Your house’s exterior provides protection from the weather and wild animals, as well as privacy from neighbors, passersby, and others. However, the exterior of your house can also provide some potential dangers as well.
Follow these tips to make sure your house exterior is as safe as possible:
- 1 Keep entryways well-lit to avoid accidents and deter potential burglars.
- 2 Consider removing raised thresholds to prevent trips when entering and exiting.
- 3 When using a ladder to paint, replace siding, clean gutters, etc., make sure it is secure, level, and stationary before climbing up it.
- 4 Plant shrubbery and trees away from your house to avoid damage from roots and falling limbs.
- 5 Keep steps, patios, porches, and railings in good repair to prevent accidents.
- 6 Inspect decks, porches, balconies, and other raised platforms regularly to ensure there is no rot, rust, or other signs of wear.
- Entryways are properly lighted.
- Steps, patios, porches, decks, and other areas are in good repair.
- Shrubs and trees are pruned and trimmed to keep branches and foliage away from the house.