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5 Renovation Projects to Make a Safe Home Even Safer

Keeping your home safe for you and your family should be a high priority. That said, it can be hard to know where to start. One way to improve your safety is by transforming your home into a place where accidents are less likely to happen. Here are five renovations you can do to make your home safer for everyone.


1. Install Impact-Resistant Roofing

The roof is one of the first areas you should consider renovating if you want to make your home safer and more secure. Depending on the age, your roofing system might even be due for an upgrade. If you’re considering a new roof installation, be sure to consider the different material options at your disposal. After all, there are different benefits to each. For example, according to State Farm, metal roofing has the ability to withstand gusts of wind that blow as strongly as 140 miles per hour. The material is a good choice for resisting corrosion and cracks from inclement weather. You can ask your local roofers what they recommend for your particular climate.

2. Consider Adding a Fire Sprinkler System

It might also be a good idea to consider adding an advanced fire alarm system. Consider putting a digital system in your home or one that detects several types of gases. You also can get a ceiling sprinkler system installed so that you can get all fires put out before they get the opportunity to expand. This will help keep your home much safer than it would be without systems in place for detection and prevention. If you’re particularly worried about fires in the home, reach out to your local sprinkler installers for help.

3. Purchase a New Septic Tank

Getting a new septic system might be a necessary renovation for your home. The Environmental Protection Agency says that home dwellers should have their septic tanks inspected at least once every one to three years. Therefore, you should put every effort into having your system looked at. As you likely know, the consequences of skipping this service can be terrible for your health.

With a simple inspection, you can learn whether you need to perform repairs or invest in an entirely new system. If you need to replace your system, your local plumber can help you take those steps. Regularly scheduled maintenance services are a great way to catch budding issues before they have the chance to spiral out of control.

4. Add a Privacy Fence

A privacy fence is another item that can make your home safer than ever. Zoning Committee experts report that about 90% of all applications request privacy fences. That means many homeowners are looking toward them to keep their properties secure. They have good reasons to do so, too. Privacy fences can stop others from seeing what’s happening in your yard and home, for one. In that sense, they’re a great deterrent to keep would-be thieves from targeting you.

Privacy fences can also double as sturdy barriers to keep children and pets from getting in or out of your yard. Additionally, some of them are quite gorgeous and can add a new luster to your home. You can choose from a variety of styles and materials for your privacy fence. An experienced fence expert can talk to you during a consultation and share ideas on the most efficient type of fence to install.

5. Install a Security System

Finally, installing a security system might be a great fit for your home. You can prevent someone from making their way into your home unauthorized and keep all your family members safe. The options for security alarms are vast, and a specialist can walk you through those options.

Start with these home renovation projects, and you’ll be well on your way to a safer life. You’ll be able to improve your home’s safety and give your family a new sense of peace. Never settle for an uncomfortable home! Everyone deserves to feel safe in secure in their own abode.


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15 thoughts on “5 Renovation Projects to Make a Safe Home Even Safer

  • I’d not heard of that roofing before. Upgrades like this are going to bet so much more important with climate change

  • Safety is a top priority, and your tips are practical and easy to implement. I’ll definitely be considering these projects for my own home.

  • Great ideas! I am looking to add a privacy fence. This is a project I would like to realize this Fall!

  • These are all great tips for sure and I love the idea of an impact resistant roof. I did not realize that was a thing and will have to check that out….anything to make it sturdier is fine by me! The sprinkler system is a good one too…..we had one in our condo 😉

  • Getting a new septic tank is a great, overlooked renovation since it’s typically out of sight and out of mind!

  • These are all really great ideas! Adding a fore sprinkler is really important. Thanks for sharing this with us

  • I want to add more security cameras but haven’t done it yet. I do have a doorbell camera though.

  • These are all really great and very helpful renovation ideas! Thanks for sharing this with us

  • Some great tips here… the security system is a must. You never know what could happen!

  • We have also installed lights as well as motion sensing lights around the house. More light means less likely that people will want to be seen snooping around your home.

  • You listed some good ideas here that will make the home safer and in addition may increase the value of the home!

  • We need to replace our roof soon. The one that you suggest is something that I like.

  • Great advice. We do have a security system to be on the safe side. People love to steal in Texas.

  • Great list! I recently installed a security system. I have to admit, it does make a difference with my mental health as well.

  • As someone who’s dealt with septic tank problems, I can attest to the need to get it inspected every few years. Some good points here. Thanks!


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