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Aug. 26, 2020 | Geoff Geddes

How to "hail-proof" your roof before Calgary's next big storm

Calgarians have had more than their share of weather challenges this summer, including several nasty bouts of hail. Thankfully, a little preparation can help your home's roof emerge unscathed the next time golf-ball-sized ice chunks starts falling from the sky.


June 18, 2020 | Tyler Difley

How to navigate home insurance claims and repairs for hail damage

A devastating hailstorm ripped through parts of Calgary on Saturday, shredding siding, breaking windows, pummeling vehicles and flooding streets.

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July 04, 2018 | Donna Balzer

July in the garden

Heat waves are on the way

Do plants really wilt faster during Stampede heat? Or is it just that we are away from home for longer periods, indulging in pancake breakfasts and evening rodeos? If your petunias are panting, follow these tips to keep them alive while you are out enjoying the festivities.
Toole Peet Insurance president Larry Toole suggests mitigating flooding in the home by installing catastrophe-rated windows and pumping systems in the basement. Photo by Adrian Shellard/For CREB®Now.

July 13, 2015 | CREBNow

Come hail or high water

When it comes to natural disasters, know the risks to your home – and how to mitigate their impacts

In the insurance industry, it's commonly referred to as CAT season, short for catastrophic — that all-too familiar time of the year when hail, rain, fire and brimstone wreaks havoc on our homes.

While the June 2013 floods provided perhaps the most extreme example, every year has been littered with examples — hail that leveled half of Airdrie in 2015, forest fires in northern Alberta in 2011 and so on.

And every year, insurance companies are in the news as homeowners lament that the most recent damage won't be covered by their current policies.

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Sept. 05, 2014 | CREBNow

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