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By Staebler Insurance on Sep 20, 2018

When considering home security, windows are an obvious weak point. While it is true that these large panes of breakable glass can quickly become a liability when your home is cased by a thief, you don’t have to take it lying down! We’re going to go over the most common windows targeted by burglars and what you can do to make them less appealing options. Basement Windows Basement windows are a tempting entry point for a thief. They’re easy to reach, provide access to a room...

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By Staebler Insurance on Sep 11, 2018

There is something to be said for a classic, older home. Whether you are looking for stately elegance, or just love the old neighbourhood it’s in, you might decide that an older home is right for your family. But, before you commit, there are a few things you should know. If you're looking at a home that has been around for 30 years or more, check for these common issues that could impact your insurance premiums. The Top When looking at an old home, be sure to give the roof...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jun 19, 2018

We get it, insurance might be exciting to us, but the average person would rather spend their free time thinking about other things. For most people, the only time they think about their car insurance is when they have to, unfortunately, make a claim or when it comes time to renew. That's understandable, but you should know that you might be missing out. When it comes to insurance, it pays to stay on top of things. Your premiums are based on a complex combination of factors and...

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By Staebler Insurance on May 14, 2018

It's that time of the year when many of us hear the call of the lake and the trees - cottage season . There is nothing better than scheduling a little time off to pack up the family and get away from it all. But, there are a few details to think about when you head up to your home away from home for the first time this year. While you're still home There are a few things you need to get in order before it's time to head to the cottage....

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 18, 2018

A fireproof safe can be one of the best investments you make for your family's protection and ongoing security. These affordable, briefcase sized boxes are capable of withstanding incredible temperatures while protecting the contents inside.  They can be worth their weight in gold when disaster strikes - but only if you fill them with the right items! Make sure you'll have what you need in the wake of an emergency. When deciding what to place in your fireproof...

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 13, 2018

They say nothing gold can stay, and isn't that the truth. While we might be used to keeping an eye on the expiry date for our groceries, or swapping out the batteries on our fire alarms, there are plenty of other common house hold items that can go bad on you without you realizing it.  Let's take a quick trip through the average home and check out a few of the most likely offenders. In the closet :  Fire extinguishers : Make a point of checking...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jan 24, 2018

Being a homeowner is a job that is never finished, and let's face it, we're not all Bob Villa. So while you might not be knocking out a wall and installing a new walk-in shower or breakfast nook anytime soon, that doesn't mean you can't be house proud! Here are some simple and affordable home improvement ideas that almost any homeowner can benefit from. After all, spring is less than two months away. Install New Locks Want to keep your home safe from burglary?...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jan 11, 2018

According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada , only half of all renters have any kind of tenant's insurance. That's not great. If you break things down by demographics though, those numbers get even worse. A majority of young renters don't seem to see the need for any kind of insurance on their belongings or rented space. This isn't just bad news for renters, it's bad news for everyone. What many people don't seem to know is that tenant's insurance isn't just good for...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jan 3, 2018

New Years is a chance to reflect on your past and plan for the future. It's that time of the year when we set goals for ourselves and speculate on the improvements we want to make in our lives. Often, these goals are a little unrealistic. "I want to lose 30 pounds before summer,” or "I'm going to learn to speak another language before next year.” Is it any wonder most New Year's resolutions end up forgotten! This year though, why don't you try something different? How about you...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 5, 2017

When it comes to the holidays, we all want to do our best for our family, friends, and loved ones. We want to give them gifts that show we care, items that we know they'll enjoy, something they'll appreciate long after the holidays are over.                               That's a pretty tall order. Personally, I'm just going to settle for something I know isn't going to send them to the hospital this year....

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