Every family wishes to protect their domicile and it is more than just a home where people like, it is much more than that and the need to protect your living space and territory is an innate characteristic of the species. Humans are a territorial animal like other higher mammals; we see in the wild the Great Apes, bands of chimpanzees even dens of Lions protecting their territories from predators.
Even at a time in this present period where we have few if any predators, we seem to have held this need to protect our homes. In fact we enlist government to do this and in trade we all agree to live by certain rule in trade the government protecting us. Yet they really do not protect our homes, after all there is no with the exception of some criminals and looters who might threaten our homes. In fact about the only real threats to our homes come from the government in “imminent domain” actions or lawyers suing us using the very law we agree to live within? Interesting isn’t it?
Then there is Mother Nature namely; rain, flooding, snow, wildfires, locusts, Earthquakes or the wind from a Tornado or Hurricane. But even there we trust the government to tell us how to build through building codes, such as no shingle roofs near forest fire prone regions, stronger foundations in known Earthquake areas and of course the government also provides storm drain rules for the 100-year flood to developers of virgin real estate.
But even with all these rules and regulations, nothing is guaranteed and you need to also consider what you can do to protect yourself. I suggest you draw out your house on some graph paper and take a look at every possible risk from mold and rats to rain and snow. Think of anything that could happen and the simple things you can do in the potential eventuality of such event. There are little things you can do, which do not cost much and as you do research you will learn more about what you can do to protect your home. Think on this.