Home insurance Updated:
Winter is well and truly here, and it's only going to get colder in the months to come. In fact, meteorologists are predicting the coldest winter on record, with some expecting temperatures to be as low as -20°C, but will your home cope with it?
Data from SunLife shows that there are already more home insurance claims in the winter than at any other time of year, but given the weather we could be facing in the coming weeks and months, there's a chance that the claims tally could rise further still. That's why it's so important to be prepared: SunLife is urging homeowners to ensure that their property is ready for it, and they've compiled several tips to help:
"Weather forecasters have said that we could be in for one of the worst winters in 100 years, and bitterly cold temperatures, wind, rain and snow can do serious damage," said Simon Stanney, director of insurance at SunLife. "Prevention is always better than cure, and although there is nothing we can do about the winter weather, there are steps we can take to make sure our homes are more resistant to it [and can cope with] whatever the weather has to throw at it."
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