Home > Home Security Guide

Home Security Guide (Page 8)

Timber Floor Finish: Should You Go Water or Solvent Based?

Deciding what type of finish to choose for your timber floors can be confusing. Afterall, it’s not very likely you’ve ever even thought about the choice until your flooring or floor sanding contractor asked you which one you want to go with. Here we take a look at the options and help you decide which is right for your floors. Oil vs. Water Based Treatments: Does it Really Matter to... ❯❯❯

5 Low-Cost and Effective Home Security Options

Most of us can’t afford to have around the clock security detailing our house. However, we can afford a number of other security measures that are nearly as effective, but a fraction of the cost. In today’s world, home security is vital – not only to protect our valuables, but also to protect our family. Not only that, but even if the crime rate is low in your community, it can... ❯❯❯

How to Detect Home Foundation Problems Easily

One thing that can certainly ruin the value of a home is foundation problems. However, these problems don’t simply happen overnight. They take a long time to develop. If you can address them early enough, you can save yourself a lot of trouble. Thankfully our experts at San Antonio's Stablelift Foundation Repair have composed a short guide to help homeowners detect home foundation... ❯❯❯

Happy Glass: The Window Coating That Can Improve Your Life

​The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research (ISC) in Germany has produced a new type of window designed to improve concentration, regulate sleep, and even improve people's mood. This "feel-good glass" is optimized to transmit wavelengths between 450 and 500 nm -- the blue wavelengths, usually blocked by traditional glass. The glass is treated by addition of a durable, inorganic coating only... ❯❯❯

5 Tips To Keep Criminals Out of Your Neighborhood

Your perception of safety in a neighborhood is based on very subtle things, like park benches, a well-lit street, and fresh paint on buildings. These are things that might also discourage criminals from making your neighborhood their next target. Use these five tips to collaborate with your neighbors and give unwanted visitors the impression that they are unwelcome. 1) Encourage Neighborhood... ❯❯❯

Renewable Energy for Home Use

A home is the single most expensive purchase most Americans will ever make. The cost of home ownership isn't just the price of the land, the taxes and the construction fees - there are ongoing costs as well. Chief among those costs are ongoing utility bills, including projected price increases, as well as ongoing maintenance expenses. Home buyers are increasingly looking for ways to "green" their... ❯❯❯

Save on Your Biggest Buy: Your Home

Of all the purchases we make during our lives, homes represent the most significant one-time buys people make.  As a result, it's important to get it right - or at least do the best you can.  Like many one-time events, learning the ins and outs of the home-buying business is a significant commitment for buyers, who craft the best deals using their knowledge of the system.  If you... ❯❯❯

Cornwall: An idyllic move

It’s unlikely that you’ll find another place on the planet that has the scenery, charm and character that is ubiquitous in the English county of Cornwall. With stunning beaches, rugged coastlines and breathtaking views, Cornwall is a place of eye watering natural beauty. Cornwall is home to around 500,000 people, a population that doubles during the holiday season. It is easy to see... ❯❯❯

Endless Design Options for Decorative Stainless Steel Railings

For those considering a decorative stainless steel railing to complement their home design, the possibilities are nearly endless, thanks to many different styles, finishes, and decorative touches available for your steel railing design. One advantage of choosing stainless steel railings is that you can use many interchangeable pieces which fit together to create your own unique design.... ❯❯❯

Stop Draughts to Save Money at Home

Winter is an expensive season for cold-weather dwellers dependent on home heating systems.  Thankfully, changing the way we use energy and reinforcing our homes against cold temperatures both lead to energy savings among concerned consumers. Behavior drives heating costs more than any other factor, because the power to reduce energy use is right at out fingertips.  Poor thermostat... ❯❯❯