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How Outdoor Lighting Can Help With The Security of Your Home

How Outdoor Lighting Can Help With The Security of Your Home

Home security is a major concern for homeowners and an easy solution is installing the right equipment to protect your house. Before you spend thousands on the latest high-end security equipment, consider beefing up your outdoor lighting system.

Outdoor lighting can account for a very important facet of security for your home. Follow these five tips and protect your family and belongings with just a few lighting changes.


Tip #1: Illuminate entry points.

Never make your entry points seem accessible. Motion lights and lights that brighten when a person is approaching should always be placed near direct access points. Front doors, side doors, garage doors, and windows should be equipped with motion sensors and be lit during active nighttime hours. The more illumination your entry points have, the less likely an intruder is to try to enter your home.


Tip #2: Light dark areas where intruders can easily hide.

There are many areas around your home that can be easy to hide in or crouch around. Consider your landscaping, walkways, paths, and outdoor structures when planning your lighting. It will keep you safe and secure when you are indoors, and pathway lighting is beneficial when you are outdoors in the evening. Security also means safety and your family should feel at ease navigating their surroundings.


Tip #3: Light the perimeter of your property.

What if your home is down a dark, dim-lit street? What if you have a large wooded lot near your home? These ...

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How to Protect Your Pavers from the Winter Weather

How to Protect Your Pavers from the Winter Weather

Paver patios are both a beautiful and unique look for your property. Many options for style, size, and shape can help you create a customized pattern. However, to preserve the longevity of your paver patio or walkway, you have to be prepared to protect it from harsh weather.

The harshest weather can be found from the bitter cold temperatures in the winter. The freeze-to-thaw cycle can really do a number on the positioning and the condition of your pavers.


Using a Seal Coat to Protect Your Pavers

Sealing your pavers is the most effective way of protecting them from the snow, ice, and any other damaging elements throughout the year. Applying a seal coat is relatively simple. A brush is used over the surface and sides of the pavers to apply seal coating. You will need to retreat the pavers periodically when the shine on the pavers vanishes.

The lifespan of your pavers is based on how much care you put into them. Preventative measures taken up front will help make your pavers last for years to come!


Invest in Quality Materials to Avoid Shifting & Cracks in Your Pavers

You should consider investing more money up front on your pavers. Choosing high-quality pavers from the beginning will result in less time and money spent trying to repair or replace pavers down the road.

Make sure to use quality concrete as well during your paver process. Weak concrete can lead to shifts, cracks, and will make your paver surface more susceptible to deicing agents.

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