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Prepare Your Home for Hurricane Season

After last year's devastating hurricane season that included storms Harvey, Irma and Maria, 2018 is forecasted to be another busy season, including three major hurricanes on the horizon that are Category 3 or stronger. With National Hurricane Preparedness Week upon us, we’re highlighting products that can help protect your home and help keep your family safe.

Fabric-Shield Storm Panels

Wayne Dalton Fabric-Shield® Storm Panels provide homeowners with simple, convenient protection from unpredictable weather by utilizing polyvinyl chloride (PVC) coated woven fabric panels. The panels are available in custom sizes to fit the window and door openings of any home and are translucent to allow diffused natural light inside.

window cover for hurricanes
(Close up of the Fabric-Shield® Storm Panels)

Fabric-Shield® Storm Panels can be a highly effective alternative to steel or aluminum hurricane panels for many homes in hurricane-force wind and rain, and are tested in accordance with the American Society for Testing Materials’ (ASTM) E-1886, E-1996 and E-330.

Although the Fabric-Shield® window and door opening fasteners must be installed by a Wayne Dalton dealer, the panels can quickly be secured in place with little notice and removed when extreme weather is not a threat. Thanks to its lightweight material, the panels can be easily stored rolled up, laid flat or hung vertically.

house windows before hurricane protection
(Before using Fabric-Shield Pull-Down Shutters)
house windows after hurricane protection
(After using Fabric-Shield Pull-Down Shutters)

In regions where extreme weather may come without warning, permanent storm shutters, like Wayne Dalton Fabric-Shield® Pull-Down Shutters, offer the best protection for your home. The shutters feature the same PVC woven fabric as the panels, but in a durable aluminum frame. When not in use, the shutters roll up into a compact, low profile canister above each window and doorway.

Wind Load-Rated Reinforced Garage Doors

Many of Wayne Dalton’s most popular garage doors can be purchased with wind load-rated reinforcement options that have been designed to withstand extreme wind conditions. The wind load-rated door options comply with various approval agencies and building codes, including Miami-Dade County, Florida Building Code (FBC) and Texas Department of Insurance (TDI).

Homeowners can choose from Classic Steel Models 8000, 8100, 8124, 8024, 8500, 8300, 9100 and 9600, Carriage House Steel Models 6600, 9405, 9510 and 9700, as well as Designer Fiberglass Model 9800 garage doors.


white garage door with windows   
(Model 9600, Colonial panel, White finish, Clear I windows)

Model 8700 Specialty Vinyl and Carriage House Wood 7400 and 7100 Models are also available with wind load-rated reinforcement options.


wood garage door with windows  
(Model 7105, Stallion Panel, Wide, 12 Lite Square Top windows)

As the 2018 hurricane season draws closer, it is never too early to prepare your home. For more information on which wind load-rated reinforced garage door and Fabric-Shield® product are best for your home, contact your local Wayne Dalton dealer.

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