High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

Use Your Windows To Keep Your Family Safe

Construction & Contractors Blog

Keeping your family safe and secure is one of your top priorities. You may make sure that you have nice security doors and good locks, but your windows are still going to be a weak point. There are things that you can do to change that situation:

1. Shatter-resistant windows: There are such things as shatter resistant windows. It is important to understand that shatter resistant isn't the same thing as shatter proof. Shatter resistant means the windows are much harder to break. There are different ways for you to get shatter resistant windows. One is that you can go through a window replacement company.

They will be able to replace all your windows with shatter-resistant glass. Those windows are also great when it comes to storms, they will help keep your house safer. 

If you can't replace all your windows at once, you still have options. One of those options is security film. This film goes right on the inside of your window. Using the film makes your window less breakable. Another popular feature the security film has is that it is clear and won't obstruct the light coming into your home.

Because it's clear, no one will know that you have it. You can install the film yourself. However, if you would rather not, then you can call a window replacement company and ask them to come install it for you. That way you will know that the film was installed properly, with no bubbles or wrinkles in it. 

2. Bars and grates: Bars and grates over your windows are a great way to make sure that no one can get in through your windows. You can choose to go with plain bars. However, that can make some people feel like they are living in a prison with just plain bars.

You have other choices, like using decorative grates or bars. Decorative grates and bars are generally made out of wrought iron. It is a very strong metal, so it will keep people out. However, it also lends itself well to decorative options, like a grate for your window. When bars and windows are installed, it's important that you make sure they are installed with a release catch so that you can get out of your house in case of emergency. 

Keeping your house safe is important. Eliminating your windows as a way for burglars to get in is one way to do that. To learn more, contact a company like Brothers Home Improvement with any questions you have.


19 January 2015