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Make sure your home is ready for weather related issues using these articles from State Farm®. And if your home is damaged from the weather, State Farm can help with a residential insurance claims.
Ice Dams, Snow on Your Roof, and Attic Condensation

Ice Dams, Snow on Your Roof, and Attic Condensation

Excessive snow on the roof, attic condensation, and ice buildup can cause roof damage, water damage and personal injury.

How to Safely Clear Snow Off Your Roof Using the Right Tools

How to Safely Clear Snow Off Your Roof Using the Right Tools

Too much snow on your roof can cause structural damage. Ice dams can form and also puts excess weight on your roof. Learn when and how to clear it safely.

5 Snow Shoveling Tips

5 Snow Shoveling Tips

Clear the way safely with these snow shoveling tips.

Articles to help protect against outdoor fire damage

Discover more articles to help stay safe during a wildfire.
What to Do In a Tornado

What to Do In a Tornado

You see the alert. Your area is under a tornado watch, or even worse, a tornado warning. Know the differences between them, and what to do during a tornado.

Ways to Stay Safe During a Severe Wind Event

Ways to Stay Safe During a Severe Wind Event

Safety tips to help your severe wind emergency planning.

What to Do After a Tornado

What to Do After a Tornado

The aftermath of a tornado can feel scary and overwhelming. Here is how to address your most urgent needs first, and how to start the tornado recovery process.

Pay Attention to Straight-Line Winds

Pay Attention to Straight-Line Winds

How to stay safe from these winds that can severely damage homes, landscapes, and people.

Tornado safety: How to prepare

Tornado safety: How to prepare

If a tornado spins your way, understanding tornado safety will help keep you and your family as safe as possible. Start preparing now for maximum peace of mind.

Articles to help protect against snow damage

Discover more articles to help protect against snow and ice.

Articles to help protect against lightning and hail

Discover more articles to help stay safe during severe weather.
Lightning Protection for Your Home

Lightning Protection for Your Home

Lightning protection can help you limit your risk of lightning damage.

The Shocking Facts on Lightning, and How to Strike Back

The Shocking Facts on Lightning, and How to Strike Back

Lightning can be destructive, but most damage can also be prevented with these steps.

4 Keys to Staying Safe in a Hailstorm

4 Keys to Staying Safe in a Hailstorm

Hail can cause injury and damage your home and possessions. Here's how to prepare.

Articles to help protect against water damage

Discover more articles to help protect against floods.
Whole House Water Leak Detection Systems

Whole House Water Leak Detection Systems

Learn how to prevent costly water damage and the different water leak detection systems with automatic shutoff valves available on the market today.

How to Protect Against Water Damage

How to Protect Against Water Damage

Take these steps to help minimize your risk.

Flooded Basement? How to Deal with Common Causes

Flooded Basement? How to Deal with Common Causes

Wet basement problems can cost you thousands of dollars. Here are steps to help identify the source of the water and ways to minimize your risk.

Articles to help protect against rain damage

Discover more articles to help stay safe during severe weather.
Prepare Your Home for Spring Storms

Prepare Your Home for Spring Storms

You can't stop April showers, but you can prepare your home and surroundings for thunderstorms, severe winds and more.

Shelter From the Storm

Shelter From the Storm

If you live in an area prone to severe weather, consider the protection of a safe room.

Tips for Surviving Severe Storms

Tips for Surviving Severe Storms

Be prepared for the storm, from minimizing damage to your property to prepping your emergency kit.

Storm Windows Help Protect Against Severe Weather

Storm Windows Help Protect Against Severe Weather

High temperatures, humidity, strong winds and hurricanes can really take a toll on homes. You can protect your home against the extreme elements by adding storm windows.

Safety After Severe Storms

Safety After Severe Storms

Know how to deal after a thunderstorm, tornado or hurricane has passed through.

Protect Yourself After the Storm

Protect Yourself After the Storm

If your area got hit hard by recent storms, scammers may arrive offering repairs to your roof and other property damaged. Learn to spot them.

Articles to help protect against wind damage

Discover more articles to help stay safe during tornadoes and help protect against hurricanes.
Tips for Surviving a Forest Fire

Tips for Surviving a Forest Fire

If you’re trapped in a wildfire, here’s how to keep yourself and your family safe.

Wildfire guide: what to do before a wildfire

Wildfire guide: what to do before a wildfire

Tips to help you assess your risk and identify ways to protect your home and family.

What To Do After a Wildfire

What To Do After a Wildfire

When you’re able to return home after a forest fire, use these tips to help recover and stay safe.

Help Improve Your Wildfire Safety

Help Improve Your Wildfire Safety

What can you do to prepare your home and family for a possible wildfire? Make a wildfire evacuation plan, put together a wildfire evacuation kit and more.

General articles to protect against the weather

Portable Generator Safety Tips

Portable Generator Safety Tips

Stay safe when you need a portable generator to provide temporary power to your home.

Which home repairs to DIY and when to hire a contractor.

Which home repairs to DIY and when to hire a contractor.

Ready to take the plunge on a DIY home project? Looking to save a few dollars in the process? It pays to weigh all of your options before you start the projects.

What to Do After a Hurricane

What to Do After a Hurricane

Helpful tips to prevent further water damage, safely begin cleaning up, and finding a contractor to help repair damage to your property.

How to Design a Safe Room

How to Design a Safe Room

Learn the pros and cons of three types of safe rooms.

3 Do-It-Yourself Home Repairs

3 Do-It-Yourself Home Repairs

When to do it yourself and save money, and when you should hire a professional for home repairs.

Storm Windows Help Protect Against Severe Weather

Storm Windows Help Protect Against Severe Weather

High temperatures, humidity, strong winds and hurricanes can really take a toll on homes. You can protect your home against the extreme elements by adding storm windows.

Impact-Resistant Roofing Material That Stands Up to Nature

Impact-Resistant Roofing Material That Stands Up to Nature

Your roof has to endure a variety of weather conditions. Hail, high winds, snow, ice, and even nearby wildfire can weaken or destroy your roof.

Power Outage Tips

Power Outage Tips

When severe weather looms, make sure your home is prepared for a power failure.

Tips To Help Protect Yourself From A Contractor Scam

Tips To Help Protect Yourself From A Contractor Scam

Shady contractors and home repair scams can cost you. Discover tips to protect yourself from repair scams by learning how to spot home repair fraud.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm®. While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional. Nor is it intended to effect coverage under our policy. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.