Australia's largest family-owned garage door company, Centurion Garage Doors (CGD), has released its most innovative garage door system in 40 years, specifically designed for cyclone-prone areas of Australia.
The revolutionary C2V2 Cyclonic Garage Door features a patent pending webbing and track retention system and delivers a new cutting-edge level of safety, strength and security.
CGD sales and marketing director Mark Canning says traditional cyclonic garage doors are considered by many in the industry as a major safety risk due to their weight and the company's latest door system combats that.
"Traditional garage doors designed for cyclonic conditions often see over one-third of a tonne hanging over residents' heads," he said.
"When new building codes were released in 2012, manufacturers tackled the specifications by adding more heavy and stiff support beams to doors.
"We tasked our engineering team with the challenge to design a lighter weight door and the result is the revolutionary C2V2 Cyclonic Garage Door. They are around a quarter of the weight of a traditional cyclonic door and only marginally heavier than a standard garage door.
"The purpose-built doors feature a unique top panel retainer, exclusive to our new range. This design also means there is no need to install heavy duty expensive openers that are normally required.
"Our highly skilled team of engineers have pioneered an innovative system that not only meets current Australian safety standards, but surpasses them."
The C2V2 Cyclonic Door has a unique windlock style retainer for the top panel and roller -a feature that is an Australian first in the industry. The roller has an integrated wind locking disc that engages with the heavy duty track retainer on both sides of each door panel.
The patent pending, high tenacity polyester belt system retains the panels from separation in the event of cyclonic winds. Each one carrying a 2000kg load rating.
"The belt system runs the full width of each panel and is connected to the door rollers," said Mr Canning.
"As the door flexes during wind loading, the belt system engages the rollers into the track retainers and forms an impenetrable connection between the door and the building."
Centurion's unique patent pending track retainer is manufactured from tempered structural grade aluminum extrusion. The door is safe to install in openings up to 3000mm high and 5500mm wide.
Mr Canning says the revolutionary doors will be available throughout Australia from September and the company expects strong interest from the North Queensland market.
"Queensland is known for its tropical weather and unfortunately, also its tropical cyclones," he said.
"These doors have been specifically designed to provide a new level of safety for residents in cyclone prone areas and we expecting a great response from Bundaberg through to Cairns."
Centurion Garage Doors (CGD) are celebrating 40 years in business this year and recently completed construction on its new purpose-built manufacturing site in Queensland. The $12.4 million facility is located in Stapylton and is now the businesses East Coast head office.
"We are thrilled with our latest investment in the Queensland market - in terms of our both our head office and new products. Our vision to be the best provider of quality and innovative products to the building industry and we are certainly on our way to achieving that."
The head office features 10,000 sqm of commercial office and warehouse space and sits on a 40,000 sqm site. The company manufactures all of its East Coast requirements and offers its own delivery service.