LOSS PREVENTION TIPS
Insurance and loss prevention go hand in hand. We are owned by our policyholders and our primary goal is to help our policyholders.
Loss prevention is an important part of that help.
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Precipitation in the form of snow causes two problems to properties:
- It can be very heavy and result in the collapse of a building roof. There are ways that this problem can be addressed and prevented:
- Check the structure of your buildings to determine if the roofs, walls and foundations are solid, well-maintained and able to support the amount of snow that can fall.
- Make sure that there is not a large buildup of snow on the roof. Contractors can be hired, if necessary, to perform roof snow clearing work.
- When snow melts and re-freezes on your roof, it blocks the flow of water into the eavestrough with the result that the water gets under the shingles and leaks into your house. Make sure that the roof area at the eavestrough is kept free from a buildup of ice and snow.