Homeowner's insurance, also known as home insurance, provides coverage for a variety of risks that may occur in a residential property. This type of insurance policy typically includes protection for damage or loss caused by natural disasters, theft, liability, and other risks.
Here are some of the main things that are covered by homeowner's insurance:
Natural disaster damage: Homeowner's insurance typically covers damage caused by natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and wildfires. This coverage can help pay for repairs or replacement of the home and its contents.
Theft: This insurance also covers theft and burglary of personal property, including electronics, jewelry, and furniture. The policy may also cover damage caused during the burglary.
Liability: Homeowner's insurance includes liability coverage, which protects the homeowner from legal claims resulting from injury or property damage caused by the homeowner, their family members, or their pets. This coverage can help pay for legal fees, settlements, and judgments.
Damage caused by accidents: Homeowner's insurance also provides coverage for accidental damage to the home or personal property caused by the homeowner or a family member. For example, if a family member accidentally spills a drink on a valuable rug, the policy may cover the cost of cleaning or replacement.
Additional living expenses: If the home becomes uninhabitable due to damage or loss covered by the policy, homeowner's insurance may cover additional living expenses, such as temporary housing or meals.
It's important to note that not all events are covered by homeowner's insurance. For example, flooding and earthquakes are typically not covered by standard policies and may require separate insurance coverage. Additionally, some policies may have exclusions or limits on coverage for certain types of property or events.
When selecting a homeowner's insurance policy, it's important to carefully review the policy details, including the coverage limits and any exclusions or deductibles. Homeowners may also want to consider additional coverage options, such as flood insurance or umbrella liability insurance, to further protect their home and assets.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/a_look_at_what_is_covered_by_home_insurance/20825.
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