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4 Ways to Delay Replacing Your Roof Another Year

Replacing your roof can be a costly project, so the desire to put it off for another year would be perfectly understandable.  Thankfully, depending on the condition of your roof, it might be possible to put it off even if you have existing roof damage.  Keep in mind that these tips are intended only to be SHORT-TERM fixes, and are not suitable for major structural issues with your roof. If you have a serious roof issues, it’s

Ice Dams

        What is an Ice Dam? Ice dams usually occur after a heavy snowfall and several days of freezing temperatures. Warm air inside your home leaks into the attic and will warm the underside of the roof causing snow and ice on the roof to melt. The melted water will drain along the roof, under the snow, until it reaches the cold overhang. The overhang tends to be at the same temperature as the outdoors and the

Valuable Articles Coverage

Gold & Diamonds & Furs, Oh My! What if you lost something really valuable? What if something expensive, something unique and something your Homeowners insurance didn’t fully cover was stolen or damaged? Do you fully understand what your Homeowners Insurance really covers? Your home is full of things you love & they should be protected because your peace of mind is worth it. There are several insurance policies you can purchase to protect your valuables. First thing’s first. Many believe

Holiday Safety Tips

The Holiday Season is here, and with it, comes great expectations.  Expressions of love and support for family and friends will take over our thoughts and actions.  So, to make certain that we enjoy the holidays as we expect to, without incident, let’s all remember some basics about staying safe.   Decoration Safety Candles are a part of many holiday traditions, whether it is Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Christmas. Keep all matches, lighters, and candles out of the reach of children. Make sure to keep the

Holiday Tree Safety

Christmas is right around the corner and now is the time everyone starts decorating their house and picking out a Christmas tree and getting into the holiday spirit. Christmas trees are such a tradition that brings families together, brings out the child in everyone, creates memories and also gives you pride in your home. Below are some guidelines on tree safety to help keep you and your family safe this Christmas. Picking the Tree: Find a healthy tree, preferably a tree

Winter & Holiday: Home Fire Safety

I know we’re all snuggled up on the couch after we get home from a long day of work or going to school. We start cooking homemade meals that will keep us warm such as a pot of chili or soup or drinking hot cocoa by the fire or heater. We have candles lit around the house with the smell of pinecones, Christmas trees, sugar cookies and berries. Usually, around this time of year, we get stuck inside for most

Are You Prepared for Power Outages?

No Power? No Problem! Power outages can occur at any moment in time and when they do they’re almost always unexpected. When it comes to surviving a power outage, there are a few things to keep in mind that go beyond candle safety and digging out board games. By taking a few measures beforehand, you’ll be more comfortable and less panicked when the time does come and the power does goes out.       Power outages can occur at any moment in time and when

Preventing Frozen Pipes

Wicked winter weather can cause plumbing pipes to freeze and possibly burst, causing flooding and costly water damage to your home. The reason for pipes freezing is that water has a unique property in which it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the “strength” of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break. Pipes that freeze most frequently are those that are exposed to severe cold

Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Later

  Ten years ago on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Golf Coast of the United States. Her damage was devastating. With winds sustained at about 100-140 miles an hour, Hurricane Katrina was categorized as a Category 3 hurricane when it struck land. Because of this, Hurricane Katrina was the largest and 3rd strongest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in the US. Hundreds of thousands of people in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama had been removed from their homes.

Grill Safety Tips

Is Your Grill Too Hot to Handle? “In 2007-2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 8,800 home fires involving grills, hibachis, or barbecues per year, including an average of 3,800 structure fires and 5,000 outside fires. These 8,800 fires caused annual average of 10 civilian deaths, 140 reported civilian injuries, and $96 million in direct property damage.”   Safety is one of our main concerns here at A.R. Davis. Grill safety is no exception to that. Listed below are some helpful