Overhead Door™ brand, one of the leading manufacturers of garage doors and operators for residential, commercial and industrial applications, has expanded its wind load rated door offerings with the introduction of four new commercial sectional steel garage doors. These new models, 421, 423, 427 and 429 are designed for durability and strength to help protect the building envelope during extreme high wind events. Each door is approved for use in Florida’s High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) in accordance with the test standards in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Notices of Acceptance are (NOA) 17-1207.08 and NOA 17-1207.09 (expirations, November 1, 2023).
“With the devastation still present from the active hurricane seasons of the past several years, Overhead Door™ brand is committed to serving Florida’s coastal markets with products that offer high wind load design pressures and impact ratings. Each of these elements are critical in helping to protect against the damaging effects of these extreme weather events,” said Bill Loughridge, Overhead Door™ Wind Load Product Manager. “Our new wind load models are not only engineered for use in areas with high velocity wind speeds but are also impact rated, meaning they are designed to help withstand wind-borne debris, a requirement in the High Velocity Hurricane Zone of South Florida.
In addition to being ideal for commercial applications requiring wind load approval in Fl
Florida’s Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, Sectional Steel Models 421,423, 427 and 429 also serve as an attractive and functional garage door for any business owner. Offering a variety of options, such as steel thickness, backing material, insulation and impact-rated glazing, these new door models provide architects, contractors and building owners flexibility in design and application to best suit their needs.