Other problems reported by homeowners as a result of bad weather are damaged or fallen fences, damaged trees or fallen trees/hedges, damage to outhouses/ garages/ greenhouses and flooding.
Burst pipes, damaged guttering, damaged gate, damaged chimneys and broken windows have also been reported by homeowners.
Sarah Applegate, Data Science Lead at Aviva said: “For anyone who hasn’t already checked their home to make sure it’s winter-ready, now is the perfect time.
“Bad weather can happen in any season, but storm claims tend to increase during winter months, so it’s best to be prepared.
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