Tips for preparing for and recovering from winter weather

Helping you and your family prepare and recover from winter storms.

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DIY Tips for Winterizing Your Home

Winterizing your home to protect against snow and below-freezing temps can help your home withstand the ups, downs and erratic moods of Mother Nature.

Can You Drive Safely in Every Type of Severe Weather?

It's helpful to know how to drive competently in every kind of bad weather.

What is Hypothermia? Signs and Causes

Hypothermia is caused by prolonged exposure to the cold either on land or in the water. Learn more about this life-threatening condition

All winter storm articles for your car

Keep Your Car Clear of Snow and Ice

Learn some tips on how to get snow and ice off your windshield to help increase your road visibility while driving during the winter months.

Important Winter Car Care Tips

Keep your car running smoothly in the winter months, and avoid long-term damage with these car care tips.

What Are the Best Tires for Winter Driving?

For your safety, know the best tires you need for winter driving, and how best to maintain them for the most effective tire safety.

What is black ice? Watch for this winter road hazard

Many drivers are unaware of this slippery winter road culprit. Here's how to prepare.

Basic Winter Driving Tips

Learn how to navigate snow, heavy fog, ice and more.

All winter storm articles for your home

Winter Sidewalk Safety for Home/Business Owners

Winter sidewalk safety is a chore but keeping your sidewalk clear of ice and snow during the winter might help prevent accidents and trouble.

How to Stop Drafts Around Doors & Windows

Before cold weather comes along, take time to insulate your home or apartment to help lower your heating bill.

Are Electric Blankets Safe?

>Before you plug in your cozy electric blanket, heated blanket or even a pet heating pad consider these safety tips.

Space Heater and Wood Stove Safety

Space heaters and wood stoves are great for warming up chilly rooms. Follow these tips for buying, and then safely using, these type of heaters.

Causes and Prevention for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is poisonous to humans and animals. Learn the warning signs to prevent CO poisoning.

Ideas on How To Prevent Pipes From Freezing

Frozen pipes can cause significant water damage in your home. State Farm discusses ways of preventing frozen pipes, and how to deal with burst pipes.

Furnace Maintenance Must-Knows

Keep your home furnace in great shape by following these furnace maintenance basics.

Furnace Tips for Extreme Cold

During unusually cold days your furnace can work harder than usual. Read more about furnace tips in extreme cold 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.

Safely Clear Snow Off Roof Using the Right Tools

Snow on your roof can cause ice dams that result in structural damage. Learn when and how to clear it safely.

Tips for the family

Winter Recreation: Ice Safety

If you plan to go out on the ice for winter activities, keep these ice safety considerations in mind.

How to Stay Warm and Safe During Cold Weather Activities

The coldest months are around the corner. Learn tips to reduce the risks related to winter's chill.

Light Solutions & More to Help the Winter Blues

Want to battle the winter blues? Here's how to beat seasonal depression with light solutions and other positive habits.

Prepare Your Babysitter for Emergencies

Prepare and arm your babysitter for success and emergency situations by leaving important information about your house, your family and your child.

Designing a Safe Room

Constructing a storm shelter space within your home can help protect you from natural disasters and weather emergencies.

Teaching Your Kids Emergency Preparedness

Help kids understand what to do in the event of a weather emergency, and get our emergency preparedness tips for you and your family.

Insurance tips

Home Inventory How to Create One

A home inventory is a way to help make home or renters insurance coverage decisions & expedite the insurance claims process after theft, damage or loss.

Flooded Basement 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.

How To Be Prepared for Home Insurance Reviews

Make sure you regularly review your home insurance coverage to be properly covered. Here are some tips to have a good insurance review.

Replacement Cost vs. Market Value

Learn the difference between the replacement cost and market value coverage types.

What if Insurance Is Not Enough to Cover Damages?

You may want to consider a personal article insurance or personal liability insurance policy to help protect your possessions, home and future earnings.

Personal property and casualty insurance

What is Personal Property and Casualty Insurance? Learn more information on automobile, homeowners, watercraft, condo, renters and more.

Tips for recovering from a winter storm

Safely Clear Snow Off Roof Using the Right Tools

Snow on your roof can cause ice dams that result in structural damage. Learn when and how to clear it safely.

Pros and Cons of Metal Roofs for Your Home

Whether you're buying a home with one or thinking of installing, here's what to know.

Help Protect Yourself From Contractor Scams

If your area got hit hard with a catastrophe or weather event, shady contractors may arrive offering repairs. Learn tips that might help you spot them.

Portable Generator Safety

Check out these portable generator safety tips for when you need to provide temporary power to your home or wherever you need it.

DIY Home Renovations. The Pros & Cons of Doing It Yourself

Before jumping into a home or apartment project, weigh the pros and cons of a DIY approach vs. hiring a professional contractor.

Impact-Resistant Roofing Material That Stands Up to Nature

Weather conditions can weaken or destroy your roof system. Impact-resistant shingles can help.

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.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm® (including State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates). While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. State Farm is not responsible for, and does not endorse or approve, either implicitly or explicitly, the content of any third party sites that might be hyperlinked from this page. The information is not intended to replace manuals, instructions or information provided by a manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional, or to affect coverage under any applicable insurance policy. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.