May 18 2014 baseball sign

Shank & Falvey is pleased to support many local activities. We sponsor youth baseball teams in a number of local communities.

Rough Winter for Your Roof

All this snow can cause havoc for your roof. A square foot of compacted snow can weigh close to 50 pounds, multiply that by the area of your roof and you’ve got a lot of weight up there. With rain forecast for our area this week it’s only going to get worse. The Town of Coxsackie’s highway garage collapsed last week (2/14/14) under the weight of the snow.

If you’ve got a pitched roof it’s a good idea to rake as much snow off of the roof as you can. Roof rakes allow you to do this from the ground so you do not have to go up on the roof.

If you’ve got a flat roof, hire a contractor to shovel the snow off of your roof. You’ll be glad you did!

Welcome to the First Edition of the Shank & Falvey Insurance Blog! We thought you should have some idea of what to expect here and why you might want to come back. 
This will be a place for you to learn new things - and not just about insurance. We will cover topics on cars and houses, second homes, surviving storms, pets and pet care. You may even learn about people you want to follow, places you want to visit or an event you want to attend. 
Our goal is to provide topics of interest to a wide audience and to help you manage your insurance world and maybe learn about some other cool places and events happening around us. 
Have something you want to learn more about? Email us and we'd love to assist!