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A New Patented Garage Door Bracing System Designed to Withstand The Force of High Winds.
U.S. Patent # 5,732,758

Fortress Storm Security Brace is designed to be ready when the storm hits! Once installed, they require no special preparation in advance of the storm.
A Fortress equipped garage door will protect your home at the time of the storm!
W h e n the g a r a g e doo r b uckles un der h igh wind loa ds, the g a ra g e is insta ntly pre ssurize d. This often l e a d s t o a “ do m i n o” fa i l ur e of the en tire b uild in g stru cture. The insta nt pre ssuriza tion of the g a ra g e c a use s the g a r a g e r o o f t o b e b l o wn off the house. O nce th e Garage roo f blow s off, the re m a ining roof blow s off the house a n d t h e w a l l s cave i n w a r d. Any one occu pyin g su ch a structu re, a s it fa ils in this m a nne r, w ill m ost like ly be se ve re ly i n j u r e d o r k i l l ed . O f c our s e hur ricanes do n ot affect ju st a sing le hom e . R a the r, thousa nds of hom e s a nd busin e s s e s a l i k e w i l l b e si mila r l y a ffe c ted resu ltin g in losses in the billions of dolla rs. W i t h t he da ma g e c aused by hu rrican es an d tropic a l storm s, the re is a g row ing c onc e rn by ho m e o w n e r s , i n su ra n c e c ompa ni e s , and local b uild in g officials re g a rding the struc tura l inte g rity of m a te ria ls use d o n h o m e s . T h e F o rt re s s wa s de s i g ned & tested to m eet th ese c onc e rns by re inforc ing g a ra g e doors to w ithsta nd th e d e m a n d s o f t h e se ex t r e me c onditio ns.

How was the Fortress tested?
The Fortress Storm Security Brace received a battery of wind load tests from an independent Certified H u r r i c a n e Te s t f a c i l i t y.

What was the average wind speed did The Fortress withstand?
The Fortress Storm Security Brace are designed and tested to withstand wind speed in excess of 140 M . P. H .

Will wood 2x4’s protect my garage door?
No. Most homemade wood braces are not sufficient to protect garage doors, nor have they been tested. Fortress Storm Security Brace once installed protects against positive wind pressures as well as negative wind pressures. It is a well known fact that many garage doors failed under negative wind pressure d u r i n g H u r r i c a n e A n d r e w.

Should I replace my existing garage door?
T h a t w o u l d d e p e n d o n t h e c o n d i t i o n o f t h e d o o r. Doors in good condition can be retrofitted with The Fortress Storm Security Brace for about 1/4th the c o s t o f a r e p l a c e m e n t h i g h w i n d c o d e d o o r.

Why is it so important to brace the garage door during a hurricane?
A garage door opening is usually one of the largest openings into your house. If it fails during a hurricane, the likelihood of your roof being torn off is much greater than if your were to lose a w i n d o w. T h e r e f o r e , t h e i m p o r t a n c e o f p r o p e r g a r a g e door bracing (which has been greatly overlooked) is paramount.

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The Fortress Storm Post was designed to reinforce all types and sizes of garage doors. Once installed, the Fortress bracing system will give many years of dependable security and protection against hurricaneforce winds. Prior to purchasing your Fortress Storm Post Kit there are a few measurements that you will need to know. Using a tape measure, you will need to measure the exact height of your garage door. (Garage doors are typically 7 or 8 feet high). Next, you will need to know the width of the door. (8, 9, 16, and 18 feet are most typical). Use the chart on the right to determine which Fortress Storm Kit will best fit your door. Custom sizes and offset bracket available upon request.

Single Door Single Door Double Door Double Door Double Door

7ft 8ft 7ft 8ft 8ft

8ft-9ft* 8ft-9ft* 10ft-16ft 10ft-16ft 18ft & Up

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Fortress’s trained support staff will be happy to answer any pre-purchase, installation or wind load questions.

Custom sizes and offset bracket available upon request. *Requires offset brackets for installation.


				
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