If you’re looking for home insurance, you might have discovered that there are quite a few different types of policy out there. The HO-3 home insurance policy is your standard, typical policy – it’s the most common one in the United States. However, there’s another type of policy, the HO-5, that differs slightly from the HO-3 and can offer more extensive coverage. We’ll explain the difference between these two policies so you can decide which might be right for you.
Home insurance is a bit of a beast. Getting a homeowners insurance policy might seem really daunting. To help you with either getting home insurance or just making heads or tails of a few of the finer points, we’ve put together this list of six things insurance agents want people to know about home insurance.
Getting home insurance isn’t always an easy task. It can feel overwhelming and stressful, especially when you end up having more and more questions as you go through the process of trying to get your house covered. If it’s any consolation, you’re not alone – lots of people have lots of questions about home insurance. We’re going to tackle five home insurance FAQs to help demystify the often confusing thing that is home insurance.
Home insurance might seem like a pretty complicated thing. And it kind of is. There are a lot of fancy terms you have to know; it’s almost like speaking a different language. You might be wondering how your insurance policy works. You know that it’s called an HO-3 policy, but what exactly is that? We’re going to answer several important questions about HO-3 policies to help you understand how that very important (and very wordy) document works.
Your home insurance is more than dollar signs disappearing from your bank account in the form of premium. It’s kind of like a superhero that can swoop in to help you in a variety of situations. Along with providing coverage for your house and your belongings, it can also help you out by covering “other structures.” What is other structures coverage, exactly? We’ll explain what’s covered, how much coverage you have, and explain how it works.
Protecting your home with homeowners insurance isn’t always cheap. The Insurance Information Institute puts the average cost of home insurance at $1,100 per year. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to save money on your home insurance. Of course, your insurance would quickly prove that it’s worth every penny if you ever have a disaster or loss, but why not get the same coverage you enjoy now or the coverage that you’re looking for at a lower price? Here are our tips to help you lower your homeowners insurance premium.
What would you do if your home insurance company said that they were no longer going to insure you? The news would probably come as a pretty big blow. You depend on your home insurance to protect your house and losing that insurance might cause a little bit of panic. It can be difficult to get home insurance after being canceled or nonrenewed by an insurance company, depending on their reason for dropping your coverage. The question going through your mind might be: What do I do if my home insurance is canceled? There are a few things you can do in the event that your home insurance company drops you.
What is an insurance claim?
We discussed in a recent article that no one expects disasters, emergencies or catastrophes. However, if the time comes that your home or possessions are damaged, destroyed, or stolen, it’s comforting to know that your insurance company is ready to help you. Simply put, an insurance claim is when you submit paperwork to your insurance company to help reimburse you for losses after a disaster occurs.
Did you know that roof inspections help you save on your homeowners insurance?
As we have discussed on insurancehub.com before, preventive maintenance is the key to protecting the investment of your house. Your roof can be compared to a helmet that protects your head. Just as a damaged helmet can make you susceptible to brain injuries, a damaged roof can make you susceptible to water damage, termites, and mold growth.
Don’t make these common mistakes when choosing a roofing company to repair your hail damaged roof
Hail storms cause everyone to stick the car in the garage and grab the kids to run inside. Let’s face it, just one short hail storm can cause a lot of damage very quickly. It can tear up your roofing shingles and cost thousands of dollars for the hail damage repairs. If you have suffered from hail damage, then you might be wondering who you should call to fix it. We want to help you to avoid some of the common mistakes homeowners make when selecting a roofing contractor.