Homeowners insurance is there to provide financial protection in the event your home or personal property is damaged or there is an accident that results in an injury at your home.
The 2 MOST IMPORTANT things to consider is how much coverage you need for your home and what coverages should be included on your policy.
Understanding Your Policy
|The primary building on a property|
|Detached garage, sheds, fences|
|Furniture, jewelry, clothes|
Loss of Use
|Staying in a rental property while your home is undergoing repairs from a covered peril|
|Coverage in the event of someone bringing a lawsuit against you at your residence|
|Compensation in the event of injury or illness at your residence|
The total amount of coverage you will get if your home is destroyed by a covered peril. It is important that your information is as accurate as possible on your insurance policy. This will reduce issues during a claim.
What Coverage Do You Need?
Coverages (Endorsements) to Consider:
- Replacement cost coverage
- Extended dwelling coverage
- Water backup coverage
- Loss assessment coverage, when you have an HOA
Major hail storms have become a common occurrence in Colorado. Because of this, the age of your roof has a direct impact on your insurance costs. Make sure the age of your roof is accurate with your insurance provider. Also, deductibles for wind/hail damage have increased. If you are concerned that the increase is higher than you can afford, look around to see if there is a better option.
Actual Cash Value
|This can have a major impact on how much insurance coverage you have. Read our blog post to see how it could impact you in a homeowners insurance claim.|
There are coverage limits for specific personal property items on your homeowners policy. Jewelry, rugs, art, or even computers could have a limited amount of coverage. Additional coverage can be added to protect your valuables.