The homeowner’s to-do list: Here’s where to start

Time to get your property in shape after winter.

Time to get your property in shape after winter.

Now that the seasons have turned, it’s time to assess how your property weathered the winter. This is a good time to make a “to-do” list to prevent property maintenance and liability issues.

Starting from the top:

Roof – Have a roofer check for lifting, curling or missing shingles, or shingles that have suffered granular loss. Remove any debris or built-up moss that can reduce your roof’s life expectancy. Clean gutters of any leaves or debris. Read More

Booming beverage industry has special insurance needs

beer-barrel-with-glassesThe craft beverage industry is booming. Breweries and wineries operate in all 50 states, and the number of distilleries has more than doubled since 2011.

Growth stems primarily from states welcoming breweries, brewpubs, wineries and distilleries – granting new licenses and drafting legislation to ease excise taxes – and from the desire of consumers to buy locally.

Proprietors in the craft beverage industry have special insurance needs. Read More