How Can I Tell If My Roof Has Hail or Wind Damage?

in insider, wind damage, homeowner tips, homeowners insurance, Virginia, severe weather, hail, spring, claim Mar 1, 2019

Virginia can probably safely say winter is finally behind us! But that's doesn't mean we won't still see some ice. Tornado and severe weather season is here and that means hail storms are likely. Hail and straight line  winds are equal opportunity destroyers, nearly impossible to prevent, and usually the damage is clear. But it's important to know when they cause hidden damage to your home.   

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6 Signs Your Tree Might Be About To Fall

in insider, hurricane, homeowner tips, homeowners insurance, Virginia, tornado, hurricane season, severe weather, claim, trees Mar 1, 2019

Hurricane force winds and flooding rains can turn trees into crushing giants to our homes and property.  The twisting winds of even an EF1 tornado can easily transform our lovely oaks and maples into destructive monsters, as we witnessed during two severe weather events last spring in the Commonwealth.

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What If My Neighbor's Tree Falls On My Property?

in wind damage, homeowner tips, report a claim, homeowners insurance, auto insurance, Virginia, tornado, severe weather, coverage, car insurance, trees Feb 27, 2019

We often get this question. When a tree falls and causes damage to someone's property, most people automatically think the person's home insurance that owns the tree pays. But that's not usually the case.

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Do You Have Severe Weather Claim Questions?

in hurricane, wind damage, homeowner tips, safety tips, driving, report a claim, homeowners insurance, flood insurance, flooding, Virginia, tornado, hurricane season, severe weather, coverage, claim, car insurance Feb 25, 2019

If you have been affected by the recent severe weather, your safety is the most important thing to us. Put the first aid of your family and neighbors first, property second. Be very careful around any storm damage, downed power lines and contact emergency officials and your utility company right away if needed.

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What To Do If You Think You Have a Frozen Pipe

in homeowner tips, homeowners insurance, flooding, winter Jan 2, 2019

Do you remember Virginia's extended arctic freeze last winter? Those frigid January temperatures resulted in over 500 NNINS home water damage claims from frozen and burst pipes. Here's what you can do to try to save your pipe from bursting. First, locate your water main. You'll need to know how to turn off your home's water in case of a rupture. Next follow these steps:

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