If you’re thinking that your home could be safer. . . well, why are you not doing the things that would make it so? Many people talk about things they would like to change in their home, but if you know for a fact that your home is not as safe as it could be, why are you not taking action?
Here are a few no-brainer tips to help you get started:
Fix All Broken Locks
The first thing that you should do is fix all of the broken locks anywhere in the home. This could be on the door, on the window, or even as strange as the attic. If you feel the need to have a lock on a door or object, then that lock should be secure (and nothing less is acceptable or appropriate).
The most important places that locks should be in good condition are on the front and back door to keep the easiest routes into the house sealed off from those who should not have access to them.
Change Your Windows
Another thing that you should be looking at is your windows.
We know that we just mentioned the locks on your windows, but that is not the only thing to consider here. You are also going to need to think about the actual windows themselves and how much they can withstand. If they are easy to break, then not only are they going to be useless against anyone seeking entry to your home, but they will also fail against the elements.
If you live in an area with dangerous weather, (for example, a place with storms and hurricanes), then you may want to consider hurricane impact windows which are incredibly strong and resistant.
Regularly Check The Roof
Another no-brainer (but often skipped) is the roof. You may not want to get up there yourself, (it’s okay, because you don’t have to!), but if you aren’t interested, then you should hire someone who will.
It shouldn’t cost you too much just to get your roof checked every couple of months, but it will keep it in good condition as issues can be caught early or be included as part of your home renovations.
Do you have other no-brainer tips to share? Comment below!
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