Vacation Protection for Your Home: How to ensure that your home enjoys winter break as much as you do

Preparing for a winter getaway isn?t limited to packing the car with provisions and sporting goods; your house needs gearing up, too. The season?s low temperatures can wreak havoc on an unattended home, whether it?s your main residence or a vacation retreat.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, water damage and freezing account for approximately 17 percent of all homeowners insurance claims, with the average claim amounting to over $5,000. So, taking a