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Getting Your Home Ready for Spring

Winter is over and it is now time to prepare your home for what spring has in store for it- along with homeowners insurance, of course.

The earth’s northern axis now points towards the sun and that signals a change in seasons. This means that the snow has melted and the rain storms are here. This change in weather can have adverse effects on the exterior and interior of your home. In order to combat spring, you need to prepare your home before it is too late. Here are a few tips on how you can prepare and get your home ready for spring.

Clear Gutters

Gutters collect rainwater and direct it away from your home and its foundation. But when leaves and other debris collect in the funnels, they can act like a dam and effectively stop all water flow. This forces water to spill over and seep into the ground on which your home lies. Make sure that you clean the gutters and spouts to ensure that water can properly flow away from your home.

Roof Shingles

Your roof keeps you warm and dry during storms of all kinds. But all that damage can take a toll on your roof. You should check your roof after every storm and definitely once a year in order to keep your roof in working order. You need to check your roof for cracked, curled, and missing shingles. You should also know that roofs typically have a lifespan of 20-25 years. So if your roof is approaching the end of its life, consider replacing your roof.

Another extra tip is taking this time to reach out to your Colonial agent to let them know about any updates that need to be made to your insurance, like new vehicles or additions to the family, and to go over your policies to make sure your coverage amounts are still what they should be.

Original article by Jerry R. Carnahan. Read more at CarnahanInsurance.com.

All insurance products are subject to terms, conditions and exclusions not described here; we can answer any questions you may have.

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