Windloaded glass garage doors are a must in the state of Louisiana. Due to it’s humid subtropical climate, this gulf coast state experiences long, hot, and humid summers and averages over 60 thunderstorms a year, more than any other state short of Florida. Louisiana has also been on the receiving end of some of the most devastating hurricanes and tropical cyclones in recent memory, weathering through three separate category 3 storms between 2005 and 2008.
Windloaded Glass Garage Doors: Louisiana’s Gulf Coast
Windloaded glass garage doors offer a set measure of resistance against high wind events such as storms and hurricanes. Our welded Titan and Custom CI models can offer wind load values up to 180 mph; a great asset for cities like New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lafayette, Monroe, and Alexandria. In the wake of so many category 3 hurricanes, Louisiana now expects their glass garage doors to carry adequate wind load ratings which can vary across the state.
Water damage is also a huge concern for Louisiana residents. At its farthest point, the Gulf of Mexico is no more than 200 miles away; coupled with the states many bayous, marshes, and inlets flooding can be devastating to homes and businesses. Our water resistant package, which is included as part of our Energy Efficiency Package, is a great option for glass garage doors that will be installed in these flood prone areas. By sealing the meeting extrusions against water infiltration and filling the hollows with expanded foam insulation, Arm-R-Lite can provide a glass garage door that is resistant to “weeping” or allowing water to flow through or settle in the frame. Flood vents are also available for our welded glass garage doors.
Please feel free to contact us or request a quote for your Louisiana windloaded and/or water resistant glass garage door today!