Weather

Protecting your Home from Ice and Snow Damage. Are you protected?

Need Homeowner’s Insurance? Click here to get a quote for Homeowner’s Insurance Those of us who live in cold climates get to enjoy the fresh, crystalline beauty of a snowy, icy landscape. Sometimes, a mere glimpse out the window reveals an outdoor winter wonderland of sorts, one where all is white and shimmering, where pine…

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Still Standing: How to Help Your Maryland Home Survive a Storm

How would your home fare in a storm? Consider the following tips for making your home as impervious to the wild whims of Mother Nature as possible: Roof: When installing a roof, use a covering that is specially designed to resist high winds. Seal all the joints of your roof sheathing with rubberized, self-stick asphalt…

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Spring Cleaning for Outdoor Fun

As winter’s lingering shadow lessens, and the sun shines brighter and warmer every day, it’s an ideal time to give your front and back yards a thorough spring cleaning in preparation for a long stretch of satisfying, beautiful, and safe outdoor fun. Here are some suggestions for outdoor spring cleaning: Rake it up! Put the…

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Hooray for Earth Day!

For some Americans, buying organic vegetables, recycling, and biking to work are just a part of a modern healthy lifestyle, one that also happens to benefit the planet we live on. But there was a time when these environmentally sustainable habits were not part of everyday life, and when the protection of the planet was…

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National Lawn and Garden Month

It’s fitting that the month during which we celebrate Earth Day is also National Lawn & Garden Month. Spring in Maryland is finally in full force, and this is the ideal time to nurture and beautify your own small patch of earth – your yard or garden. Here are some earth-friendly ways to turn your…

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Weather Watch

Calculating the costs of natural disasters and extreme weather events is a complex process that takes a myriad of factors into account, including insurance payouts, lost income, property damage, and lives lost. In most cases, the cost of damage caused by these events far exceeds insured losses. Read on to find out some of the…

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Storm Warnings: Did a storm trash your roof or damage your house?

After your home is damaged by wind, hail, or other natural elements, the storm isn’t necessarily over; in fact, it might be just the beginning. Here’s what you need to know about the storm-induced insurance process from diagnosing the damage to filing a claim and making repairs so that weathering your home’s recovery is as…

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Insuring Your Landscaping

For those of us in Maryland with a yard to take care of, by the end of summer, your outdoor living spaces are probably looking pretty sharp. You may have spent a lot of time and money on the outcome, but did you know that your homeowner’s policy may value high quality plants, mature trees,…

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