The top two cottage and RV insurance claims are due to damage caused by water and wind during winter and early spring. What can you do about it? We have 6 tips to help you safely close your cottage or trailer.
With Spring around the corner, now is the ideal time to think about overland water coverage. Changing local weather patterns has greatly increased the probability of home water damage; Canada has 20 times the storms and floods just 20 years ago. Let us help protect what matters most to you.
Did you know?
Water and wind damage caused by severe weather account for half of all property insurance claims.
With unusually warm temperatures, it's important to consider preventative measures for water damage. Making sure you’ve done all you can to protect your home can save you money and help prevent potential damage to your home in the future.
Here are some tips:
OUTSIDE YOUR HOME
Clean out and repair eaves troughs and downspouts
Ensure downspouts extend from your home by at least six feet or set up a rain barrel to catch water runoff
Repair driveways, walkways, patio deterioration and seal cracks
Paint or stain exterior trim, fences and decks as needed
Repair damage on the outside of your home, including cracks or storm damage
Find and seal any foundation, crawlspace, or basement crack, seepage or leaks
Wash and repair holes in window and door screens
Ensure the soil around your home slopes away from the foundation
INSIDE YOUR HOME