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High Impact Garage Doors

The need and importance for high impact garage doors may be no greater then here in southeast Florida.  With high strong wings and hurricane season filled will numerous storms having an impact-rated garage door with your home is a must.  All of the garage doors we sell, install and service at Broten are high impact hurricane-rated garage doors. Broten has been the hurricane-rated garage door pros since 1956.

Broten offers the largest selection of high impact garages doors in southeast Florida, which gives homeowners the ability to find a garage door that not only protects their home, it will also match their home’s style. The selection includes high impact garage doors in Contemporary, Traditional, Wood-look, Mediterranean, Glass, Carriage House and Custom styles. Shop through our selection below to find the best hurricane-rated garage door for your home.

Impact Glass Garage Doors

Impact Glass Garage Doors

The Impact Glass Garage Door is the perfect glass style garage door for Florida homeowners, providing the modern and contemporary look of other glass garage doors with the high impact glass that is an approved hurricane rated garage door. The Impact Glass Garage Door offers a few different types of glass to provide great curb appearance and privacy in your home’s garage to best match your home. Check out this and all the features with the Impact Glass Garage Door.

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Canyon Ridge® Limited Edition Series

Canyon Ridge® Limited Edition Series

The Canyon Ridge Series offers a complete portfolio of design options for homeowners who love the look of wood, but not the upkeep. Constructed of durable, low-maintenance steel and composite, these faux wood alternatives offer the best of both worlds – the realism and beauty of a natural-stained wood appearance combined with the strength and energy efficiency of insulated steel. With an extensive selection of overlays, designs, decorative hardware and finish colors available, there is a design to complement any home style and budget.

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Canyon Ridge® Modern Series

Canyon Ridge® Modern Series

The Modern Series from the Clopay Canyon Ridge Collection is a customizable wood-look contemporary style garage door that matches perfectly for homeowners with Mid-Century, Modern, and Mediterranean Florida homes. The faux-wood overlays provide homeowners with the beauty and style of a wood-look door, while the steel built garage door offers the durability and low-maintenance needs favored in steel and composite garage doors. The Modern Series comes with a number of customizable options, including plank design, window design options, numerous colors and finishes, as well as various materials and hardware options. Interested in more of the customizable features of the Modern Series, or curious if this garage door would be a perfect match for your home, contact us today and request more information from our garage door experts.

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Canyon Ridge® Ultra Grain®

Canyon Ridge® Ultra Grain®

An attractive and economical alternative to the Canyon Ridge Limited Edition Series, this door features a 2″ Intellicore® polyurethane steel base with Ultra-Grain®, a durable, natural-looking, woodgrain paint finish. Stained Clear Cypress composite overlays are applied to the steel door surface to create beautiful carriage house designs.

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Signature Series

Signature Series

Let our team at Broten create a one-of-a-kind door for your home. Working from a professional drawing or even a sketch on a notepad, Broten can create just about any door you’ve imagined. Bring us your sketch and let us develop your dream door. Our in-house craftsmen will then create it using a variety of woods including Cypress and Mahogany, bringing your dream door to life.

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Eden Coast

Eden Coast

Eden Coast Garage Doors are custom-designed garage doors that incorporate composite overlays applied to steel, hurricane-rated garage doors, giving you the look and feel of wood without the maintenance and headaches. The custom-designed process allows more options, more availability and more freedom to create the door of your dreams. Let the design of your garage doors complement the design of your home, turning your garage into a room all its own. Increase your curb appeal today, and start to design your home “addition” without limits.

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Coachman Collection®

Coachman Collection®

The Coachman Collection gives your home the classic elegance it deserves while complementing your home’s architectural style. With four distinctive series, the Coachman Collection offers the sophisticated look of a carriage house door with the science and durability of steel and composite construction. It’s the perfect blend of beauty and practicality.

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Gallery Collection® 1 & 3 Layer

Gallery Collection® 1 & 3 Layer

The Gallery Collection combines stylish carriage house designs at affordable prices. Available in different panel designs and colors including faux wood finishes, these doors make a great first impression that will become a lasting impression. Enjoy vintage-style steel garage doors with updated appeal for an uncompromising look.

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Modern Steel

Modern Steel

The Modern Steel garage door is a durable steel garage door with the option of cypress overlays for a natural wood grain texture. This contemporary style garage door is a perfect door style for mid-century modern style homes. Along with the modern style and design this garage door is an approved hurricane-rated garage door for Florida homes, give homeowners both the beauty and protective need in any garage door. For more information on this door, please contact our expert garage door team for a free estimate and information.

