North Carolina residents have learned from experience that hurricanes, tornadoes and floods are all too common in the Tar Heel State. North Carolina’s diverse terrain is a major contributing factor for a wide variety of weather. Elevations range from 7,000 feet in elevation for some of its mountains to the Outer Banks at sea level. Warmer temperatures from the Gulf Stream off-shore clash with cold fronts to produce tornadoes and heavy rain events.
Hurricanes and the North Carolina Coast
North Carolina has about 322 miles of ocean shoreline, and it boasts the second-largest estuarine coastline composed of bays, inlets, and sounds along with extensive coastal marsh. High winds, driving rain, and rising water doesn’t just affect North Carolina’s beach-front communities. Hurricanes impact all coastal communities. Since 1980, over 120 hurricanes and tropical/subtropical storms have battered North Carolina, resulting in over $12 billion in storm damage, calculated in today’s dollars.
What are Hurricane Rated Doors?
Forever Custom Iron Doors (FCID) designs and manufactures its hurricane-rated doors according to the strictest standards. They are built to withstand winds of up to 170 miles per hour. These North Carolina iron doors incorporate a secure locking system which is integrated into the door’s design. The enhanced locking mechanism helps ensure that your entry doors remain securely shut.
Whether you want to upgrade your exterior doors or you’ll be building a new home, Forever Custom Iron Doors can fulfill your needs. Forever Custom Iron Doors manufactures their hurricane impact entry doors in standard sizes or custom sizes to retrofit your existing property.
Here’s what you can expect from a Forever Custom Iron Door -manufactured hurricane-rated door.
- Manufactured to meet or exceed local and state codes.
- Tested to withstand the intense pressure of hurricane-force winds, up to 170 mph
- Manufactured from 12-gauge steel.
- More than a dozen glass options.
- Integrated locking system to ensure that your door resists the intense winds and flying debris associated with land-falling hurricanes.
- Selection of classic, ornate, or modern designs in a range of colors and finishes.
Energy-Saving Option Available for our Hurricane Rated Doors
An option to consider is a thermal break iron door — this option reduces energy consumption while providing enhanced comfort during the coldest and hottest weather.
A thermal break iron door provides significant benefits.
- The internal and exterior panels are separated by an interior panel connector, effectively preventing heat and cold transfer.
- Forever Custom Iron Doors injects insulation, called closed-cell polyurethane foam, into the door — not only to reduce drafts but also to provide sound insulation.
Other Reasons that North Carolina Homeowners May Select a Hurricane Rated Iron Door
Many homeowners decide that they want the best entry door for their home — whether it’s a new, custom-built home or an upgrade for the home that they already love. Hurricane-rated doors from Forever Custom Iron Doors are considered among the best on the market today.
Here’s why non-coastal owners choose an upgraded door.
- Burglar protection. With thicker panels, additional impact strength, and an integrated locking system, Forever Custom Iron Doors hurricane doors deter break-ins.
- Home invasion protection. Homeowners feel more secure when at home, knowing that most violent offenders will be deterred when confronted with an iron door designed to withstand a hurricane.
- Energy-efficient. Even residents of the North Carolina Mountains will appreciate the protection a hurricane door provides against high winds, rain, and snow. Reducing cold drafts saves on energy costs and gives extra comfort to you and your family.
- Noise suppression. If you live on a busy highway or urban historic district, you’ll appreciate the reduction in noise that our hurricane-rated doors provide. These doors are ideal for offices too.
Want to Learn More?
Call our new North Carolina showroom at 980-580-7795 or visit our showroom at 546 Griffith Road, Charlotte, NC 28217.