High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

Deciding On The Right Frame Material For Your Impact Door

Construction & Contractors Blog

Most impact doors for residential use are made out of two pieces of wood with a sturdy steel frame in the middle. While this door will be resilient no matter what kind of frame you've bought for your home, the right frame material will modify both your door's strength and storm protection considerably. So make sure that you're aware of the ideal uses of these four common impact door frame materials.

Plastic

Plastic frames are the weakest type of door frame. Most of the time, it doesn't make much sense to pay so much for a quality impact door only to skimp on getting a nice frame.

However, there are some situations where it's not necessary to pay very much for either a strong frame or a strong set of walls. For example, while a detached exterior shed may need storm protection to ensure that the door doesn't come off immediately, it's usually better to replace damaged walls afterward rather than spend a lot of money upfront.

Wood

Even though wooden frames aren't the strongest out there, they're widely regarded as the most aesthetically pleasing. And since they're still stronger than wood, you may want to compromise on getting the best frame for storm protection available if your impact door is on the front of your home and you want it to look good.

But not all wood is created equal. Willow and oak wood frames are both good-looking and stronger than something more luxurious such as ash.

Fiberglass

Usually found on commercial and industrial impact door frames, fiberglass is both very strong and not very friendly-looking. While you might not want it on a door frame immediately in front of your home, it's ideal for a garage toward the back of your property that's storing a lot of valuable stuff.

Metal

Metal door frames are expensive and very strong. Since most impact doors aren't designed to go with metal frames, you'll often have to buy an additional set of specialized hinges and install them yourself.

Unless you live in a very dangerous area for hurricanes and want to protect yourself as much as possible, metal frames are usually more trouble than they're worth. However, they can look very good on your home if they're next to a lot of glass windows.

Since impact doors are so expensive, it makes sense to pay special attention to any parts of your home that go with them. So don't choose a new door frame material unless you've done plenty of investigative research on frames for custom doors in Miami.

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8 January 2015