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Premium Series

Premium Series

Improve your home’s appearance and energy efficiency with the Premium Series insulated Garage Door. Available with a choice of insulations, these doors provide exceptional insulating R-Values, strength and security, as well as quiet operation and a beautiful appearance. Choose from three panel types, multiple color options and a range of decorative window options to a create a door that fits your budget and enhances your home’s curb appeal.

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Value Series

Value Series

The Value Series garage doors provide a durable, affordable, and low-maintenance garage door for your home, offering beautiful, long-lasting performance in a variety of styles and colors. Broten Garage Door Sales has the right garage door to fit your home and budget, the Value Series is here to prove it.

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Hurricane-Rated Garage Doors

For many homes, garage doors are a convenient necessity. Whether your garage contains a new car or boxes of holiday decorations, a sturdy garage door keeps everything in your garage safe from the elements and intruders.

However, if you live in high-wind or hurricane-prone regions such as South Florida, a standard garage door can quickly become a liability. In high winds, unreinforced garage doors can be torn away, threatening the integrity of your home and leading to a host of more severe damages.

Fortunately, hurricane-rated garage doors are an efficient solution. Specially designed to withstand severe storms, hurricane-rated garage doors can keep your house safe, even in the midst of a hurricane. In this guide, we will explain the details about reinforced garage doors, along with stylish and functional options for your home.

Reinforced Garage Doors

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Garage doors are highly susceptible to damage by high winds. Unless you have installed a tested, hurricane-rated garage door, you risk storm winds buckling it or tearing it away from your house. That's where reinforced impact-rated garage doors can help — installing an appropriate garage door is crucial to maintaining the integrity of your home.

1. What Is a Reinforced Impact-Rated Garage Door?

Hurricane-rated garage doors, also known as impact-resistant, wind-resistant or reinforced impact-rated garage doors, are specifically designed to withstand the damage of hurricanes and high wind storms. Some models can endure winds up to 200 miles per hour, which is more than the speeds of a Category 5 hurricane.

Reinforced garage doors come in two general models — add-on and storm-ready. Add-on systems allow a homeowner to install tall posts behind the garage door. These floor-to-ceiling posts help to reinforce a standard storm door in the case of a heavy storm, and they are typically removed after the storm has passed.

Storm-ready reinforced garage doors are specifically designed with high-winds in mind. Impact-resistant garage doors are built with a minimum of one layer of steel. The type, number and thickness of the steel layer determines the maximum wind speed the door can endure. Besides steel, many wind-resistant garage doors have additional layers of aluminum, wood paneling and insulation.

2. Reinforced Garage Door vs. Unreinforced Garage Doors

hurricane damaged garage door

The primary difference between unreinforced and reinforced garage doors is their purpose — unreinforced garage doors are designed to function under normal circumstances, while reinforced garage doors are built to withstand the intense pressure and high winds of a hurricane.

Here are some of the specific elements that differentiate reinforced garage doors from standard models:

  • Extra layers: While standard garage doors are often made from one or two layers of metal, hurricane-rated garage doors are built with layers of steel, aluminum, insulation and wood paneling to make them as strong as possible.
  • Heavy-gauge track: In addition to heavy-duty layers, hurricane-rated garage doors also have heavier-gauge track than standard garage doors. Heavy-gauge tracks keep doors in their place and prevent fierce winds from lifting, twisting or removing the door.
  • Additional reinforcement: Impact-resistant garage doors are often reinforced with steel rods on the interior side of the door. These additional supports significantly increase the strength of the door and prevent it from twisting, keeping your home safe throughout a heavy storm season.

Just because a door is hurricane-rated doesn't mean it isn't stylish and appealing. Reinforced garage doors still have the same beautiful facades of standard doors — to an observer, a reinforced garage door looks like any other garage door. However, reinforced doors pair beauty with durability, and they are strong enough to resist even the highest hurricane winds.

Importance of High Impact Garage Doors

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Installing a high impact garage door does more than protect your garage.

Due to their large size, garage doors are more susceptible to damage by high winds than other types of exterior entries or openings. During a storm, high winds can twist and tear an unreinforced garage door away from a building, opening your garage to the storm.

A blown-away garage door doesn't just damage your garage — during a hurricane, an open garage door acts as a breach point and sends winds tearing through a home. This can produce a buildup of uncontrolled internal pressure, which can blow out a home's windows, roof and supporting walls.

Additionally, hurricane winds can send objects such as patio furniture or trees crashing into the side of a home, causing weak doors to buckle under the force. Even if the structure of a building is not damaged, the resulting opening can let in water, leading to water damage. Water damage comes with its own list of costly repairs — just one inch of stormwater can lead to roughly $25,000 in repair costs.

