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Does your entry door need to be impact rated?

December 5th, 2011 | Posted in Entry Doors

It should be! Severe wind is a serious concern no matter where you live. That’s why Therma-Tru’s Advanced Technology Center works to improve the wind protection performance of our doors. We have testing units that duplicate hurricane winds and other conditions. As an example of the center’s work, the Classic-Craft® line has a design pressure rating as high as DP-100. The DP rating is a measure of the level of wind force a door system can withstand without failing or cracking. 

Following the destruction from Hurricane Andrew in 1992, the state of Florida adopted some of the toughest U.S. building codes. Most of Therma-Tru’s Classic-Craft, Fiber-Classic® and Smooth-Star® fiberglass door systems have been tested and approved for coastal use in Florida. This includes configured door systems with one sidelite, two sidelites and double doors.

Broten Garage Door & Gate now offers impact rated entry and patio doors by Therma Tru, America’s most preferred brand. If you’re thinking of replacing your entry door, or upgrading to an impact rated entry doorcontact us today. Designed for superior performance in the harshest coastal environments, and available with impact windows and sidelights, a Therma Tru entry door system or patio door system adds safety, security, and value to your home. Enhance the beauty and the safety of your home with hurricane rated entry doors and patio doors from Broten. Let us work with you to help you find the right style and fit for your home.


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