Storm Watch Season

With unpredictable weather and what seems to be an ongoing hail season for some folks in states like Texas and New Mexico, we want to make sure you know the signs of roof damage before calling your insurance to file a claim.

Water, snow and hail can all cause major damage to a roof but there are some indicators that are sure tell signs you may need to have your roof repaired or replaced. Those indicators are:

  • Attic leaks- check your attic or roof crawl space for puddling or deteriorating wood
  • Blistering paint- poor ventilation and humidity can cause wood to blister and crack
  • Wall stains- Leaks from outside can be trapped in the walls and create yellow mildew stains
  • Decay-  If you notice the sheathing of your roof starting to dip or sag it may be from water
  • Visible damage- Missing or curled shingles as well as dark streaks are indicators of roof damage

It is always recommended to have a licensed roofer do an annual inspection as well or if you think you may have some roof damage.

National Insurance Career Month

February is Insurance Career Month which was created and is celebrated by industry leaders who come together each year to help inspire young people in choosing a career in this field.

The idea is to reach out to new agents/brokers and offer them mentorship as they begin their career in a promising occupation which is predicted to grow each and every year.

Backed by accredited companies like AM Best and Lloyd’s, Insurance Career Month is hosted by in their commitment to motivate all people about the rewarding and limitless opportunity working in the insurance industry offers.

So to all new and existing agents/brokers and everyone beginning careers in the insurance industry, here’s to a successful and prosperous year from all of us at Western Mutual.