A hurricane-rated garage door protects your home from long-term damage and keeps your entire house safe during a storm, not just your garage.

Wind-Code Requirements in Florida

florida home modern glass garage door

Florida experiences many heavy storms every year — hurricane season is from around June to November, with the most storms occurring from August to October. On average, one to two storms make landfall in the eastern regions of the United States per year, and roughly 40 percent of those hit Florida.

Because of Florida's high exposure to heavy winds, the Florida Building Commission regularly updates specific wind-code requirements for residential and commercial buildings. Every geographic region is different — your local building code authority can give you the most current wind-code information, and often, professional garage door technicians will perform an on-site inspection to see if your existing doors are up to code.

Here are a few steps to help you determine your wind-code requirements.

wind code requirement map florida
  1. Determine your area's minimum wind speed: The first step is to figure out the minimum wind speed your door must meet or exceed to be safe. Also take note whether or not wind-borne debris is a threat in your area — if so, it could affect your requirements.
  2. Determine your exposure: In Florida, structures are given an exposure rating — Exposure B, Exposure C or Exposure D. The type of exposure will affect the wind-code requirements of your garage door.
    • Exposure B: defined as urban and suburban areas, wooded areas or other terrain with numerous closely spaced obstructions.
    • Exposure C: defined as open terrain with scattered obstructions including flat open ground, grasslands. All of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties is Exposure C, unless meets Exposure D definition.
    • Exposure D: defined as being within 600 ft. of the oceanfront or other large body of water measuring at least 5,000 feet across.
  3. Determine your structural type: One story and two story homes will have different requirements — take the structural type of your home into consideration when determining your wind-code requirements.

For the most accurate results, talk to both your local building code authority and a garage door professional to find a door that meets your area's wind-code requirements.

Our Reinforced Impact-Rated Garage Doors

reinforced carriage house style garage doors

At Broten Garage Door Sales, we offer a wide range of reinforced garage doors so you can find a door to fit any architectural style. Whether you prefer the look of glass, steel or wood, we have a safe garage door that suits your home or business.

1. Impact Glass Garage Door

high impact full glass garage door

If you are looking for cutting-edge design and contemporary style, glass garage doors go perfectly with a clean and urban aesthetic. Glass garage doors transform the look of your home, but many homeowners assume they are easily broken and unsuitable for high winds. Our Impact Glass Garage Doors combine modern design with hurricane-ready strength.

Reinforced glass garage doors allow you to enjoy natural light during the day, and produce a warm glow after dark. With different window options, you can determine the degree of light and privacy that is right for your home.

Our impact glass garage doors are constructed with frosted or clear impact-rated glass, aluminum frames and stainless steel rollers and hinges. The frames come in a variety of finishes, including bronze, white and natural wood grain.

2. Canyon Ridge Limited Edition Series

canyon ridge limited edition garage doors steel and composite wood

If you love the look of wood but could do without the upkeep, the Canyon Ridge Series is the perfect compromise.

Built from low-maintenance, sturdy steel and composite, these garage doors provide the strength and energy-efficient benefits of insulated steel along with the beauty and realism of stained wood. The Canyon Ridge Series comes with a broad selection of finish colors, decorative hardware, overlays and designs, so you can find a style to suit your home and your budget.

The Canyon Ridge Limited Edition Series is one of the most popular and highly rated garage doors offered from top garage door manufacturer Clopay. This door matches well with many different home styles too, including colonial, craftsman, traditional and bungalow

3. Canyon Ridge Modern Series

canyon ridge modern series windows left right side

For those who like the classic look of wood but prefer a more contemporary design, the Canyon Ridge Modern Series provides the best of both worlds.

The Canyon Ridge Modern doors bring customizable and contemporary style to your home. They work well with both modern and mid-century designs, and because these doors are steel-based, they can withstand even the harshest storm winds.

Canyon Ridge Modern doors meet Florida wind code specifications and come with added insulation to cut down on energy costs. Whatever color, design, hardware and window types you prefer, you can customize your Canyon Ridge Modern garage door to suit your building's aesthetic and style.

4. Canyon Ridge Ultra Grain

canyon ridge ultra grain garage doors

Simultaneously attractive and economical, the Canyon Ridge Ultra Grain Series is a tough combination of steel, insulation and composite.

A wide variety of overlay designs and materials provide a broad range of different looks and effects, and each piece is molded from actual wood pieces to imitate the natural grain and texture of wood accurately.

In addition to reinforced designs, impact windows are available to add some natural light and charm to your garage door. These windows while adding great aesthetics are also high impact rated and helps ensure the protection of your home in hurricane force winds, giving the best combination of beauty and function.

