House Doors and Garage Doors

Your house and garage doors probably already have bolts, but these will not hold up against hurricane-strength winds. If you don't already have a hurricane bolt system in place, head over to your local building supplies retailer and fine a sturdy one that will work well with your existing door and doorframe. Once you have a bolt system, make sure to routinely check it to make sure it is easy to operate and that it works properly. Garage doors will require more reinforcement because of their size. In addition to locking bolts, you may want to invest in vertical and horizontal bracing along the interior of the door, as well as reinforced end stiles to keep the door from twisting out of shape or collapsing.