If you live in a city, or even a suburb, there’s a chance your garage door is at risk for graffiti. Graffiti clean-up can be costly and time-consuming, and if you don’t take care of it, you may run the risk of being cited by your city government. Here are three tips to discourage people from vandalizing your property.
- Install a motion-sensitive outdoor light. Vandals prefer to do their work under the cover of darkness, so removing that option may drive them away. Ensure the light is nice and bright, and that it provides wide coverage over the area you want to protect.
- Put up a ‘Beware of Dog’ sign. Even if you don’t own a dog, putting up a warning sign may make an intruder reconsider their plan. A dog is an unpredictable variable for a vandal, and the last thing they want is a barking dog to bring attention their way.
- Apply an anti-graffiti coating. Many companies manufacture anti-graffiti coating or paint you can apply to your garage door to make graffiti removal much easier. The goal of a graffiti vandal is to have their handiwork seen, and if they realize it won’t be sticking around, chances are they won’t, either.