When you own a home it comes with a lot of risks. Things happen and some of them are not good. Home insurance gives you peace of mind that if bad things happen you will be able to repair or replace what was lost. But, and this is a big but, not all things are covered by home insurance. In West Bloomfield, MI, the Phil Klein Insurance Group is there to help give you the information you need.
Wear and tear
Things wear out, your home insurance does not cover or replace things like your appliances, furnace or air conditioner when they wear out. It also doesn’t cover your 25-year-old roof that needs to be replaced.
Earthquakes and mudslides caused by earthquakes are not covered. Sinkholes are also not covered. You can buy a separate policy or an endorsement on your basic home policy to cover these.
According to FEMA, floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. They can be caused by so many different things, including hurricanes, tornados, Nor’easters, spring thaw, and storms. 26% of homeowners will experience some sort of flooding during a 30 year mortgage period compared to only 4% with fire damage. Home insurance does not cover flooding. You need to purchase National Flood Insurance.
Expensive jewelry and electronics
Homeowner’s insurance has set limits on the amount it will pay for jewelry and electronics. If you have items above the coverage limit the insurance will not give you the value of your items. You need to add a special rider.
If you think your coverage may be inadequate or you are a new homeowner, Phil Klein Insurance Group in West Bloomfield, MI is happy to talk to you about your coverage and what you may need to add to it. Give them a call or stop by their office for a no-obligation quote.