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Tips for Maintaining Your Roof

You want to ensure the roof on your home lasts as long as possible. Performing basic maintenance can prolong the life of your roof and help you avoid the cost of a new roof for much longer.  Replace Roof Shingles If your roof has missing or damaged shingles, they should be replaced rapidly. Rain, snow, wind, or even very dry, hot weather can cause damage....

Water Backup Coverage

Spring showers are coming. Do you have a backup plan? Water damage—resulting from backed up drains or failed pumps—is one of the most common homeowners insurance claims, ranking as the third most costly claim behind fire and liability lawsuits, according to the Insurance Information Institute. What is water backup coverage? A water backup and sump pump overflow endorsement on your homeowners or renters insurance provides...

Beginner’s Guide to Personal Umbrella Insurance

Personal umbrella insurance serves an essential purpose, as it provides liability protection above and beyond the policy limits on your vehicle, home, or boat. Every insurance policy has limits, and personal umbrella insurance kicks in once you have exceeded those limits, expanding your protection if a claim or lawsuit is filed against you. Should I Have Personal Umbrella Insurance? One of the vital protections provided...

Umbrella Insurance Explained

An umbrella policy picks up where the liability limits of your homeowners and auto policies leave off, and is an extremely cost-effective way to protect your hard-earned assets. Do you own a dog? How about a trampoline? Do you have a long commute? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you have a greater than average chance of being sued. You’re also vulnerable...

When to File a Homeowners Insurance Claim

A home is a major investment, and home insurance is designed to protect it. We pay premiums in exchange for coverage, so the natural inclination is to file a claim when a covered loss occurs. The reality is not so clear cut. Filing a claim under the wrong circumstances can affect your premiums and your finances adversely in the future. It is important to know...

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