Winter weather is not only annoyingly cold, but it can result in damage to a home or building, both inside and out. Strong winds, ice, freezing and burst pipes, ice dams, and roof and flashing leaks can all lead to some hefty claims that can be incredibly costly if not covered. Here are the top 8 damage claims in the winter.
The Winter season is well known for its snow, ice, and severe cold temperatures. Proper fire safety and fire prevention are your best chances at avoiding a home fire this winter season while trying to keep warm. Check out these important tips to keep you and your home safe this holiday season.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 31 percent of home fires between 2011 and 2015 were caused by fireplaces and chimneys, resulting in an estimated 262 million dollars in direct property damage each year. Dancing with fire requires adequate knowledge of fire safety tips.
Weather can be unpredictable, and your home might need to be ready for winter sooner than you anticipate. Refer to the following fall home maintenance checklist to help prepare for the winter.
The Chicago area is still experiencing frigid temperatures with wind chills that are bringing the temperature down below zero most nights. Temperatures this low can lead to several problems for homeowners, the biggest one being the potential for burst pipes.
Air leaks, though unseen, pose as a clear drain on home heating expenses. The effort to seal all the air leaks and prevent cold outside air from seeping into the home’s interior saves homeowners anywhere from 10 to 30 percent on home heating costs.
There is nothing you can do to stop a storm from hitting your area, but there are many precautions you can take to minimize and even prevent the potential damage to your home. Follow these storm damage prevention tips.
Winter storm and water damage is irksome. Mold growth and structural damage, floor separation and discoloration, can occur within hours. Follow these tips to avoid winter storm damage and protect your home.
Residential homes are especially vulnerable to water damage during the winter season. Three main types of winter water damage are common when the weather is below freezing. Read More …
Any time the forecast calls for a snowstorm, people tend to panic. By taking some simple steps in advance, you can ride out the next major snowstorm in safety and comfort without fighting crowds and rushing around.