Is Your Attic Trying to Tell You Something?

in insider, homeowner tips, Virginia, hurricane season, diy, home maintenance, fall, home insurance Sep 16, 2019

“Mom! I hear something in the attic!” My daughter’s blood-curdling cry forced me to explore one area of my home that I’d rather avoid: our unfinished attic. The picture below captures my experience best. Let me tell you, it was not pleasant. As it turns out the drama was caused by a bird that had chosen our attic as her nesting location. By the time we had relocated the feathered family, I was itchy, sweaty, and worst of all, had put my foot...

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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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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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SAFE & SOUND: 4 Simple Ways To Protect Home While You're On Vacation

in insider, homeowner tips, report a claim, Virginia, home maintenance, home insurance, travel, summer, vacation, burglary Jul 5, 2019

Summer is here and that means schools are out and vacations are in! Whether you travel to Virginia’s gorgeous beaches, camp along the Blue Ridge, or head out of state, the last thing you want is to worry about something happening to your home while you’re away.

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SAFE & SOUND: 4 Signs You Should Stop Using Your Deck Today

in homeowner tips, safety tips, homeowners insurance, Virginia, coverage, claim, diy, home maintenance, home insurance Jun 10, 2019

Summer in Virginia is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors at home. Whether it’s a graduation party, 4th of July cookout, or good old-fashioned family reunion, decks are a popular gathering place for good food and great memories. But happy occasions can turn disastrous when a larger than normal crowd puts more than the usual stress on a failing deck.

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