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Amarr Garage Door Featured on Ty Pennington NextGenHome TV Series

Jan 15, 2015 10:17am

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (JANUARY 13, 2015) – NextGenHome TV recently featured an Amarr garage door as part of an online series called the “First to the Future Project.”  Hosted by home construction expert Ty Pennington, the new home constructed during the First to the Future Project included energy-efficient construction and extra protection against severe weather.

“In my experience, I’ve seen a lot of homes and towns that have been damaged by severe weather,” Pennington said during the episode featuring the 185MPH wind load approved, impact-resistant Amarr garage door.  “Let’s face it.  Severe weather is something we have to deal with . . . Today, the new normal for weather is for more serious weather-related events.”

“Homes have to be stronger,” Pennington added.  “It’s just makes sense.”

The garage door that Pennington’s crew installed in the First to the Future Project home is from the Amarr Heritage Collection and meets the stringent Florida State and Dade County requirements for wind load protection.  In addition to the Amarr Heritage Collection, wind load protection is available for most Amarr garage doors.  Amarr impact garage doors, with or without windows, are available in wind speeds ranging from 130 MPH to 185 MPH.

“Our impact glass withstands the force of a two-by-four being shot from a cannon at 35 miles-per-hour, which simulates the impact of debris in hurricane conditions,” said Vickie Lents, vice-president of marketing for Entrematic.  “If you’ve ever seen debris crashing into glass from hurricane-force winds, you know the crucial importance of having impact windows and impact garage doors in homes along coastline areas.  In addition, impact garage doors with impact windows qualify for available homeowners insurance and tax credits in many states.”

Research indicates that only 25 to 33 percent of homes in hurricane prone areas have an adequate wind load reinforcement system in place to protect garage doors.  In addition, only 40 percent of consumers in hurricane prone areas know that their garage doors, by code, are required to meet building code criteria for wind pressures.