Each year, over 21 million Americans visit the emergency room to get treated for accidents that happen in their home. In most cases, the accidents that occur in the home can be prevented.
As a homeowner, one of your main concerns should be making your residence safer. While this may sound like a relatively easy job, it is anything but. Without a great deal of research and some hard work, making your home safer will be nearly impossible.
Read below to find out more about how to increase the safety in your home with ease.
Most people use the front door of their home multiple times on a daily basis without much thought. As time goes by, the exterior doors on a home will begin to wear out. Failing to change out these damaged doors can make it much easier for burglars to enter your home.
Taking the time to inspect your front door on a regular basis is a great way to discover damage early on. Rather than waiting to replace a damaged door, you need to get this work done in a hurry. Investing in a well-made front door will not only help you keep burglars at bay, it can also add more curb appeal to your residence.
Does the home you live in have stair and deck railing? If so, keeping these areas clean and safe should be your top priority. One of the best ways to make a set of stairs safer is by installing railings. Using a metal railing will provide you with the look and durability you need.
Having these railings will allow people using the stairs to keep their balance and avoid falling. If you have small children or an elderly person living in your home, then you need to install these railings quickly to avoid problems.
Another important part of your home that needs to be inspected on a regular basis is the windows. As time goes by, windows will begin to wear out and may stop working. If you have one or more windows in your home that cannot be let up or down, you need to replace them.
Older windows can also let a lot of air out of your home. This will result in higher than normal energy bills. If all of the air being produced by your home’s HVAC unit is escaping, it will put more of a strain on this vital system. Instead of dealing with the fallout from this type of energy waste, you need to focus on replacing old windows in your home.
When trying to reduce the accidents that occur on the outside of your home, you may want to consider installing exterior lighting. These lights can be used to illuminate the various pathways around your home. Having exterior lights can also help you keep would-be burglars away as well.
Before you install lights on the outside of your home, be sure to assess where they need to be placed. If you are unsure about where to put the lights, consulting with professionals in the exterior lighting industry is a great idea.
The amount of money you invest on the upgrades mentioned in this article will be well worth it considering the safety and security they will provide.
Builder: LunDev Custom Homes
Photography: South Meadow Productions
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