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Monthly Archives: May 2014
While urban life offers an appealing lifestyle for those who wish to downsize or be closer to places like cultural centers, fine dining, and museums, city life also presents a series of unique risks not found in suburban areas.
Classic car buffs will likely know the difference between a 1967 Pontiac GTO and a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda. The horsepower, the torque, the available engine sizes, the number of barrels in the carburetor and zero-to-sixty times, are some of the … Continue reading
Motorcycling: It’s one of the fastest growing hobbies in the US and around the world. Don’t believe it? The Motorcycle Industry Council reports that, in 2013, there were 465,783 motorcycle sales in the U.S., a continued climb from the 2.6% increase reported the year prior. Continue reading
Every winter, the cold and snow up North send millions of people packing for second homes in warm, sunny regions along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. As spring arrives, they start to return to their primary residences—just as the hurricane season is about to get underway. Continue reading
Summer increases the potential for hail storms. Because hail falls quickly, even smaller pellets can cause damage to roof shingles, skylights and fixtures attached to the roof. Most roof coverings can resist damage from hail pellets smaller than 1.25 inches, but some less expensive shingles may be vulnerable to damage from hail as small as an inch.
Pools require a lot of work, but don’t let the opening maintenance duties distract you from the most important issue, safety! According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children under five and adolescents between the ages of … Continue reading
We love our pets! In fact, sixty percent of U.S. households have pets, and they spend billions of dollars each year to ensure they remain happy, healthy and safe. But do owners do all that they can to protect their furry … Continue reading
Using strong passwords can help counter the likelihood of an internet trespasser, and be a great deterrent. Although we may pride ourselves as internet-savvy, often we overlook this most basic rule of preventing vulnerabilities.