Manufactured to meet Miami-Dade County's stringent hurricane-zone construction code, Stanley's Dura-Storm 3000 automatic sliding doors are rated for up to 80 lb/sf of pressure, and for winds exceeding 150 mph. The system features 9/16-inch-thick impact-resistant glass, reinforced top and bottom pivots, wind-resistant dampers, panic-bar lockdown, and full breakout for emergency egress during a storm.
Patrick Gaccetta, director of the Automotive Division at Jacksonville, Fla.-based contractor Dana B. Kenyon Co., specified the Dura-Storm 3000 system for the two main entrances at the new West Kendall Lexus dealership in Miami. The ultra-luxury, five-story showroom includes a bistro, a gift shop, and a waiting area where customers can watch flat-screen TVs.
Why Patrick Gaccetta specified Dura-Storm 3000 doors for the West Kendall Lexus dealership
"These doors open and close seamlessly, making them energy efficient, helping conserve on air-conditioning—which can be a considerable expense in South Florida."
"It's hard to find doors that comply with South Florida's stringent hurricane code requirements related to wind and impact. These doors have excellent wind resistance—of at least 150 mph—and they meet the small projectile requirement for impact. The doors have been officially tested and approved by most of South Florida's building departments."
"Stanley makes elegant, high-quality, durable doors that last. These are the same doors used in major airports nationwide. They're low maintenance, and the technical support is great."
Patrons of the new West Kendall Lexus dealership in Miami enter the ultra-luxury, five-story showroom through one of two automatic sliding doors. Manufactured by Stanley, the Dura-Storm 3000 doors are rated for up to 80 lb/sf of pressure, and for winds exceeding 150 mph, meeting Miami-Dade County's stringent hurricane-zone construction code.