Monday, December 26, 2011

It's the end of the REBUILD Project

The final step in the house's wind mitigation rebuild was today's installation of new impact-resistant garage doors.

Assembling the new garage doors.
Installing the new impact-resistant garage doors.

We got a call last week to expect the installers on Monday between 8:00 and 10:00 A.M. They arrived at 9:45.

As with all the REBUILD Northwest Florida work, replacing the doors was a noisy process. And this procedure took longer than the earlier ones. The two installers were here over six hours. It seemed that one of them was a trainee and he was doing a solo installation of one of the doors.

Reinforced garage door panels.
The new, reinforced door panels -- ready to install. They are much stronger than the old doors.

Almost all of the retrofitting is invisible. You can see the new garage doors but the old doors were in great condition, so the new doors look about the same. The rest of the work was inside walls, under soffits or in the attic. Invisible.

Final inspection comes next.


Jack Ryan said...

We are grateful to Rebuild Norhwest Florida. As Ken has said, we paid 25 cents on the dollar with FEMA and various state agencies paying the rest.

Our house is as solid as it can possibly be. We hope we never have another big hurricane to test it. But we're pretty confident.

Intlxpatr said...

We don't know anything about Rebuild Northwest Florida, and we just spent (probably way too much) a bundle having bracing installed for our garage and the beginnings of window protection.

You mean there is a place where you can find information and maybe subsidies for having house retrofitted to be hurricane resistant? Aarrgh!

Kenyo said...

Here is the link to REBUILD Northwest Florida's website: