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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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6 tips for driving this winter season

Posted by Scott Stueber on Dec 17, 2013 8:18:00 AM

On Sunday, December 8, Southeastern Wisconsin received its first significant snowfall of the season. Unfortunately, it wreaked havoc on our freeway systems. Multiple-car pileups made the national news.

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Fall Tornadoes: Is this normal?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Dec 3, 2013 1:15:00 PM

During the last few years tornadoes have occurred in the Midwest in November and even some in January. The most recent tornado in Illinois is just another example of how Mother Nature can negatively impact our lives. Our thoughts are with those who were impacted by the November 17 tornados.

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Safety tips to beat the heat

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 16, 2013 9:38:00 AM

This week much of the country will experience hot temperatures with high humidity. These extreme temperatures can be very dangerous for young children, the elderly, people who work outdoors, and your pets. Extended exposure to extreme heat can cause illness or even death.

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Tornado safety tips before, during, and after the storm

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 4, 2013 9:00:00 AM

While the greatest number of tornadoes occurs in April, May, and June, tornadoes can occur at any time of the year, day or night. Fortunately everybody has the chance to survive a tornado. The keys to survival are preparedness and action. If you and your family are prepared ahead of time, you’ll be able to take the necessary action steps to survive a tornado and its aftermath. Here are some tips and resources to help prepare you and your family for a tornado and keep you all safe.

While we rely heavily on technology and weather alerts today, there are some signs that Mother Nature provides before a tornado. They are:

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Technology to protect you & your family from severe weather

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 28, 2013 10:24:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Oklahoma who experienced the devastation of last week’s tornado. As a father of two daughters, it has been gut-wrenching to see the children displaced from their homes, families, and schools. I can’t imagine what those people are going through.

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