Pa., March 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter can
be rough on a home. Once the snow, ice, wind or cold temperatures
stop fluctuating, it's a good time to check how your home withstood
When spring arrives, here are seven projects from Erie
Insurance to help your home recover from winter.
- Have your roof inspected. This is especially
important if you notice any leaks, loose shingles or metal. The
freezing and thawing that was so common this past winter can create
big splits out of small cracks. It's a good idea to check with
your independent insurance agent to make sure you have the right
coverage for your roof.
- Fix any ceiling stains. Your ceiling may
have a yellow or brown stain if your roof has a leak. If so, first
fix the leak before sealing the stain with a sealer/primer then
apply a coat or two of paint. Moisture problems can lead to mold or
mildew build-up, so fix them quickly before you have a bigger
problem on your hands.
- Inspect windows and doors. Things to look
for on doors include bent or broken hinges, frames or edges.
Depending on the extent of the damage, you can either repair or
replace the door. Also, check screens for holes before you swap out
your storm panels. Check out these helpful tips to keep the cold
air out of your home.
- Consider resealing your driveway. A lot of
water seeps into driveways during the winter, which can create
cracks when it freezes then thaws. If you notice a lot of cracks,
consider having it resealed to prevent further cracking.
- Seal your deck every few years. If your deck is looking
worn-down, have it pressure washed and resealed. Changes in
weather can significantly impact its durability.
- Clean gutters and downspouts. Leaves can weigh
things down while ice dams can bend and break gutters. Grab a pair
of gloves, a sturdy ladder and a trowel to clear any leaves and
debris out. Call a professional if you're not comfortable doing
this on your own. Want more tips? Check out this post on how
to clean your gutters.
- Inspect outside faucets and hoses. Turn them on to
ensure water is still running as it should; if you can stop the
flow with your thumb, the water pressure may be too low and a pipe
inside your home may need to be fixed.
At ERIE, we get the emotional
and financial importance of your biggest investment – which is why
our homeowners insurance goes the distance. Learn more about
what makes our homeowners coverage different, or find a local
ERIE agent to request a
About Erie Insurance
According to A.M. Best
Company, Erie Insurance Group, based in Erie, Pennsylvania, is the 11th largest
homeowners insurer, 13th largest automobile insurer and 13th
largest commercial lines insurer in the
United States based on direct premiums written. Founded in
1925, Erie Insurance is a Fortune 500 company and the 19th largest
property/casualty insurer in the United
States based on total lines net premium written. Rated A+
(Superior) by A.M. Best, ERIE has
more than 6 million policies in force and operates in 12 states and
the District of Columbia. News
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