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Home Security

Being informed and prepared is the best way to prevent damage to your home. So what does the data tell us are the biggest risks?

From leaking valves to house fires, a look at Travelers Insurance claim data reveals the most frequent causes of homeowners’ claims, as well as the costliest. The...

Doors

A beautiful, versatile storm door provides curb appeal year-round, with dependable security against the elements and improved energy efficiency. If it’s time to replace your storm door, consider a customizable, affordable update from Andersen.

Andersen’s 4000 Series Fullview Storm Door...

Leak

Filing a homeowners insurance claim is never a pleasant process. While you may hope you’ll never need to call upon the coverage of your homeowners insurance policy, in the event that you do it is important to properly file your claim. Attention to detail can be a challenge when you’re dealing...

Bathroom Faucets

Winterizing your vacation home is an important step to make sure that it stays cozy and secure as outdoor temperatures dip. Failing to winterize your home can result in problems like water leaks, bursting pipes, structural damage and invading pests or rodents. 

Here's how to winterize your home...

How to Make Homemade Plywood Storm Shutters

Windows are a key area to attend to for hurricane preparedness. Sliding glass patio doors and large picture windows need to be protected from both pressure and debris.  An easy way to do that is by making homemade storm shutters.  Here's how:

  • Step 1: If you're making your own shutters,...
Have a Power Failure Plan to Protect Your Home

Having a power failure plan to protect your home from a blackout has become a necessity today.  According to one study, 75 percent of U.S. homeowners experienced a power outage each year.

So how do you protect yourself from these power failure problems? By setting up backup power systems to...