Clopay® Receives U.S. Patent for WindCode® Garage Door T-Strut Design

Feb 23, 2015

Clopay Patented T-Strut

Garage door manufacturer Clopay today announced that its new tapered strut design (T-Strut) has been awarded a U.S. Design Patent No. US D719,280 S.

The T-Strut design makes installation of Clopay’s Storm-Ready® WindCode® garage doors faster and easier. Doors with the new T-Strut design take up less space, providing homeowners with more usable area in the garage.

Clopay has been at the forefront of developing reinforced garage doors that meet and exceed the revised building codes. In the fall, the company introduced impact windows rated up to W-6 for Clopay 1-3⁄4" Intellicore® commercial Models 3717 and 3718.

With the addition of the new T-Strut design, Clopay now has 33 Miami-Dade County product approvals, 60 TDI (Texas) approvals, and over 400 Florida product approvals.

Clopay WindCode® garage doors are Storm-Ready®, meaning there is no need to add a post or additional reinforcement to secure the door. Reinforcement is built into the structure of the door and is engaged by simply locking it, a timesaving convenience in the event of a sudden evacuation notice.

This type of door is particularly beneficial to vacation home and rental property owners because they have peace of mind knowing that the garage door is secure as long as it’s locked.

For more information about Clopay WindCode doors, visit

Category List

Customer Service


Press Inquiries

Mischel Schonberg



8585 Duke Blvd.

Mason, Ohio 45040