Hurricane season officially begins on June 1, 2021. However, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) announced that it would release Tropical Weather Outlooks regularly beginning on May 15. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has updated its forecasting model and will use the last 30 years (1991-2020) as its model. NOAA updates its models every decade. Updated averages indicate 14 named storms and seven hurricanes — up from an average of 12 named storms and six hurricanes.
Don’t wait to prepare your home for hurricane season. More storms have occurred in May during the last 10 years. You love your home and its location. So how do you protect your investment while maintaining the aesthetics and curb appeal?
What is a hurricane rated door?
Modern hurricane impact doors are designed, engineered and manufactured to protect your home against the strong pressure exerted by hurricane-force winds of up to 170 mph. All hurricane certified iron doors from Forever Custom Iron Doors meet or exceed local and state standards.
Your Forever Custom Iron Doors hurricane rated door features
- Construction utilizing 12-gauge steel
- Thicker door panels
- Integrated locking system to ensure that your hurricane door stays closed and locked to protect against flying debris and the pressure of rising water
- Over a dozen choices of glass
Forever Custom Iron Doors hurricane rated doors are offered in a variety of textures and colors to coordinate with your home’s architectural design.
What about the aesthetics of a hurricane rated door?
Homeowners might have concerns about the aesthetics of a door that’s strong enough to protect their home against hurricanes. Forever Custom Iron Doors manufactures custom hurricane doors — the staff works with each homeowner and fabricates their hurricane certified iron doors to the homeowners’ design, style and size.
Forever Custom Iron Doors works with each homeowner to custom design their entry doors to complement their coastal home’s design and character. Whether your home is contemporary and modern, craftsman or rustic, our designers will help you choose a style to compliment your entrance.
Homeowners have their choice of traditional door colors:
- Black — a classic black that is equally complementary to traditional or modern homes
- Aged Bronze — a timeless color choice of rich bronze with an antique patina
- Oil-Rubbed Bronze — an aged dark brown color
- Coffee — a deep, rich dark-roast coffee shade
- Custom colors are available
Or let your imagination run wild with a custom faux finish by one of our artists — custom finishes or beach-themed exterior doors are just some ideas for seaside homeowners. Beach, deep water, and marsh front homeowners only need to sketch out their design, and Forever Custom Iron Doors will do the rest.
To complete the customization of your custom hurricane doors, we offer numerous glass choices — different tints and different textures — clear, brown or gray and textures including rain, pear and aquatex.
Why prepare now?
Mother Nature has her own schedule. Some experts, including the Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project, predict a more active season than the average over the last 30 years.
2020 saw a record — 11 named storms made landfall, with six being hurricanes. It only takes one land falling tropical storm or hurricane to cause catastrophic damage to your coastal storm.
Enjoy peace of mind for the upcoming summer season, knowing that you’ve protected your coastal home with custom hurricane doors for all of your exterior doors. Forever Custom Iron Doors welcomes your inquiries about crafting a hurricane certified iron door for your beach home.
Our doors are manufactured to meet or exceed local and state codes and to withstand the intense pressure of hurricane-force winds, up to 170 mph. Don’t wait until a watch or warning. Visit our showroom at 546 Griffith Road, Charlotte, NC, or call 980-580-7795 to get ready for the upcoming hurricane season.