Residents of Broward County, Fort Lauderdale are Racing Out for Impact Doors

With hurricane season rapidly approaching, home owners and businesses in the Fort Lauderdale area of Broward County are clamoring to install impact doors.

This year, more than ever before, residents of Fort Lauderdale realize the need for impact doors. Why? With no land-falling hurricanes, Florida has been on a hurricane-free winning streak for 11 years, but in 2016 that streak came to an end. A Category-1 Hurricane named Hermine made landfall before weakening into a tropical storm.

On August 30, the NHC began issued tropical cyclone warnings and watches for the state of Florida. Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 51 counties, including Fort Lauderdale and the entire Broward County area.

After Hurricane Hermine raged across Florida, insured losses to property reached $80 million. There were 14,890 claims; 45 homes or businesses were destroyed, 187 suffered severe damage, and 259 experienced minor damage. Impact doors and windows helped to reduce damage in the homes and businesses of those who were wise enough to prepare for the possibility of major impact.

While most of the destruction occurred in Northern Florida, the experts at Sperling’s BestPlaces have ranked the top 10 areas that are most likely to be hit by the next major hurricane In 2017.
Southeast Florida (Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach) came in at  #1.  Broward County occupies 24 miles of coastline, smack dab in the center of the most vulnerable area. There is no better investment in a home or business, than impact doors and frames. American Door, Co is here to help protect you and your family from personal injury and property damage.

Need more information before deciding to invest in impact doors? The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is predicting a 70 percent chance of an "above-normal" hurricane season for 2017, with 11 to 17 named storms and five to nine hurricanes… including two to four major ones. Impact doors protect against the force of hurricane winds and flying debris. Fort Lauderdale, and the entire Broward County, is listed as being in the High Velocity Hurricane Zone, making impact doors from American Door, Co. a necessity.

Why are Hurricane winds so damaging?  The force is not steady. They are pounding winds that are capable of shredding vulnerable sections of homes and businesses apart. Imagine the effects of violent wind pressure on your exterior door by thinking about a door laid flat with the perimeter mounted to cinder blocks. Then drop  700 pounds of pressure time-and-time again more than an hour. Would you feel safe if the door wasn’t impact resistant?

Residents and business owners in the Fort Lauderdale area of Broward County can protect themselves and their valuables by installing impact doors from American Door, Co. before the June-September hurricane season.  To give you an idea of a normal season, take a look at these figures: a typical year will bring 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes. The year 2016 was a slightly above-average season that produced a total of 15 named storms, seven hurricanes and four major hurricanes. 

Last year NOAA (noted above) was right on the money; having predicted a "near-normal" season with 10 to 16 named storms, four to eight hurricanes, including one to four major hurricanes in 2016. Which means residents and business owners in the Fort Lauderdale area of Broward County should heed their warning for an “above-normal” hurricane season and install impact doors from American Door, Co.

Don’t leave your personal safety and your property and contents unprotected; schedule your appointment with American Door, Co. today! 

You can reach us by phone, at: (954) 771-8282
Or stop by: 595 W Prospect Rd, Oakland Park, FL 33309

We look forward to protecting you and your home or business, from the threat of the next hurricane season.