Insuring a Winter Wonderland
Icy and snowy roads make driving more difficult. When it comes to vehicles having 4 wheel drive moving is easy but stopping is often a problem. If you are a new driver, take your car to an empty parking lot and practice sliding around after a snowstorm. This will give you some experience so when you are out on an icy road; you will have this experience to fall back on when you need it. If you would like to know more information on safe driving, check out our Winter Driving Tips blog.
Preparation is the key to surviving a snowstorm. Check the weather frequently so you can avoid being out on the road during one. If you do get stuck on the road during a snow storm, stay in your car till it stops snowing. It is best to have a small snow shovel, cell phone, snacks, hard candy, and water in your vehicle. For a complete list of items to keep in your vehicle visit our previous blog on this topic.
Snow can cause a lot of damage especially when an ice dam develops on your roof. We can see them when we experience freezing temperatures. They usually form by having a warm spot on your roof causing the snow to melt and then refreeze. This process opens up small cracks in your roof or siding creating problems. It is important to know how to prevent this from occurring. If you would like to know more about protecting your roof from ice dams read our ice dam blog
It is important to know the type of home owner’s insurance that you have purchased. Just by knowing this information you can save yourself a headache and possibly a lot of money. Cold weather can cause your pipes to freeze. Is it covered under your home owner’s insurance policy? Don’t know the answer; call your local insurance agent to get answers to your insurance questions. If you don’t have an insurance agent, consider dropping by one of our Colorado offices and we will take care of your insurance needs.
Colorado Winter Fun
Winter is just starting kick in and that leaves a lot of fun activities for all of us that live in Colorado. Whether it is sledding at the local neighborhood hill, or back country skiing this winter will be fun. Comment below and let us know what your Colorado winter plans are.
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