We’re right in the middle of Tampa’s hurricane season. As Tampa’s handyman service of choice, ANDY OnCall® Tampa is busy at work helping homeowners prepare for any possible storm. One of the most important aspects of hurricane-preparedness is checking to make sure your doors can withstand a storm’s impact.
Along with garage doors and windows, your home’s front, side, and back doors are one of the most vulnerable areas to hurricane damage. That’s especially true if you haven’t taken advance precautions. Below, we’ve outlined how you can check your doors for storm vulnerabilities and how our Tampa handyman service can help you make sure that your doors are storm-ready.
Checking Doors for Storm Vulnerabilities
A faulty hinge, a loose lock, or a misaligned sliding door might not make a major difference on a day-to-day basis, but these tiny details could be what leaves your home vulnerable to storm damage. Just as a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, your door is only as strong as its weakest part. When 100+ mph winds hit, you want to be sure that all of your doors are up to grade.
So if you’re worried about how your doors will hold up in a storm, the first thing to do is to inspect them. Go over your door and its frame from top-to-bottom, checking for the following issues:
- Door alignment
- Lock integrity & strength
- Hinge integrity & strength
- Loose or missing hinge screws
- Water damage
- Rotting wood
- Weather stripping damage
- Frame strength
If you find any issues or areas that you think may be a problem, contact ANDY OnCall Tampa and we’ll get you connected with one of our handyman who can fix the issue(s).
Repairing Storm-Vulnerable Doors
It’s important that any storm-vulnerabilities are quickly addressed. Just as important is the quality of the repair. In both cases, Tampa homeowners can rely on the handyman services offered by ANDY OnCall. Our craftsmen respond to door repair and door frame repair requests quickly, often offering same-day service. We can fix just about any door or door frame issue, and we offer a one-year written warranty on our workmanship.