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As Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and those words are especially true when it comes to protecting your home and property. Although you can’t control the weather, you can take some steps to minimize the risk of loss.

Here are the top five ways that homes and property can be damaged, according to property casualty claim data from 2009 to 2015, compiled by Travelers Cos. Click image to expand.

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