More than 5.6 million American taxpayers in 21,000 communities nationwide rely on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for flood protection. Floods claimed more lives and property than any other U.S. natural disaster over the last century.
With an annual fireplace chimney inspection—and possible sweeping—you can improve fireplace performance, and snuff out chimney fire and carbon monoxide concerns. Here are the types and cost of each.
More than 50 million homes in the U.S. are at risk for damage from hurricanes. Insured losses vary greatly from year to year, depending on the severity of the hurricane season. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina resulted in $17.9 billion in homeowners insurance claims.
Doing home improvement jobs yourself can be a smart way to save money, but choose the right DIY projects or you’ll end up paying dearly. Why pay someone to do something you can do yourself? Because sometimes doing it yourself costs more than it saves.
RALEIGH – Gov. Bev Perdue announced today that 98 of the state’s 100 counties saw increases in visitor spending in 2010, including 13 counties that had double-digit increases. Data from the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development showed that three counties had more than a billion dollars in visitor spending in 2010 (Mecklenburg, Wake and Guilford), while Dare, Buncombe, Forsyth, and Durham counties all had more than half a billion in spending.