2 Simple Tips To Prepare Your Trees For Winter

in insider, hurricane, wind damage, homeowner tips, Virginia, winter, hurricane season, severe weather, trees, home maintenance, fall, home insurance, weather, home Nov 1, 2019

Do you treasure big trees? Their sublime fall colors tell us another summer is gone and winter is coming. And they have such a nostalgic draw when looking at houses or driving down a tree-lined street. Trees give us beauty, shade and wildlife. Just a look at this stunning view from Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park.

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What Trees Are Good to Plant Around Your House?

in insider, homeowner tips, homeowners insurance, Virginia, severe weather, spring, trees Sep 22, 2019

Fall is the perfect time of year in Virginia to plant trees around your home. They can create 4 seasons of amazing curb appeal with their foliage and blooms. But in our many years of home insurance claims, we've seen our share of costly property damage from trees. Planning well when it comes to choosing what kind of tree, where to plant it, and the right maintenance, is essential to protecting your home. Take a look at the experience the...

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My Car Flooded! What Should I Do?

in insider, driving, flooding, Virginia, severe weather, hail, coverage, claim, car insurance, rain, trees, roadside assistance, comprehensive coverage, weather Jul 9, 2019

On July 8, flash flooding ravaged Northern Virginia, D.C. and Maryland. This historic deluge unloaded up to 4 inches of rain in some areas in 1 hour causing historic flooding to major roads during the morning rush hour. Unfortunately, some folks dangerously drove their cars through quickly flooding roadways. Never do this: turn around, don't drown!

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Do you have severe weather damage? Here's what to do next and what's covered

in insider, hurricane, wind damage, homeowner tips, safety tips, report a claim, homeowners insurance, auto insurance, flooding, Virginia, tornado, hurricane season, severe weather, hail, coverage, claim, car insurance, diy, trees, home insurance, weather, home Mar 13, 2019

Safety First If you think you have damage from recent weather events, there are important steps you should take right away. Your safety and your family's safety is most important to us. Always take these safety tips into consideration before proceeding with property damage after severe weather.

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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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