Do I Need Garage Door Flood Barriers?
Living nearby to a river, canal or on a floodplain, protecting your home or business from flooding is second nature. You may have your flood boards, sandbags and sump pumps in place and ready for battle, but many people overlook the importance of other areas of your home like the garage or outbuilding. If you’re weighing up whether or not your property needs garage door flood barriers, read on to see why they’re a valuable investment.
It’s What’s Inside
Whether you use the garage for your car, tool collection or just as an overflow for the house, the garage often contains expensive if not sentimental items that would come at a great financial or emotional cost if damaged in flood waters. Although adding further defences adds to the overall cost of flood prevention, installing garage door flood barriers can prevent hefty mechanics bills and save a lot of emotional turmoil in the long run.
Underneath It All
Most garages are comprised of a concrete floor, four walls and a door that’s not totally flush with its opening. Even roller doors and electronic gates don’t always meet the floor meaning that there is a larger than usual opening for flood water to seep through. What’s more most garages are often situated near a grid, opening to the possibility of wastewater pumping into the garage. Installing a garage door flood barrier can prevent both sorts of water penetration so you won’t have to deal with water sitting on the concrete floor with nowhere to go.
Business as Usual
Many people use a garage as part of their business whether they’ve converted it into an office, keep their paperwork inside of just store the tools of their trade. If this is applicable to you, then you already know the importance of safeguarding your company’s future against flooding and making sure things stay afloat in the event of a disaster.
If you are interested in garage door flood barriers, then get in touch with our team today on 01260 289 089.