Wednesday, July 8, 2020 / by Sonya Reiselt
When you buy a new home in Beaufort County, you want to make sure it's taken care of. There are many ways that you can protect your Lowcountry home, from security to caring for unexpected issues.
Here are five ways to make sure your home is protected as much as possible.
Insure Your Home
Having homeowner's insurance is an important way to make sure your home is protected against the unexpected. Insurance will protect you against the cost of repairing your home if it's damaged and personal liabilities. Homeowner's insurance can also cover hurricane and flood damage, which can be a concern here in Beaufort County.
When you get an insurance policy for your home, make sure you check the details of your policy to make sure it will cover what you need so you don't encounter any setbacks if something does happen to your home. The last thing you need in an emergency is finding out you're up a creek without a paddle.
Get a Warranty
A home warranty picks up where insurance leaves off. A warranty covers homes systems and appliances in case they break down. There are varying opinions on the value of home warranties. But if you have an AC system or expensive appliances, a warranty will protect you from having to shell out big money if something needs repair or replacement. There is a small deductible to have a tech repair your appliances or other systems, but it's still less than the actual repair or replacement would cost.
Invest in a Security System
Having a good security system is becoming a must-have these days. And with technology progressing, the cost of these systems is within reach of most home buyers. You can start with something as simple as a doorbell camera and expand from there to a more complex system. Any form of security is better than none.
Trim Back Vegetation
Having vegetation close to your home can be a risk for two reasons. First, it is a way for burglars to get close to your home without being easily seen. Second, branches and debris can damage your home. Not only does keeping your vegetation away from your home make it safer, it will also make it look better.
Keep Up With Maintenance
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially when it comes to maintaining your home. That little crack may not seem like an issue now, but it can be an issue later.
This is one area that the right warranty and insurance can come in handy. For example, if your air conditioning is making a strange sound, you can use your warranty to get it checked and fixed rather than just waiting. That could save you from having to replace the whole system in the near future.
These tips will help you protect your new home. They can give you peace of mind when you are out. Your home is a major investment, and keeping it safe both physically and financially is worth the effort. Give these ideas a try in your new home in Beaufort County.
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