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Expert interview: Winter driving tips from Road America

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 17, 2015 9:03:00 AM

Winter driving can present us with a number of unique hazards. Some of those hazards include:

  • Poor visibility;
  • Blowing and drifting snow;
  • Black ice; and
  • Phantom shoulder.

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Six tips to keep you safe during the next big winter storm

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 3, 2015 9:39:00 AM

Every year when spring rolls around, we find ourselves practicing tornado drills or we talk to our families about fire safety. The goal in both cases is to be prepared and to keep our families safe in case of a real event. In the past, I’ve written blogs about both topics; however, do you ever think about being prepared for a winter storm?

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Tips to overcome the challenges of winter driving

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 13, 2015 9:00:00 AM

If you live in a climate that gets snow, winter driving is a part of life. Unfortunately, it still provides challenges for many people. So far this winter season, snowfall has been light in Southeastern Wisconsin; however, when I watch the local news, I’m always surprised at the number of accidents on the freeway system.

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Protect your family from identity theft after a tornado

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 17, 2014 8:22:00 AM

At this time of year, it’s common to see news reports with video footage of tornadoes touching down, destroying communities, and wreaking havoc with people’s lives. Unfortunately, each year tornadoes cause roughly $400 million in damages.

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Make sure you’re protected from the spring thaw

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 22, 2014 2:04:00 PM

On the news recently, you may have seen rivers overflowing their banks or cars stuck in the
middle of a flooded road. This is a sure sign spring is here and warmer temperatures are on the way.

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Your roof and your insurance rates

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 8, 2014 9:17:00 AM

Many of us have heard the expression, “Having a roof over our heads” in reference to having a home. Having a good strong roof makes sense on many levels. Bonnie Pesch, a veteran personal lines underwriter with West Bend, will discuss how your roof ages and the role insurance plays if your roof is damaged.

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Watch out for that pothole! 5 tips to avoid them

Posted by Scott Stueber on Mar 4, 2014 8:58:00 AM

Extreme weather conditions throughout the Midwest and Northeast this winter have had potholes rearing their ugly heads. As you travel to work or to the grocery store, you know exactly where they are and you drive around them if you can. But there’s always one lying in wait for the happily unsuspecting driver, and that’s when it can get expensive and even dangerous.

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Six tips for getting through the rest of winter

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 25, 2014 12:20:00 PM

After nearly three solid months of brutal winter weather, most of us are ready to scream,“Uncle!” Consistently cold temperatures and a lot of snow have caused accidents, ice dams, and backaches from shoveling.

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Did your pipes freeze?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 14, 2014 8:05:00 AM

Last week, much of the country experienced extremely cold temperatures. These cold temperatures were not only uncomfortable, they were very dangerous. They wreaked havoc on our cars, homes, and our poor pets when they needed to go outside.

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Ice Dams – Causes and Prevention

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 7, 2014 10:37:00 AM

During this time of year homes in the Midwest are exposed to cold temperatures and large amounts of snow. These weather extremes can cause damage to our homes. Unfortunately, many homeowners learn too late.

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