Safe Building 101: Creating a Climate-Controlled Space In Your Home
As I started to increase my art collection, I wanted to make sure that my investment was protected. I wasn't sure exactly how to store it all when it wasn't on display, but I knew I needed to do something. I decided to talk with a local construction contractor about how to secure my art, and he suggested a climate-controlled secure room in my home. They built a vault-like space in the house that is perfect for long-term storage. I created this site to showcase what was done in the hopes that others may seek the same solution. I hope the information here helps you to secure your financial investment as well.
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If you live in an area of the country that becomes cold and snowy during the winter, you must take measures to protect your home from the effects of the harsh weather. Ice dams are among the threats to the structural integrity of your roof during the winter. While a snow-covered roof with hanging icicles can make your property look like a winter wonderland, the formation of ice on your home spells trouble.
In 2007, there were 13,325 injuries and deaths relating to garage doors. Injuries were caused by falling garage doors, pinched fingers, entrapment and children riding the garage door as it retracted, among other issues. If you have small children in your home or who visit your home often, optimizing your garage door safety is key to preventing serious injuries and deaths. Here are three ways to increase your garage door safety for children.
Garages are a great extension of the home used as a place to work, repair cars, and hang out with friends. If you get a lot of use out of your garage, then you will likely want to keep it warm for the winter months. Even if the garage is attached to the home, there may not be vents or proper heating installed in the area.
Instead of using dangerous space heaters or electric heating options, you can save a lot of money and have plenty of heat with four garage heating options.
From making sure your flood insurance policy is up-to-date to quizzing your kids on your emergency preparedness plan, you've taken all the necessary precautions to ensure your family and finances aren't affected by a flood. Unfortunately, chances are you'll forget what you "should" do during a flood and instead, resort to drastic measures to keep your family safe. If you're trapped inside your home or car during a flood, here are a few simple things you can do to survive this harrowing experience:
Have you ever wondered why there seem to be a lot of street sweepers on the road as cold weather approaches? Although you might get frustrated if you have to wait behind those slow-moving sweeping trucks, the fact of the matter is that they can make your life a lot easier down the road. Here are three reasons that street sweeping is especially important before winter hits, and how they might protect you from a few extra hassles.