Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall is a beautiful time of year. The air is cool and crisp, and the leaves are changing colors. As homeowners, it can also be a very busy time of year! Take advantage of the moderate weather to repair any damages to your home before the first frost sets in. Taking...
 Hiring a Contractor for Home Updates 

 Hiring a Contractor for Home Updates 

If you own a home, then chances are at some point you will need to hire someone to do repair work on your home.  At Amherst Insurance we know that hiring a contractor or handyman to perform work on your home often comes with risks. Below are nine things for you to...
Spring Home Maintenance

Spring Home Maintenance

Spring is on its way! After a long dark and cold winter, the bright sun and warm winds of the spring are a breath of fresh air! The only downside? All that sunlight helps you see your leaf-filled gutters, cracked sidewalks, and dead plants in the flower beds. Get your...
Vacant Property Insurance 101

Vacant Property Insurance 101

If your home is left unoccupied for weeks or months at a time, your standard homeowners insurance policy might not provide coverage in the event of a claim. Any damages or losses that occur would have to be paid out of pocket unless you have vacant property insurance....
How to Identify and Help Remove an Ice Dam

How to Identify and Help Remove an Ice Dam

How to Identify and Help Remove an Ice Dam Sometimes, even your best efforts to prevent an ice dam may not be enough. Knowing what an ice dam is, how to identify one and how to help remove it is important to protecting your roof and home from potential damage during...