Clopay® Adds Commercial WindCode® Models to Address Increased Enforcement of “Exposure C” Building Code Requirements

Jul 24, 2020
clopay energy series with intellicore

Clopay has expanded its commercial overhead sectional garage door line, introducing several new three-layer insulated WindCode W2 models up to 14’2” wide.

The new W2 doors were created to address the substantial growth in projects classified as “Exposure C”, and increased code enforcement of wind load doors installed inland.

Clopay WindCode is a unique ID program to help builders, architects and specifiers select the right garage door for high wind and hurricane prone regions based on a number of factors including local building codes, MPH, and mean roof height.

The doors are identified by "W" designations on a rating scale from W1 to W9. The higher the "W" rating, the stronger the door.

All Clopay WindCode garage doors are designed and tested to comply with wind load requirements of local, state, and national building codes. 

The new W2 models have been tested to meet the “Exposure C” design pressure of +18/-20 PSF.  The doors require fewer horizontal reinforcement struts, reducing installation time and labor cost for the dealer.

The new WindCode W2 reinforcement option is available on:

  • Clopay Energy Series with Intellicore® models 3717, 3718, 3720, 3722, and 3724
  • Clopay Energy Series models 3200 and 3220
  • Clopay Architectural Series models 3728 and 3729

Clopay Energy Series insulated steel doors provide energy efficiency and reliable service under demanding conditions, making them ideal for use in warehouses, loading docks, municipal buildings and fire stations.

Clopay Architectural Series insulated steel full-view models are designed for commercial office, retail, automotive, industrial, and municipal facilities where visibility and daylight and seamless indoor/outdoor connections are equally important to durability and energy savings.

Visit to see Clopay’s complete list of WindCode approved commercial overhead sectional doors.

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