According to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, more than 60% of the United States is vulnerable to damage from high-wind weather events.
For buildings located in areas prone to these conditions, Star offers an extensive line of DBCI wind-rated steel-curtain roll-up doors to help protect your building and property. Because doors are typically the largest opening or break in the structure, they are the most vulnerable part of a building’s envelope.
Doors that are not wind-rated are more likely to buckle, bow, become misaligned, or even separate from framing or collapse completely. Wind-rated roll-up doors, however, are specially constructed to resist the impact of extreme wind-related weather such as tropical storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes.
A properly installed DBCI wind-rated door from Star can not only stand up against the extreme wind but help protect the entire building envelope. This is a critical factor in keeping walls intact and minimizing the risk of losing the roof and other building components.
Investigations of buildings after weather-related natural disasters show that when doors do not adequately resist winds, the exposure of the building’s interior often causes extensive and costly collateral damage, including rotting, mold and corrosion, weakened door frames, and interior finish damage. Additionally, the increased pressure on the building due to door failure can compromise the roof and even lead to complete structural failure.
If you’d like to know more about the advantages of DBCI’s wind-rated and wind-certified doors , contact your Star representative today. We can help you determine the weather and wind risks in your area and select the best option so that no matter what weather hits, your doors are open for business.