Peril Know-How: Winter Storms

Each year, the snow, ice, freezing, and flooding that comes with winter weather causes billions of dollars in insured losses along with a whole host of headaches (double ouch). According to the Insurance Information Institute, winter weather caused a record $15.1 billion in insured losses in the first few months of 2021. And, in much of the country, freezing temperatures and ice storms can last well into what we may have typically called “spring.” AccuWeather reports parts of the country are likely to experience extended winter weather this year. With all of this in mind, it’s important to not only prepare your property to weather the winter before the season but to monitor and maintain your home to handle all the season has to throw at it. Before the Season Starts Heading into winter storm season, it’s essential to get your home in order to help avoid – or even mitigate [...]