Thursday, 18 February 2016 11:22
Ol’ Man Winter can take his toll on your home and business unless you take steps to protect your buildings from snow and ice damage.
Heavy snow accumulation can do damage even as it melts. Here are a few things to consider:
Well before damage occurs, be sure that your home is protected adequately with home owners insurance. Why not call your insurance agent for a policy review if you have any question.
Here at the Daniel C. Howley Insurance Agency in Rockville, MD, we are ready to help you review your home owners insurance policy at your convenience.
Thursday, 18 May 2017 04:04
In addition to being a threat to your personal safety, lightning is responsible for devastating structure fires, deaths and hundreds of millions in damage expenses, as well. Do you know what time of day and month of the year most lightning occurs? It is worthwhile to know as much about this threat as you can so you are able to protect yourself and your family as well as your property.
ErieSense.com says: “From 2007 to 2011, local U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 22,600 fires per year that were started by lightning. These fires caused an average of nine civilian deaths and $451 million in direct property damage per year. Home fires accounted for 19 percent of the lightning fires.”
Read the entire article with video and infographic to find out what you need to know about lightning and lightning protection systems to minimize the chance of property damage from lightning strikes.
Homeowners Insurance Tip
Home fires accounted for 19% of all lightning fires between 2007 and 2011. Related property damage, personal injury and death were also reported. Is your home insured for such damage? Because we never know when lightning will strike, it is wise to consider speaking with your insurance agent to find out if your Homeowners Insurance coverage is sufficient to protect your investment and cover your liability.
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 18:00
Ol’ Man Winter has not been kind to us. Even though we welcome the end to ice and snow and the polar vortex they rode in on, we now must deal with the dreaded potholes they have left in their wake. Now, that same ice and snow has left us dodging potholes as we drive on our roads.
Potholes are more than just a nuisance. If your vehicle hits a pothole, you could be left with major damage and large repair bills. So would that repair bill be covered by your insurance? The answer is a strong “Maybe”. If your auto insurance policy includes the optional Collision coverage, then the damage to your vehicle sustained by hitting the pothole would typically be covered up to the limits of your policy and after the Collision deductible has been met.
But sometimes the damage is not limited to just your own vehicle. Potholes might cause you to lose control, and you might hit another car or perhaps even a pedestrian. Damages to the other car or the pedestrian are not covered by your Collision coverage but by your Liability coverage.
Before you set out on pothole-damaged roads, check with your insurance agent to be sure that your auto insurance policy includes the Collision coverage to protect you as well as to check on your Liability coverage limits in the event you need them.
Here at the Daniel C. Howley Insurance Agency, we can answer all your insurance questions. Why not sit down with us to review your coverages and policy limits to be sure you are protected just in case you need it.