Category: Homeowners Insurance

Insure Your College Student before School Starts

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Renters InsuranceWith the summer holiday drawing to a close, back to school is right around the corner. For many, that means heading off to college for another semester. Though you may not think about it, college students are armed with an expensive arsenal of possessions. Make sure your student’s belongings are protected by covering them with renters insurance.

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What Can You Do to Protect Your Home Against Summer Storms?

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Summer Storm Protection‘Tis the season…for summer thunderstorms. And not just for regular thunderstorms, but also for those that revolve around the eyes of hurricanes and tropical storms, supercharged by the warm waters of the Gulf and the Atlantic and stretching out to cover huge swaths of sky. Even if your home is hundreds of miles inland, it can still be damaged by these tropical systems, which can hurl copious amounts of rain, hail, lightning and wind around even after they cross over the coastline.
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Don’t Let Your Pool Put You in the Financial Deep End

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Homeowner's Insurance for poolsPools are the perfect addition to any home for summer fun, but have the potential to put you in the financial deep end. Since pools increase your chances of being sued or responsible for someone else’s medical expenses, adding a pool to your backyard automatically increases your liability in the eyes of your insurance provider. Because of this fact, it is important to revisit your homeowner’s insurance policy to see if additional coverage is needed.
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Don’t Let Flooding Leave You Underwater

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Home floodingIt’s just one of homeowners’ worst nightmares: flooding. Over the last week, we’ve all viewed the damage resulting from heavy rainfall in Pensacola. In past posts, we’ve addressed flood maps and ways to protect your home from flood water damage. Now, it’s time to go over how to file a claim.
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The Dogwoods are Blooming: Be Sure to Check for Termites

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Termite DamageDid you know that termites swarm when dogwoods bloom? Well, it’s that time of year again. The dogwoods are turning lovely shades of pink and white, which only means it’s time to check for termites. These critters cause more damage to homes each year than fires, floods and windstorms combined. Yet, termite damage is not covered by homeowners insurance in Atlanta. The good news is, though, the damage can be prevented.
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