Wow! That was cold. Here on the east coast, the bomb cyclone winter storm has passed and insurance claims are flooding into our offices. Most are claims for frozen pipes (we are receiving TONS of these), water damage, and vehicle collisions. However, there are several for collapsed roofs, damage to heating systems, and limbs breaking and falling on vehicles. Warmer weather is here, but this will not be the last cold snap of winter. Let’s get ready for the next one.
Below are links to several articles written to help prevent damage to buildings caused by winter weather. These resources are produced in partnership with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safetyopens in a new window (IBHS), and can help you identify and mitigate winter weather damage. Frozen pipes aren’t the only risk!
Reduce Damage to Homes from Alternative Heating Sources (such as wood stoves or space heaters)