Things to cover in home owner insurance
The home owners insurance covers all of your loss by fire or similar incidents. But there are lots of other possible causes that might destroy your home, are not covered by the insurance. For example, if you lose your home during a terrorist attack, the insurance will most probably not cover it. This occurs when you do not look over all the terms and conditions given by your insurance agency. There are lots of technical words in the contact paper that clearly turn down some of the possible insurance causes. Here are some tips that can help you to get a better deal from your insurance agency.
Always make sure that, you will have enough money to rebuild your home if it is destroyed for any valid reason. Most of the insurance companies will give you an approximate value according to possible cost that might be needed to rebuild the home. But what you need is not an approximate value, instead an accurate price; calculated on cost per square meter. This will give you more efficient result and enough freedom to rebuild your home.
As the price of different things is changeable, you need to make an agreement to get the replacement value from your insurance company. If they want to fix the values, that may cause you a lot of problem. Because you might need a replacement after a long time and the price of the replacement might be changed in a great degree, so if there is a fixed value, you might need to add money from your pocket. So in the contact paper, always look for making replacement value instead of value per item or actual price.
Even if you have to pay little more, always use a well known and reliable home owner insurance company. Because this business is always changing and any agency can go down if they cannot handle the market pressure and do not have enough cash in hand. Well known agencies, who are working in this field for a long time, have more expertise to handle critical situations. The recent crash in the insurance can be a good example for this. A lot cost insurance company might give you more benefits, but they might not last long enough to give you the benefits.
Always let your insurance agency know before changing anything in your house, especially if the change is security related. Because there are lots of examples that, the home owner insurance wash ignored after changing the security system of the house because this was not clearly mentioned in the contact.