Old Man Winter is here. Ice, snow, and wind can wreak havoc on your home and your budget. Standard homeowners insurance policies can cover most disasters that result from a freeze, but it’s better to minimize the potential risks! Follow these tips to help prepare your home for the bitter cold.

  1. Man Shoveling SnowClean out gutters and install gutter guards.
  2. Trim trees and remove dead branches
  3. Repair steps and handrails.
  4. Keep sidewalks and entrances to your home clear of snow and ice.
  5. Keep your garage doors closed.
  6. Add extra insulation to attics, basements, and around pipes.
  7. Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  8. Have your heating system professionally serviced.
  9. Move combustible items away from heat sources.
  10. Know where your pipes are located and how to shut the water off.

Houses in the mountainsEven though you take every precaution, problems can still arise. (Agency Name) is here for you! Give us a call at (phone number) or visit us online at (website) to review your homeowners insurance policy and ensure you’re protected for anything winter can throw at you.