Yup, it’s that time of year and with Halloween comes ghouls, goblins and zombies. And while I’m talking about the costumes your neighborhood kiddos will be wearing on Halloween night, it's natural to consider hypothetical plans for fortifying your home—just in case real zombies decide to make their debut on the living that night.
OK, it's not all that normal and very unlikely that it would happen but, in any case, check out these critical “zombie-proofing improvements” you can make to your home.
Homes with tempered-glass windows or with wrought-iron security bars will be far better equipped than those with unguarded single-pane windows. In addition to tempered-glass windows, newer double paned windows will add value to your home but also make Zombies put in the effort to get into your home.
A much costlier improvement would be to install hurricane shutters on all first-floor windows. Not sure what those are? They are the same type of roll-down steel gates that some retailers pull downt o secure their secure their stores at the end of the night (imagine a garage door over your window). They're easy to operate and offer the best protection for existing windows against zombies.
One of the simplest ways to combat the zombies is to retrofit your house with stainless-steel doors and a heavy-duty lock. An advantage to installing stainless-steel door is they typically come cheaper than wooden doors.
Want to beef up the doors for added “zombie proofing?” Install a security gate on the doors. While security doors do not take or add value to your home, you will have peace of mind knowing that your home will be impenetrable when “Z-Day” comes.
While a mote seems like a logical decision when prepping for “Z-day,” consider the time, effort, permits and cost you will need to make and accrue. A more reasonable Zombie improvement would be a chain link fence. Good Fences = Good Zombie barrier. A well installed chain-link fence can help keep the Zombies at a safe distance and add value to your home.
While speculation and hypotheticals are fun to ponder on, I wouldn't spend very much time fretting about Zombies. At the end of the day, I recommend making improvements you want for your home that will help add value, regardless of any Zombie invasion.
If you're thinking about buying or selling a home, zombie proof or not, give me a call today to discuss your options.