Improving My Garage Door

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Improving My Garage Door

I have always been one of those people that loves making the front of my home absolutely beautiful, which is one of the reasons that my garage door needed to change. It was old, unsightly, and exceptionally faded. I thought long and hard about how to handle it, and I finally decided that it would make the most sense to go through and completely repaint the entire thing. It was a lot of work, but by the time I was finished, it looked incredible. This blog is all about improving your garage door by adding the right decorative elements and knowing how to match those elements to your home.

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Keeping Your Home Secure: Tips To Make Your Property Less Vulnerable To Trespassers

When you are concerned about keeping your family and valuables safe, there are a number of steps you can take to make your home more secure. From trimming your shrubs so that it is difficult to hide in them to installing a security gate, you can protect your family by making a few changes in your habits and lifestyle. Simply closing the blinds to conceal what's inside your home and getting a dead bolt lock that only locks from the inside can make your home much more secure. If you are worried about trespassers, it's time to talk with your local security company to see what your options are.

Don't Advertise What's In Your Home

If you have recently made a large, expensive purchase, you'll want to think twice about leaving the box out in the open for recycling. Rip the box up, with any identifying information on the box folded over. When you leave a box for an expensive television sitting at your recycling, you are advertising that you have the new item in your home. In addition, you don't want to go bragging about your new purchase on social media. You never know who is really looking at your posts, even when you think the settings are secure.

Make Sure Entrances Are Reinforced

If you have glass windows that are easy to break, you may want to consider putting a piece of Plexiglas over the window. Plexiglas is much harder to break and will be a deterrent for most casual criminals. Check the locks on your doors to make sure they aren't easy to open, and look at each door to see if it is solid. You don't want the doors protecting your home from the outside world to be easy to break down. Talk to a company that specializes in doors and security gates to make sure your home has adequate defense.

Use Your Common Sense

As you go through your home, look for ways that make it easy to enter. Lock any windows that are on the first floor, or use safety latches that only allow the window to open a few inches. If you have a pet door, you may need to install an alarm in your home that indicates if someone other than your pet has entered through this door. Try to break into your home on your own, simply to see how easy it could be for a potential criminal.