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Worrisome Winter Roof Damage: Ice Dams

Don’t Let Winter Ruin Your Roof You may be feeling cozy and warm in your home as the snow serenely falls outside. But, up on your roof, a dangerous situation could be forming – one that can compromise your roof and lead to water damage inside your home. It’s all the result of an ice dam. If you live in a snowy area and you’re...

3 Common Insurance Misconceptions

How to Avoid Surprises From Your Insurance   When it comes to insurance, there are many misconceptions floating around—too many to cover in this short article. Here are three in particular that could put you at serious financial risk: Misconception 1: “I have an umbrella policy, so I’m covered for everything.” False. Though the intent of a personal umbrella policy is to provide an additional layer of...

8 Tips for Keeping a Fire Safely in its Fireplace

Do you like having a crackling fire in the fireplace while you're watching a movie on a cold winter's night? I sure do! There's definitely something alluring about having a fireplace in your home. According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association's (HPBA) 2011 statistics, fireplace ranks second among the top features buyers seek in a home. Additionally, approximately 80% of American homes have a...

Getting Your Furnace Ready for the Winter

Let's admit it, summer is definitely the most cheery season of the year. That warm, sunny weather boosts our mood and allows us to go on adventures wrapped in the warmth of the sun. But hey, winter has its perks too! Think of all those holiday parties, tasty treats and snow forts! Or maybe you prefer a warm, cozy night watching your favorite movie or...

Call Before You Dig

What is 811? Are you a homeowner or contractor? Did you know that you are required to call the number ‘811’ before digging on any property so that you can be made aware of any underground lines (e.g. pipes, cables and associated utilities) buried in the area? Improper digging can lead to damage to underground lines that can disrupt service to an entire neighborhood, harm...