A flood is destruction personified — wrecking houses, building, streets, and more. From your personal belongings to the structure of your property, floods create havoc and destroy everything in their path.
If you want your furnace to work optimally when winter sets in, it is important that you take some time out to check and prepare it in advance. Doing so will go a long way toward ensuring a hassle-free winter.
Whether you are planning to buy a new home or you have already purchased one, you might have spent some time thinking about a home insurance policy.
A major risk factor for homes in many parts of the country is foundation movement as a result of expansive soil. The amount of movement at a given location depends upon the reactivity of the soil, but it can also vary depending on the weather, the time of year, and even the location of your home on the lot.
Hail is the scourge of summer in many parts of the country. In fact, over the last five years, hail damage accounted for almost 40% of all insured losses nationally, costing more than $15 billion every year.
Although a home’s windows do not last forever, well-maintained windows should last you 10 to 20 years at minimum. And that’s important, because your windows do much more than just maintain the overall look and appearance of your house. If they are high-quality and are...
A home is a hard-earned sanctuary for you and your family, but that doesn’t mean it is automatically safe by design. In fact, there are many risks in the average American home that go overlooked by homeowners until it’s too late. Therefore, it’s a good idea to know...
With the change in seasons, homeowners should consider taking steps to prepare their homes for the year. But spring cleaning is about more than just scrubbing the floors and cleaning the windows. It includes a whole lot of maintenance work around the house, checking on major systems to ensure smooth function year-round.
Water is the giver of life, but it’s also the destroyer of homes. According to property & casualty insurance company Travelers, water damage is as much as 10 times more common than fire damage in American homes and causes, on average, nearly 30% of all household property claims. In 2015, water damage and freezing caused more than 45% of all homeowners insurance losses, nearly double the second-most-frequent type of damage, according to the Insurance Information Institute.