A recently published article from InsuranceAgents.com urges homeowners who want to protect their home from damage to invest in hazard insurance.
Online PR News – 23-December-2009 – – The summer is usually filled with warm sunshine, cool breezes, and outdoor fun. But the season can also bring with it lots of perils, including severe thunderstorms, lightning, hurricanes, etc. For homeowners, this translates to dangerous risks to their property.
“hazard insurance is designed to financially protect your physical property. If your physical property (home, personal belongings, etc.) is damaged, hazard insurance makes it financially possible for you to rebuild your property or repair the damage done,” states the new article, ‘Top 10 Home Hazards To Watch Out For.’
Hazard insurance typically covers you and your property against theft, vandalism, fire, severe storms/weather, snow, falling objects, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc. However, never assume a specific coverage is included in your hazard insurance. Always double check with your home insurance agent to be sure; you don’t want to try to file a claim only to have it denied due to lack of coverage.
Too many homeowners assume flood coverage is included on their home insurance policy—it almost never is. Flood insurance isn’t a standard coverage, but it is almost always available to purchase separately.
Also, talk to your home insurance agent about what other special coverage options you may have to include.
“Depending on where your home is located, there might be perils that are specific to your area and unheard of in others, so they may not be in the standard home insurance policy,” the article states. It goes on to say, “[I]n some places (i.e. Hawaii) hazard insurance should include coverage in the event of a volcanic eruption. In places like New York, coverage in the event of acid rain may also be necessary.”
Finding affordable hazard insurance depends on several factors: the value and age of your home, as well as the level of risk your area presents. Use online home insurance quotes to find the lowest available rates in your area. Visit InsuranceAgents.com for more help and information.