PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 29, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Homecare and gutter-guard distributor, Leaf Filter
, understands the importance of home safety. A homeowner's main priority should always be ensuring that their house and family are safe. That means that they should take the time to update their home so as to minimize the chance of a disaster. One of the most important safety concerns for a homeowner is reducing the risk of a fire.
in TeleManagement: Our Online Television offers some advice on how to fireproof a home. One of the first tips is to purchase and install solid wooden doors. These provide excellent protection against fires and are highly recommended over thinner, light doors that come standard with most homes. Although they are slightly more expensive, ensuring the family's safety is worth the price.
Leaf Filter believes that every bedroom should have at least two methods of exit. Most homes have bedrooms on the top floor, providing a window as an exit. A lot of home improvement warehouses and department stores sell a cheap, collapsible escape ladder that can be rolled out of a window. The entire family should have a set plan and meeting place whenever there is a fire. It is advised to never, ever run back into a burning house to grab an item.
The exterior of a home can be reinforced to prevent fires. The walls, roof, and siding all contribute to a home's protection against flames. Vinyl siding tends to melt from intense heat, so it is not the best material for fireproofing. Masonry and brick walls are extremely resilient and stand a better defense against fire.
Tempered, double-pane windows are great for homes concerned with fire safety. These types of windows shatter less, making escapes easier, and safer in the case of an emergency. They are also more resistant to flames.
Roof shingles make a huge difference in fire safety. Roofs that are made of metal, asphalt, or tiles provide a better chance of repelling fire than wooden shingles. They are also much easier to main, and look a lot better.
"Many homeowners examine their roof and their shingles for fire safety, but may overlook their gutters," states Matt Kaulig, owner of Leaf Filter North, Inc. "Particularly during times of drought and high heat we see homes that collect lots of dry debris in their gutters. Dry leaves and pine needles that gather in gutters are a high concern for anyone looking to increase their home's fire safety."
Matt continues, "Homeowners who install a gutter protection system can avoid the need to manually clean their gutters and can rest assured that fire prone materials are not piling up on their roof and in their gutters."
Fences can spread fire to a house quickly. If a home has a wooden fence that connects directly to it, the fire will use the fence as a conductor. Wooden decks and patios have the same effect. The best option is to use non-flammable materials for fences and decks. Leaf Filter recommends placing a stone pillar between a fence and a home so as to hinder the fire.
is a pioneer in gutter-guard technology. They have developed a unique micro-filter technology that allows gutters to completely filter out unwanted debris and only allow water to come through. Home improvement magazines have recognized the company for their accomplishments in gutter-guard technology and homecare advice.