Protecting and fortifying your home is essential to feeling like you are in a safe environment. Securing your home through locks, security systems, and alarms is a common way; however, protecting against the elements is just as important. Hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, flooding, blizzards, etc., can also harm your home. Here are a few ways you can protect your home and your family:
First, look inside and see what you can change or add. Insurance is a great place to start. Making sure that your home and auto insurance is up to date can ensure that in the case of an emergency, you will have the means to repair and replace what is damaged.
Next, you will want to keep flashlights around the house. We may have flashlights on our phones, but if the power goes out, this will drain our phone battery quickly, and you will need your phone to contact people for help or keep track of the weather outside. A few high-powered flashlights tucked away around the house can make it easier to navigate your home during a power outage.
Keeping your pantry stocked with a few days’ worths of food can make all the difference for you and your family. Natural disasters that prevent you from leaving your home or cause power outages can hinder you from feeding yourself and your family. Food that can be quickly cooked or eaten without cooking can help you stay safe and provided during an emergency.
Now that we’ve taken a look inside the home let’s explore how you can reinforce your home on the outside.
Getting your trees professionally trimmed can make a big difference in appearance and safety. High winds can cause loose tree limbs to fall on your home, causing damage and injury.
When the forecast predicts weather with high winds or hail, you should take the time to secure and bring on your valuables from outside. Lawn furniture, pool equipment, lawn equipment, etc. It can be expensive to repair or replace if it blows away or sustains damage.
Finally, installing window film is a great way to protect your home. Our safety and security film can reinforce and strengthen your windows against high-impact objects. In the case of breakage, our film also holds the glass together to prevent injury caused by tiny shards.
We hope this assists you in protecting and securing yourself and your family.