Investing your home improvement dollars in the right projects around your home can help add value to your home, add value to your lifestyle, and help to keep your family safe. Consider these home improvement projects that can help to keep your family safe.
There are about 25,000 chimney fires every year in the U.S. according to Bob Vila. Many of those fires result in property damage, and injuries, and unfortunately, there are fatalities. If your chimney is in disrepair, investing in repairs, and cleaning can help to keep your family safe.
Most chimneys fire start because the chimney has not been cleaned. Creosote a highly flammable substance can build up in the chimney and all it takes is a spark or hot ash to start a fire. Chimney repairs and maintenance can help protect your family and your home from a tragedy.
Roof Repair and Maintenance
Did you know that cleaning the shingles on your roof can maximize the life of your shingles for as long as 20-25 years? It is true. According to the American Roofers Association, regular maintenance of your roof shingles can extend the life of your roof shingles. Most homeowners do not realize that they need at least an annual roof inspection.
A roof inspection can reveal a lot about the condition of your roof. It can detect the need for repairs early on which can help to reduce the risk of serious damage to your property. Invest some of your home improvement money into roof maintenance and repairs. It is a worthy investment that will pay you back with a roof system that is stable and that can protect your home. Of course, it will also make your home safer for your family and your possessions.
Strong fences not only make good neighbors but also help to keep your family safe from intruders. A study done in 2019 found that burglars prefer to break into homes without fenced yards. A fence can make it more difficult for someone to gain unauthorized access to your home. Investing in a fence also can make sure your family has a safe place to gather and play.
A fenced yard is an ideal choice for the kids and pets. As a matter of fact, a fenced yard is great for the whole family. It is a simple addition to your property that can increase safety in your home.
Alarm System With Cameras
No matter where you live or how safe you think you are, there is always the risk of becoming the victim of a crime. A recent report released by the FBI found that nine out of ten convicted burglars report that if a home has an alarm system, they will pass it by and find a home without one to rob. That is a startling statistic and points to the fact that an alarm system will help keep your family safer.
It is estimated according to HIS Markit that by the end of the year there will be around 1 billion surveillance cameras installed worldwide. You should be on board with having the same security for your home that is keeping businesses and cities safe. Invest in a home alarm system to deter unauthorized entrance into your home and keep your family safe.
Replace Old Doors and Windows
Most burglars walk right through a door or climb in a window. Old windows and doors are not only a risk to your energy bill but they are a risk to your family’s safety. New windows and doors are more secure, and of course, are energy efficient. This type of home improvement investment can not only add value to your home, but it can also help you to save money moving forward all while your family is safe and secure.
Using your home improvement dollars wisely can really pay off. You can increase the value of your home, enjoy your home more, and keep your family safer if you make the right choices.