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LaHouse is a display of high-performance building practices to create more sustainable, resilient and healthy homes in the gulf region. The research-based facility is located on LSU's Baton Rouge campus and displays home-building techniques and solutions for Louisiana's unique climate. LaHouse is open weekdays from 10 am to 4:30 p.m. for self-guided tours or can be toured completely virtually.
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This garage door is impact rated to withstand high winds without being damaged. The garage door is a very vulnerable part of the home during a storm, leading to damage to cars or other equipment stored in a garage.
When a garage door is damaged, it can create wind uplift in your garage which often causes roofs to blow off or be severely damaged.
Reinforcing the bracing of the garage makes it more resistant to high winds and protects it from damage. FEMA recommends bracing the garage door with reinforced braces to keep the garage protected.
Even if your home doesn’t have very durable garage doors, there are additional braces and brackets that can be added to provide additional strength.
The garage door is insulated and keeps the temperature inside more comfortable. If your home and garage are connected, an insulated garage door can help you save on energy overall as air from the garage seeps into the house.
Insulated garage doors are also much quieter than traditional options and ideal if the garage is near bedrooms.
Reinforcements on a garage door protect it from high wind damage
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