Haboobs: Blizzards of the Southwest

Haboobs may sound funny, but they are no laughing matter. The giant dust storms that engulf entire cities in the Southwest can cause damage in and around homes and health problems for those directly exposed to them. One such dust … Continue reading

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Your Roof Is No Place for a Dam

Over the next few weeks, we’ll help you prepare to protect your home from freezing temperatures, ice and snow. Let’s start with ice dams, which form when heat escapes into your attic and warms your roof. Snow on the roof … Continue reading

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From Rain: Fire

When insurers surveyed the damage caused by Hurricane Irene in August, they expected to see a lot of wet basements, downed trees, and damaged roofs. There was plenty of that—from North Carolina all the way up to Maine. What was … Continue reading

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Keep Your Historic Home From Becoming History

One of the most challenging aspects of insuring a historic home is helping customers understand the difference between their home’s market value and its replacement cost, which can be very different values. Continue reading

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Hiding in Plain View

Hiding valuables in the house is never the best way to protect them from burglars. Continue reading

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