintenance Over Time

A hurricane-proof garage door is a great investment in your home. It will help protect your home and belongings from the harshest of storms. A regular garage door doesn’t stand a chance of a storm like this, but with a hurricane-proof one, you can rest easy knowing that your home and family are protected. There are some maintenance tasks you will have to do over the years, just as you would with any other garage door, but for the most part, this investment will be low-maintenance over time. And when the next big storm comes along, you can count on your garage door to protect what’s inside. So be sure to hire a garage door contractor for a hurricane-proof garage door installation!

Affordable Garage Doors At Your Fingertips

While you may think that hurricane-proof garage doors are expensive, then you may need to reconsider. Hurricane-proof ones are all affordable garage doors with only a minimal cost difference from a regular garage door if you think about the safety it comes with it when a storm hits.  When you opt for a garage door replacement and you live in hurricane and storm-prone areas, think about the benefits we have stated above. The wind and flood resistance, better reinforcement, little maintenance, as well as better security as these doors have additional brackets and hinges preventing break-ins.

Choose Unity Garage Door For All Your Garage Door Installation Needs!

At Unity Garage Door, we are committed to providing the best and most affordable garage door installation service to our valued customers. We understand the importance of having a hurricane-proof garage door in Florida and offer a variety of services to fit the needs of our clients. Whether you need a new garage door installation or simply want to reinforce your existing one, we are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our affordable garage door services or visit our website for more information!