When the weather outside is frightful your thoughts may be anything but delightful. You may actually be wondering if your home insurance will cover you for damages caused by weather events. The simple answer is yes it does but not every weather event. If you have a good insurance agent they will recommend that you add on to your policy any deficiencies that it may have for the area where you live. The Phil Klein Insurance Group in West Bloomfield, MI partners with more than 90 top carriers to provide our customers with the best possible choice.
These are some of the weather events that are covered by home insurance:
A tornado is a column of air that rotates at up to 250 miles an hour. It is caused by thunderstorms and some severe thunderstorms spawn multiple tornados. The results are devastating. In the United States, more than a thousand tornadoes occur yearly causing billions of dollars in damage. Damage from less severe wind storms is also covered.
Ice storms happen when the air on the ground is cold enough to freeze the rain as soon as it hits an exposed surface. The National Weather Service defines an ice storm as a coating of more than a quarter of an inch of ice. The weight of the ice collapses tree branches and they can cause a lot of damage. Electric wires also come down and cause power outages. If a tree branch damages your home or outbuilding it will be covered and the cost of removing the branch will also be included. If the branch falls but doesn’t hit anything, you must remove it yourself.
Snow damage is covered in most cases by your home insurance.
These are some of the weather events covered by typical home insurance. Always check your policy to be sure about any coverage. In West Bloomfield, MI the Phil Klein Insurance Group will be happy to talk to you about home insurance coverage on the telephone or in our office.