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Insurance claims on the rise as snow piles on

Insurance claims on the rise as snow piles on

Insurance claims on the rise as snow piles on
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With ice dams an acute threat, Jay Bullens Jr. of Able Roofing used a sledgehammer to clear one from a house in Brookline this week.

The pileup of snowstorms has caused insurance claims to spike and insurers to bring on additional adjusters to assess the cost of the damage as Boston-area residents deal with everything from leaky roofs to collisions on narrow roads.

These weather-related losses are likely to get worse in coming weeks: Forecasters call for more snow, and insurers expect more problems, now hidden by snow, to surface when spring arrives. In particular, the snow accumulated on rooftops is leading to the creation of ice dams, which prevent drainage and cause leaks inside houses.

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On Tuesday, Deland, Gibson Insurance Associates in Wellesley Hills received 30 claims, triple the usual number and mostly tied to ice dams , said Tom Skelly, a vice president. In most cases, the company is keeping the claims open because it expects more damage to come.

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