Take Steps to Prevent Damage from Ice Dams

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in ,

Take Steps to Prevent Damage from Ice Dams

If you live in New England, it’s likely there are ice dams on your roof from the recent snowstorms. Ice dams can be very destructive because water from melting snow can back up behind the dam and leak into your home underneath the shingles. There are two basic approaches to dealing with ice dams: 1. Hire a professional. This is the safest way to remove snow and ice from your roof. However, if you wish to tackle the problem yourself, follow these recommendations from roofing...

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How to prevent freezing pipes this winter

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in ,

How to prevent freezing pipes this winter

With these freezing temperatures that we have been having lately I wanted to share with you some facts about freezing pipes and also how to prevent your pipes from freezing. This is something that many people forget about during the winter season; however, frozen pipes can lead to them bursting which will cause much damage to your home. Let’s start off with the facts… • Frozen pipes are one of the biggest risks of property damage in the winter. • 37% is the amount of frozen...

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Does insurance cover flooding in your basement?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in , ,

Does insurance cover flooding in your basement?

April showers will bring May flowers….. however, don’t let April showers leave you with a flooded basement! Heavy rainfall can cause flooding in basements and many homeowners are asking the question will insurance cover the water damage in my basement? Unfortunately, standard homeowners insurance does not cover damage from flooding, unless you have a specific flood insurance policy. Water that comes into your home from the top down such as a leak in the roof is usually...

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