Winter weather can cause a number of problems ranging from water leaks to burst pipes and roof collapses. All homes and businesses potentially can be at risk from damage during prolonged periods of freezing temperatures or in the case of heavy snow accumulations. Falling temperatures also mean increased fire dangers linked to the use of heating devices. Rising fuel costs and environmental concerns have resulted in a rise in the use of alternative heating devices, which can pose increased property risks if not properly installed and maintained.
If you are at home and without power, IBHS offers guidance for using alternative heating devices.
How to safely keep the heat and lights on during a power outage.
The new Know Your Plan app gives you the mobile power and organization to help keep your family and your home safer during a disaster.
Learn if you’re at risk of costly ice dams when icicles appear.
Find out how heavy snow and ice strains your roof and puts you at risk of significant property damage.
IBHS offers a checklist of winter weather maintenance/repair recommendations for businesses.
Learn how you can prepare your property for severe winter weather.
How pipes freeze and burst, and what to do to prevent damage.
Last-minute winter weather guidance for protecting homes and businesses.