4 Signs Your Roof May Need To Be Replaced This Fall

in insider, wind damage, homeowner tips, flooding, Virginia, winter, hurricane season, severe weather, home maintenance, fall, cold weather Sep 15, 2019

It’s your first line of defense. If covers and protects the foundation and bones of your house. It covers and protects your treasures within. And most importantly, it covers and protects your family.

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Hurricane Preparedness Guide For Virginians

in insider, hurricane, wind damage, homeowner tips, safety tips, homeowners insurance, flooding, Virginia, hurricane season, severe weather, family Sep 1, 2019

We know how scary the weather can be. From wildfires to excessive rainfall and flooding, the news and forecasts can be a source of worry and uncertainty for folks. Hurricane season can bring its own daunting headlines. Our company has been living through Atlantic hurricane seasons and insuring homes since 1896. We're Virginians protecting Virginians. So we know a little bit about getting ready for a big storm. And we know there's a ton of...

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Fall Means Peak Hurricane Season For Virginia

in wind damage, homeowner tips, safety tips, homeowners insurance, flood insurance, flooding, Virginia, hurricane season, severe weather, coverage, car insurance, home maintenance, fall, home insurance, home inventory, local agent, weather, home, hurricane prep Aug 8, 2019

Peak hurricane season is at our doorstep, Virginia! August 15th to Sept 20th is when we see some of our most active weather in the tropics. September 10th statistically marks the height of Atlantic hurricane season. NOAA has just updated their forecast from normal tropical activity to above-normal for the 2019 season because El Nino has now ended. Experts are now predicting up to 10-17 named tropical storms for the Atlantic hurricane basin....

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STRAIGHT TALK: Should You Insure Your College Kid's Stuff When They're Away At School?

in homeowners insurance, Virginia, coverage, home insurance, parenting, renters insurance, college Aug 1, 2019

A lot can happen when your kids go away to school - it can even be a little worrisome! Will they get enough sleep? Will they get good grades? Can they live off Ramen and Easy-Mac?  The last thing you need to be concerned about is their stuff being stolen or damaged, like that new laptop you just bought. And having insurance coverage in case they accidentally cause damage to their living space is important too. Often times, your homeowner's...

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Safe & Sound: 3 Smart Rules to Roadside Safety for Women

in insider, safety tips, driving, Virginia, crash, accident, roadside assistance Jul 30, 2019

When I was a college student, I was traveling home on a rural road late at night when noticed I was quickly approaching a very slow-moving car from behind. It seemed to be lost or having mechanical issues. I slowed down, but before I knew what happened, the other car came to a screeching stop and I rear-ended it. I was shaken up but relieved it was only a fender bender. Then the doors opened and two men got out and headed towards my car. The...

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