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Do I Need A Storm Door To Protect My Knoxville Home From Flood Damage?

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

interior of the house flooded with water For help with flood damage, call SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville at (865) 862-8907.

Knoxville Homeowners Want To Avoid Flood Damage

Anyone who owns property in Knoxville knows that bad weather can quickly wreak havoc with doors, windows, gutters, pipes, and roof tiles. That is why home maintenance is so essential – the more protected your house, the less likely it is to sustain damage.

Anyone worried about flood damage in Knoxville should consider ways of making their home safer. One way to do that is with a storm door.

What is a storm door?

A storm door is a second door that you install in front of your main entryway. A storm door keeps your front door protected from wind and rain and can also provide added insulation in the winter.

What are the pros and cons of a storm door?

Like any home improvement, there are pros and cons to fitting a storm door.

The pros are:
    •    It protects your home from bad weather and keeps your main door in good condition for longer
    •    It adds extra insulation in the winter
    •    There are many available designs so you can pick one that adds curb appeal to your home

The cons are:
    •    Fitting a storm door is not a DIY job which means you will have to pay for a contractor to install it
    •    Most storm doors need replacing every five years or so
    •    The added insulation is not welcome in hot summers

What can SERVPRO do to help me if my home suffers flood damage?

Even if you take precautionary measures such as adding a storm door, you cannot guarantee that water will not enter your home. A storm can breach windows or doors, or damage gutters or roofs. There is also the risk that a storm will bring down a tree, causing it to break a window or take off some roof tiles.

In the event of flood damage, SERVPRO can help you with every aspect of cleanup from removing water-logged drywall to drying out personal belongings.

We remove excess water from your home and use a range of dehumidifiers and air movers to dry it thoroughly. We take care of structural problems and make your home safe for your return. We also take care of deodorization, so your house smells like it should.

For help with flood damage, call SERVPRO of Rocky Hill / Sequoyah Hills / South Knoxville at (865) 862-8907.

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