5. Signature Series

signature series garage doors

If you can't find the right design to meet your needs, choose the Signature Series, and let our team work with you to create a garage door designed specifically for your home and style.

Whether you have a professional illustration or just ideas sketched down on a notepad, we can construct almost any door based on your specifications. Using a wide variety of gorgeous, on-demand woods, such as mahogany or cypress, our in-house teams of craftsmen will make your dream door a reality.

Our insulated and multi-layer steel construction will make your custom door strong enough to withstand hurricane-grade winds, making the Signature Series doors beautiful and durable options for your home.

6. Eden Coast

contemporary white wood-look garage doors

Another customizable option, our Eden Coast Garage Doors are a contemporary spin on the classic garage door design and look.

With Eden Coast, your garage will look more streamlined and modern than ever before. Designed to replicate the look of real wood, Eden Coast garage doors will bring a minimalist edge to your home, boosting your curb appeal and protecting you against strong winds.

Personalize your door to match your home's unique architectural style, and choose from a range of color, insulation and window options for maximum customization.

7. Coachman Collection

white traditional carriage house style garage doors

Giving your home class, elegance and style doesn't require a massive renovation — the Coachman Collection effortlessly brings a sophisticated edge to your home, all while protecting it from hurricane winds.

The Coachman Collection provides the elegant look of a carriage house door, but don't let its classic look fool you — behind a gorgeous exterior are tough composite and durable steel technology, helping these doors withstand even the harshest storms.

With a variety of designs including French Country, Tudor, Victorian, Shaker and Traditional, there is a Coachman door that will suit the style of any home. Offset with wrought-iron hardware and accents, the Coachman Collection features doors that are simultaneously sturdy and charming.

8. Gallery Collection

gallery collection garage doors 1 and 3 layer doors

Combining carriage-house style with wide affordability, the Gallery Collection garage doors perfectly balance aesthetic appeal with durable strength. This garage door matches well with several home styles in Southeast Florida, including bungalow, craftsman, farmhouse, ranch, colonial and traditional. The Gallery collection offers homeowners design options to personalize the garage door to home's look.

Available in different colors and panel designs, the Gallery Collection provides a vintage-inspired garage door with a contemporary flair. If you prefer the look of wood, the collection comes with a range of faux wood, also known as wood-look finishes for additional elegance, giving you the durability of steel and the look and beauty of wood. Choose from 12 different color options for maximum personalization.

9. Modern Steel

modern steel collection garage door

The Modern Steel Collection is the perfect choice for mid-century modern, mediterranean and contemporary-style homes.

Match the streamlined and minimalist look of your architecture with a Modern Steel garage door. Fusing urban aesthetics with hurricane-grade technology, these garage doors instantly update your curb appeal and increase your storm security.

The Modern Steel Collection comes with a rust-prevention system to keep your door in top performance, even when faced with years of hurricane winds and rain.

10. Premium Series

Premium Series Insulated Garage Doors

For environmentally conscious homeowners, the Premium Series features energy-saving and hurricane-grade garage doors that combine style with functionality.

The Premium Series is designed to simultaneously boost your home's appearance, guard against storms and increase your energy efficiency. With quiet operation and a lovely appearance, these garage doors feature a wide range of finishes and decorative window options so you can personalize them to suit your home and preferences.

Featuring three-layer, insulated steel construction and rust-prevention technology, the Premium Series garage doors are built to last, even through Florida's harsh storms.

11. Value Series

value series garage doors

Durable, affordable and low-maintenance, the Value Series was designed to give homeowners long-lasting performance and a beautiful aesthetic.

With woodgrain-embossed finishes, the Value Series doors have subtle and soft detailing that sets them apart from standard garage doors.

Featuring rust-prevention technology and impact windows, the Value Series garage doors provide a virtually maintenance-free solution to your storm-ready garage door needs.

Find a Hurricane-Rated Garage Door at Broten Garage Door Sales

traditional raised panel reinforced garage door

For more than 60 years, Broten Garage Door Sales has served South Florida as the premier stop for residential and commercial garage doors. Broten Garage Door Sales is family-owned and operated, and our team is dedicated to providing the highest possible customer service.

At Broten Garage Door Sales, our doors come with a one-year labor warranty, and all garage door installations and repairs are performed by our employees, not subcontractors. With 24/7 service and industry-leading knowledge and technology, we perform over 15,000 service calls every year and have earned a 98.5 percent excellence rating in customer satisfaction.

Don't wait until the next storm to upgrade your garage — explore our range of hurricane-rated garage doors and get a free estimate today.