Friday, March 2, 2018

Recent Severe Wind & Ways to Protect Your Home

Severe wind and storm damage in Central Virginia

Today winds picked up in our area and tossed limbs and branches all over. There have been calls coming in reporting downed trees and power outages.

Check out this tree's root system just pulled up out of the ground. 

It's important to tie down loose items outside and consider more permanent solutions for things like trampolines, carports, and other out-buildings. The last thing any homeowner wants to wake up to is damage to their home or car from mother nature.

 Some things are completely unavoidable, but there are a few small things we can do to preserve our property and avoid having to make that phone call to your insurance agent about filing a claim.

Avoid filing Homeowners claims by keeping an eye on trees and branches

Keep an eye on the trees around your property (especially dead ones) and watch out for long heavy branches that could fall on the home under the weight of ice and snow. A couple minutes of preventative care throughout the year can really help avoid serious damage and possibly injury. We try to take as many steps as we can to keep a safe and healthy household. For all the things beyond our control, well... There's insurance.

We look forward to warming spring temps and the sound of baseballs cracking on bats over at Northside Little League. This time of year is always great when the days get longer and more time with the family can be spent outside.

Do you have any tips to share on this subject? Leave some comments below to share with everyone else. 

You can also visit our website for more insurance resources and local contacts in Charlottesville. 

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