The holiday season is here, and we’re all thinking about what we’re thankful for and anticipating turkey, pumpkin pie, and other holiday traditions. The concept of gratitude is trendy right now, but how often do we apply that concept to our homes.
4 Reasons to be thankful for your home
This Thanksgiving, when you take turns at the dinner table sharing what you’re grateful for, don’t forget your home — the structure that keeps you warm and dry while you enjoy your traditional family meal.
Your home is a center for your family. It keeps you warm, dry, and safe. Your home is the place that you have family dinner together, catching up, and sharing stories. No matter how you define your family, your home is where everyone comes together. Whether you spend the morning watching the parade or out in the yard playing your annual Thanksgiving family touch football match, you build traditions at home that last for generations.
The weather is changing, and winter is just around the corner. As autumn rains transition into the first flurries and snowfall of winter, your rest warm and secure in your home. With a solid roof and gutters, your home shelters you from the elements. This is the time of year that many families discover leaks in their roofs. If you find a wet spot or water stain on your ceiling or signs of mold or mildew in your attic, it’s time to take action. The longer you wait to fix a leak, the more likely you are to accumulate extensive and expensive water damage.
If you have a leaky, old roof, chances are your warm air is also escaping. Not only does this make your home drafty and cold, but it can cost you a fortune in heating bills over the winter months.
Your home is also your sanctuary — a safe haven for you and your family. Unfortunately, at this time of year, petty crime like mail theft, burglary, and car break-ins skyrockets as people panic about the holidays. By investing in high-quality doors and windows, you can ensure your family’s safety at any time of year. Well-lit, heavy front doors with secure locks can prevent break-ins, as can sturdy, well-fitted windows with robust locks. If your doors and windows are getting old, causing drafts, or not closing or locking as securely as they once did, it’s time to think about replacing them.
A place to celebrate with family and friends
The holiday season is full of traditional dinners, parties, secret-Santa parties, potlucks, and more. Every year you open your home to family and friends to celebrate the holidays. Take a moment to appreciate the roof over your head that keeps you dry and warm; the doors and windows that keep the drafts out and the safety within. Appreciate the comfort and coziness as the nights draw in so you can enjoy time with the people in your life who matter.
At Trusted Vets, we’re thankful for our families, friends, homes, and clients. This year, and every year, we want to thank you for allowing us to help you renovate and care for your homes. Happy Thanksgiving.