WAUSEON, OHIO – 11-30-2017 (Press Release Jet) —
When Hurricane Irma brought 100+ mph wind gusts to the Sarasota area this year, the team at Hunt Brothers Homes got just a bit nervous. Their newest home, a $2.6 million coastal contemporary house, had recently been completed and was ready to change hands to the new homeowners.
“When the hurricane struck, our company still owned the home,” says Rob Hunt, sales associate with Hunt Brothers Development. “Houses in this neighborhood had some significant roof damage and trees down. Thanks to our choice of building products and construction practices, our home had zero damage from the storm.”
Hurricanes notoriously can cause damage to a structure if winds and rain impact a home in any of four specific areas: the roof, garage door, windows and entry door. Given the company’s Florida location, the team at Hunt Brothers Development spent time selecting the best products available when constructing their 3,500-square-foot custom home.
“When it came to the garage door, we decided to select a Haas Door installed by Overhead Door of Sarasota for this luxury home on Longboat Key,” says Hunt. “The garage door on this house is 18-feet wide. We liked the look and finish quality of the Model 663 recessed panel door and how it complements the home style. We also appreciated the impact-resistance provided in this door series from Haas Door.”
The garage door easily stood up to the Category 1 conditions of Hurricane Irma. The heavy-gauge galvanized steel door — featuring embossed wood grain panels — meets the state of Florida and Miami/Dade County wind load standards. The durable garage doors in the 600 Series can help protect properties from storms. The doors also provide maximum energy efficiency with 1-3/8 inch thick, CFC free, polyurethane insulation.
“We’re so impressed with the quality, performance and design of this garage door that we plan to use more products from Haas Door in our future projects,” says Hunt. “Even after going through Hurricane Irma, this garage door looks the same today as when it was installed six months ago. We appreciate this type of reliable construction matched with solid design appeal that enhances our homes.”
Haas Door is located in Wauseon, Ohio, where the company manufactures steel and aluminum residential and commercial garage doors. The family-owned company holds memberships in IDA and DASMA, and produces products that are sold throughout North America. For more information on Haas Door, visit www.HaasDoor.com.
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