The front door of your home is a statement of your individual style. It’s also the first impression when guests come calling and your own ‘Welcome Home’ after a long day. The right choice can also dramatically improve the curb appeal of your home.
Hurricane-rated Impact-resistant Sliding glass doors and French doors are our most popular and cost-effective patio door styles that are most often used in the back and sides of a home. French Doors usually cost 10-20% more, making Sliding Glass Doors more affordable, especially when filling large openings. The right choice depends on several considerations.
A French door is made mostly of glass. Unlike traditional French doors, which often have grids holding multiple glass panes, hurricane-rated, impact-rated French doors are full glass. The grids are cosmetic and non-structural.
The classic French patio style that is most often compared to a sliding patio style features the following:
It is a misconception to assume that an Impact-rated French door means only two side-by-side, swinging panels that are opened simultaneously. Both panels are typically outswing, but only one panel functions as a primary door.
When you choose French doors from Garabar, there’s no compromising style for strength and energy efficiency. Featuring a slim frame profile, our French doors offer classic beauty that will complement the appearance of your home. Our hurricane-resistant impact-rated French doors are available in high-strength aluminum, energy-efficient vinyl, or reinforced fiberglass with composite frames. You can choose from a array of customization options to create your own unique look. You can also select from an array of glass options, hardware styles, frame colors, and more.
Unparalleled Strength of French Doors
The French doors we install most frequently are designed specifically for High-Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ), like South Florida. And with Garabar’s hurricane impact French doors, you can fortify your home while retaining the beautiful aesthetic that you’ll love. With impact-resistant French doors from Garabar, you’re not just protecting your home and family from the unpredictable weather in South Florida, you’re also gaining 24/7 protection against intruders.
French doors are a beautiful and stylish choice; however, their size makes for a vulnerable entry point. If one glass panel is broken, your house is compromised. Our doors are heavily reinforced and feature multi-point locking systems to achieve industry-leading security. An intruder has little hope of breaking through a door that can withstand the force of a Category 5 hurricane!
Homes in South Florida are subjected to heat and humidity year-round. For many of our customers, hurricanes aren’t the only weather-related consideration. Homes with old builders’ grade windows and doors are greatly affected by ever-increasing monthly cooling costs. Our French patio doors are also extremely energy efficient when paired with Low-E glass. And just as with our hurricane windows, some of our hurricane impact French doors are even Energy Star compliant. You’ll find that your air conditioning system cycles much less to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures, which not only increases its life but helps to reduce your FPL bill.
Professional Hurricane French Door Installation
Do your doors need an upgrade? Whether you want to replace your doors with elegant French doors or install a completely new set, Garabar is here to do the job right. As hurricane door experts, Garabar takes great pride in providing our customers with superior service and unparalleled workmanship.
Sliding glass doors allow for a great view and allow a lot of natural light into your home. But if you live in South Florida and your patio doors aren’t impact-rated, they are not without weakness. We experience severe weather like tropical storms and hurricanes here, and with these storms come strong winds that can exceed 150+ mph. Old or weak aluminum door frames can easily bow under this high wind pressure. This causes the glass to pop right out of the frame! And what insurance companies know but few people realize is that the glass in builders’ grade SGDs is itself quite vulnerable. It can easily shatter from light impact from windborne debris. And if just one panel in a sliding glass door fails, the entire interior of your home is compromised.
As a homeowner in South Florida, your first priority when taking on a home improvement project should be to find products that will defend your home against the extreme weather here. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to sacrifice the look you want. When you hire Garabar, we can install hurricane-rated impact patio doors that will protect yet enhance the look of your home inside and out.
We have top-brand doors featuring different frame profiles. With all of these choices, we’re bound to have a product ideally suited for the style of your home, as well as your budget. With Garabar, you can select from numerous customization options, including frame colors and hardware options to suit your tastes. Additionally, our sliding glass doors come in a variety of configurations, ranging up to four tracks with eight glass panels, allowing you to create the indoor/outdoor lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. We have lots of screen options too!
If you own a home in West Palm Beach, Florida, or anywhere in Palm Beach and surrounding counties, you should seriously consider upgrading to hurricane-resistant impact-rated sliding glass doors from Garabar. With the frequency of severe storms on the rise, it just makes good sense.
Hurricane-rated Impact-resistant Sliding Glass Doors are a Comprehensive Solution.
Most people don’t even realize that sliding glass doors are one of the most vulnerable entry points of any home. Fortunately, you can turn to Garabar to supply and professionally install the industry’s best-selling hurricane patio doors. All of the sliding glass doors we carry are specifically rated HVHZ (which means High-Velocity Hurricane Zone). These doors will provide superior protection against extreme pressures caused by strong winds as well as large and small impacts.
And guess what? When you protect your home from hurricanes, you also safeguard your family from burglaries and unwelcome intruders, so the potential risk of a home invasion drops to near zero. So, when you turn to Garabar for your new sliding glass patio doors, you are not only securing your home from severe weather, but you are also investing in 24/7 intruder protection! Beyond great looks, Garabar’s hurricane patio doors also offer exceptional thermal performance. Thanks to advanced low-E glass packages, some with argon gas fill, your new doors will provide unparalleled insulation, helping to reduce your A/C cost.
Professional Hurricane Patio Door Installation
Do the sliding glass doors in your South Florida home need to be updated? Garabar Hurricane Windows is ready to help you with the job. We can install or replace your existing doors with our high-quality, hurricane-rate impact-resistant sliding glass doors quickly and efficiently. Contact us today to find out how we can do it affordably for you.
Euro-Wall’s Euro Pivot™ door comes in aluminum, aluminum with wood clad, wood and wood with aluminum clad. The Euro Pivot™ can be constructed to a height of 12′ and a width of 8′ providing solutions for non-traditional breathtaking openings. The Euro Pivot™ is a great impact-rated Florida Product Approved pivot door option for any commercial or residential application.
Garabar’s accordion doors transform space by expanding living areas, maximizing views, and letting in loads of light and fresh air. Our folding-style door systems provide unobstructed views when open and an aesthetically pleasing glass wall divider when closed. Great for interior, exterior, commercial, and residential applications. Best of all, the HVHZ (High Velocity Hurricane Zone) rating means your home is protected from virtually anything mother nature will through at us here in South Florida.
From tight seals to dual-paned, triple-coated low-E glass, all of our products are designed with energy efficiency in mind.
You’ll find infinite ways to express your originality with products that can be tailored to nearly any size, configuration, and design style.
Built and Tested to Last
Manufactured in the U.S., each of our product families is tested for air, water, and structural performance and utilizes heavy-duty hardware so you can enjoy them for years to come.
With so many types of doors available from Garabar, it’ll be easy for you to find the perfect solution for your South Florida home. Moreover, with Garabar, you’ll get to choose from various options, including styles and frame types, hardware, and more, to customize your doors further. The experts at Garabar Impact Window and Door will provide you with unmatched service. We’ll be happy to help you choose the best door for your home and your budget, and then we’ll install them with superior workmanship and the utmost expertise.