Homeowners Insurance Definition

May 19, 2020

Homeowners insurance helps cover any damage that can be caused to you, your home and your possessions from a range of unpredictable events. These events include, but are not be limited to, the following:

  • Theft
  • Fire and smoke
  • Windstorm or hail
  • Falling objects
  • Frozen plumbing
  • Water damage from faulty plumbing, broken water heater, heating or cooling systems or appliances

The standard policy provides four main categories of coverage: lodging, other facilities, personal property, and liability.

If your house is damaged by a protected case, such as heavy winds, housing coverage will help compensate for it to be fixed in that event.Let's assume that the detached structure or part of your house, like a shed, is destroyed by a fire. Certain plans can help pay for repairs.

On the other hand, personal property coverage will help protect what's inside your home, such as appliances, furniture and clothes, in case they were stolen, and can help, as all others, pay for the losses caused if the claim is properly filled.

If a visitor is injured in your home or you unintentionally harm the property of another person, the liability insurance can help cover the related expenses that could occur.

Bear in mind that you may have to pay a premium before your coverage starts, and always note, each form of policy has a cap or limit, which is the maximum amount the insurer can pay for any claim sent to them.

It is important to understand what your policy includes when it comes to protecting your house and the amount you will be receiving in case of a damage or fault.