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Protect Your Home from Fires

The Fort McMurray wildfires brought unthinkable damage, mobilized communities, and left residents of Alberta, across Canada and around the world in awe of the power of fire. Drayden Insurance Ltd. would like to extend our deepest sympathies to residents who lost homes, countless valuables, loved ones and their communities to the blaze. While the province continues to rebuild and recover, it is an important reminder to take proactive steps to protect your home and loved ones from the unexpected.

Home insurance is one of the best investments you can make for your family, home and future. Fire insurance in Alberta is crucial to keep your home safe from any unexpected, unruly and terrifying wildfires that may occur.

Protect your home from fires in Alberta

 

Protect Your Home from Wildfires in Alberta

In addition to fire insurance, here are some tips for Alberta homeowners to keep your home safe from wildfires:

  • Store Smart: Some of the worst damages were caused by explosives that were stored or forgotten on properties. Remove combustibles and debris, including dry grass, brush, gas tanks and other hazardous materials. They can accelerate the wildfire and engulf your home.
  • Inspect Eaves and Vents: These openings make your home particularly vulnerable to embers that can light your entire home on fire. Secure eaves and vents with the appropriate screens and ensure they are clean, without any blocking debris.
  • Choose Fire-Resistant Finishes: From outside to inside, select heat and fire-resistant materials whenever possible. Asphalt shingles, fibre cement or stucco walls, and an underlayment that is designed to resist fire will reduce damages and help your home stand up to fire. Windows and curtains are also particularly vulnerable to extreme heat, so invest in non-flammable materials and shop smart with fire safety in mind when you upgrade the fixtures of your home.

Protect Your Alberta Property with Fire Insurance

Your home insurance can be customized to meet your needs with the team of knowledgeable and dedicated brokers at Drayden Insurance Ltd. We provide fire insurance that can protect homes, condos, businesses and farms across the province. Check your existing policy to see how and what you are covered for in the event of a wildfire.

Contact Drayden Insurance Ltd. for comprehensive home insurance including fire damage coverage. Get peace of mind from the threat of home fires and wild blazes with our customized policies. To learn more, call us at one of our convenient Alberta locations or contact us online.

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