Bill Quickel's - Insurance Plus Agencies Inc. Blog
The garage on many homes is the area you put things that you do not have any other use for at the moment. It is where you store things like gas for the lawnmower and extra paint from a project. Yet, it is also one of the highest risk areas in your home for fires. These fires can be devastating. Yet, most homeowners have no idea what steps to take to minimize these types of risks. What steps can you take?
Buying a home is a big risk. Even if you love the home, you never know what happened there. A home inspection can give you some insight into the condition of the home on a more thorough level. From a home insurance point-of-view, that’s important. It can help you, and your insurance agent, know the home is safe. A home inspection is always a good investment. How can it pinpoint insurance-related problems?
When you have a home with special features and adaptions, it becomes essential to consider how this impacts your home’s value. It can also impact your home insurance needs. For those who have a loved one living with a disability or unique needs, it is important to consider the value of added features to your home. Your basic home insurance policy should provide ample protection. However, it will only do so if it offers enough overall protection. Here are a few things to consider.
When a fire, storm, or act of vandalism damages your home, you want to get it fixed as soon as possible. Home insurance may provide you with the financial means to pay for these types of repairs. However, you shouldn’t rush into choosing a contractor for the job. Doing so could cause you financial loss in the long term. Instead, follow these tips for choosing a contractor to help you with the process.
A small leak is all it takes. Within a short amount of time, the insulation in a roof can develop mold. The interior of the roof may have structural deficiencies as a result. When a situation like this occurs, it becomes essential to find a solution. Home insurance may not cover this type of damage. It applies only in some situations. When could home insurance help you?
A smart home is one that provides information and communicates with you no matter where you are. These are growing in popularity today. A wide range of versions are available. Each one seems to do something unique. If you are thinking about the investment in a smart home system of any type, it helps to know what the benefits are. In some cases, they can reduce theft risks and, as a result, lower home insurance costs.
Ring® is one of the more well-known doorbell cameras. This device aims to provide you with a video feed outside your front door. Some provide real-time video. Others offer photos whenever someone presses your doorbell. What should you know if you plan to buy one?
In all situations, this type of smart home feature can offer benefits to your property. They work somewhat like a limited security system. How does this apply to home insurance?
Will home insurance replace a home if destroyed? This is a common question many people ask. Most people believe that, if they lose their home, having home insurance means the insurer rebuilds the property. That is not always the case. In many situations, this depends on what happens, the type of insurance you have, and the value of the home. Your home insurance company wants to help you when this occurs. Yet, whether they can depends on a number of variables. Here is what every property owner needs to know.
Do you know how much home insurance coverage you have? Did you simply sign a contract with an insurer without knowing the details? This could cost you later. Many people select insurance based on the price they paid when buying the home. This is a mistake. Nearly all homes require insurance above market value. That is because it typically costs more to rebuild a home than it does to buy one. How does that factor into the amount of insurance you need?
Protecting your home is always important. Many people do not think much about theft. In some areas, it seems okay to leave the doors unlocked at night. Yet, theft is a constant problem even in the best neighborhoods. It is one of the most common claims against home insurance policies, too. For those who want to improve home safety, it’s possible. Take a look at this checklist.