Benefits of Outdoor Lighting in the Fall
Bonfires, football games, apple picking, and sweater weather are officially upon us. With the end of the summer heat, we can look forward to spending more time outdoors comfortably. A backyard barbecue or an early morning walk with a cup of coffee seem to be among our favorite fall activities, as spending time outdoors is extremely important. When the sun sets noticeably earlier than it did in the summer, mood lighting around the yard makes all the difference. Here are some of our top reasons why every homeowner should consider implementing outdoor lighting this fall:
Increase Property Value
One of the main benefits of adding outdoor lighting to your home is the increase it adds to your property’s value. Although maintenance and upkeep can be tiring and expensive, purchasing a home is a great investment. Doing more to enhance your property will only inflate its value. The decision to add outdoor lighting can improve your appraisal value and reduce your insurance premiums. A well-lit home will show your insurer that you have taken initiatives to prevent crime and other accidents from occurring on your property. In fact, some insurance companies will even give deals or discounts to those who have installed security lights outside their homes.
Increased Safety and Security
The safety and security of your home should be your top priority. Installing outdoor lighting is one of the first steps to securing your home from potential security threats, in addition to preventing accidents. One of the best ways to save grandma from a trip and fall at the family barbecue or a skinned knee during flag football is to have well-illuminated walkways and stairs. Another way outdoor lighting can improve the safety of your home is that it can deter thefts, vandalism, or other crime from occurring. Motion sensor lights are another great feature to invest in. These lights will turn on whenever they sense motion, from an animal walking by or a human at the door. Lights triggered by timers can also strengthen your security system. For example, the lights surrounding your home can be set to automatically turn on at 7 P.M. daily, regardless if you are home or not. Criminals are often known to target homes that aren’t well lit or have their lights turned off for significant periods of time.
Elevate Your Yard
Doesn’t everyone want an aesthetically pleasing yard? A perfectly landscaped yard with lights to set the mood can drastically improve the value and appearance of your home. Adding outdoor lighting will not only increase security but can also enable you to be creative. There are many different lighting fixtures available, from path lights to lamp posts to bollard lights. Ideally, you want to find a lighting technique that accentuates the style of your home. The options are endless!
Whether you are buying a new home or upgrading your existing one, adding outdoor lighting should always be an option. Between the safety and security benefits to the added monetary value, you really can’t go wrong. If you’d like some additional expertise about security lighting, please contact our experts at Coggins Security for more information.