Seasonal Tips

How to deal with winter weather home repairs

Winter weather can create a witch’s brew of damage to homes. Freezing pipes, strong gales, and roof leaks are just some of the damages caused by the season. These cold temperatures and their associated insurance claims account for more than 50% of all insurance claims. On average, about 1 in 15 insured homes wind up… Read More

Published on February 24, 2022
Car Insurance, Seasonal Tips

Does insurance cover severe weather?

If you’re like most people, when you hear of an impending storm, such as a hurricane, winter storm, tornado, or hailstorm, your first instinct is to prepare. You get your home and car ready and brace for damage. Images of ripped up siding, damaged roofs, and uprooted and fallen trees enter your mind. Fortunately, having… Read More

Published on January 25, 2022
Safety, Seasonal Tips

How to protect your pets from the cold

Whether you call them your fur babies, four-legged children, or any number of ridiculous (adorable!) nicknames, there’s no question: your pets are a cherished part of your family. And as a responsible, caring pet parent, you know that your furry companions benefit from plenty of exercise and outdoor time. However, you likely also know that… Read More

Published on January 18, 2022
Homeowners, Seasonal Tips

Winter damage prevention for your home

No matter what winter looks like where you live, whether it’s snow and ice all season long or 70 degrees one day and in the teens the next (we’re looking at you, Virginia), the colder months come with unique challenges to keeping your home comfortable and safe. A buildup of condensation plus freezing temperatures can… Read More

Published on January 6, 2022
Safety, Seasonal Tips

The daylight saving time effect

Daylight saving time has its origins back before the Industrial Revolution, but it certainly has no shortage of modern-day critics. Given that the practice was first proposed in 1895 and first adopted in the 1900s, largely to conserve coal during wartime, we’d say it’s more than fair to debate its current relevance. We also think… Read More

Published on November 3, 2021
Auto Tips, Safety, Seasonal Tips

How to get your car winter ready

After a long, hot summer, you’re probably ready for cooler temperatures, but is your car? Winter brings with it plenty of dangerous weather conditions that can make driving treacherous, such as hail, snow, and freezing temperatures. There are many precautions you can take to prepare yourself and your vehicle for the incoming winter wonderland. Read… Read More

Published on October 21, 2021