Protect your home this season with these smart ways to increase the security in your home!
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Around 90% of American homeowners see owning a home as part of realizing their "American Dream," according to the National Association of Realtors. If you are part of this number and you have managed to find a home, then you need to make sure that you can keep your house safe. So what are smart and practical ways to make sure your home is protected?
A house guarantee
According to HomeAdvisor, unforeseen repairs and maintenance can cause astronomical costs. A great way to make sure your home (and your finances) are protected from these is with a home guarantee. A house guarantee minimizes the costs of repairing systems and devices. Essentially, the home guarantee protects your home systems from wear and tear – something that home insurance doesn't. So the best thing to do is to look around and see what kind of home guarantee your home needs to keep it adequately protected.
Security film for windows and glass doors
According to the FBI, an average of two or more break-ins occur every two minutes in the United States. Most burglars enter through doors and broken windows. To keep your lock secure, it is wise to take advantage of security films for windows and glass doors. The window security film prevents burglars from breaking windows and glass doors completely after the first impact. Significantly more force is required to completely break through a window or door with a security film installed. This should deter burglars, as they prefer a quick entry and exit.
If you want to add another layer of protection to your home, you should check out homeowner insurance. Not only does it protect your home and its contents in the event of damage, but it also covers you if someone is injured on your property and you are held liable. Depending on the policy you get, coverage could also include burst water pipes, theft, vandalism and fire. Homeowner insurance is a great way to be confident in the safety of your home.
Your home is your lock and you need to make sure it is properly cared for and protected. While you may not be able to predict the future, the choices you make today can ensure that your home is defended in every way necessary. So be sure to review the protection of your home that you have now and see if there is anything else you can do to adequately fortify your home.