Home improvement ideas for preppers IV
This underfloor heating article is a follow-up to articles I, II, and III that also discuss how home improvements can help prepper families to prepare for disasters. Such home improvements also can help prepper families to avoid even more costly house repairs. In addition, home improvements increase the value of prepper family homes, and that can mean more money for those prepper families, if they eventually decide to sell their homes.
Those preppers who do not have properly mounted and locked steel doors on entry ways to their houses might be wise to consider the advantages of having such doors. If the door is made of galvanized steel, it is rust and corrosion resistant. Also, if such steel doors are installed with proper mounts and locks, they will give better protection against anyone who wants to force http://www.lowes.com/Flooring/Underfloor-Heating/_/N-1z11oi7/pl his way into a preppers house.
A strong door lock and mount consist of a 1-inch-long deadbolt with a reinforced, metal box strike plate as well as 3-inch-long mounting screws that lodge in the framing beyond the door jam. Such doors should be on all door entry ways to the house, including the entry way from the garage.
Yard fences have a number of advantages. Such fences, especially metal fences, can help to protect a house from debris blown by storm winds. Also, by locking the fence gate, even a low fence makes it obvious when someone is trespassing on a preppers property. In addition, a yard fence allows a preppers dog to roam unsupervised in the yard.
Cement fiber siding is durable and requires very low maintenance. In addition, it is indistinguishable from some wood siding products. Furthermore, it is not subject to rot or insect damage and can be guaranteed for as many as 50 years. Finally, since it is non-flammable, it gives some protection from wildfires.
What home improvements have you made and why? Please comment below.