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Tips for protecting your home while you are on vacation

Summertime is vacation time. To relax and enjoy your vacation, you need to know that your home is safe and secure while you are away. At A to Z Window Screens, we care about the safety of your home so much, and that’s why we are here to share some tips for protecting your home while you are on vacation.

Make sure your home is well maintained

front view of a lovely homeWhen you leave for vacation, you don’t want your home to take on an abandoned look. Make sure your lawn is mowed and garden beds are weeded before you leave. If you plan to be gone for an extended period of time, arrange to have someone else mow the lawn, tend your garden and water your plants. Make sure garbage bins aren’t left out by the road. You want to make sure that your home looks well cared for and well maintained while you are gone.

Put your lights on timers

Another step you can take to prevent your home from seeming abandoned when you are gone is to have your lights turn on and off while you are away. You can use the old trick of rigging some of your lamps to timers, or if you have a “smart” home, you can use an app and a smartphone to turn your lights on at random times while you are away. Having your lights turn on and off while you are away will prevent your home from looking “empty” while you’re enjoying your vacation.

Don’t leave your home unguarded

There are plenty of ways to guard your home while you are away. There are traditional alarm companies — if you already have one or plan to install one when you are away, be sure to alert the company. You can also install inexpensive outdoor security cameras. To keep an eye on your home yourself, you can install motion-activated cameras around your home that send an alert to your smartphone when one of the cameras is engaged.

Install privacy screens

Your windows allow anyone to take a peek into your home, especially when you are away. You can block your windows from nosy neighbors or potential intruders with privacy screens from A to Z Window Screens. Security screens have thicker, darker mesh than traditional window screens. They still maintain the view, but they make it difficult for anyone outside to see what’s happening inside your home. When you’re on vacation, privacy screens can make it more difficult to tell that you are away.

Secure your doors with security screen doors

You can even add an extra layer of protection to your entry doors with security screen doors from A to Z Window Screens. Security screen doors have heavy-duty metal frames that are installed in your home so they can’t be kicked or pried open. The mesh is made from metal alloys that can’t be slashed with a knife or razor. Some security screens feature added metal detailing that adds to the security and the beauty of the doors.

If you are ready to go out of town, take the steps necessary to keep your home at maximum security so you can relax and enjoy your vacation. Let A to Z Window Screens help! We will outfit your home with privacy screens or security screen doors to keep intruders out. Call to schedule a consultation today!