This is a short informational guide to help you find the right cover. It is also a motivational guide in the sense that it addresses those readers who have been disheartened to experience the negative consequences of not utilizing the correct house insurance cover. That they had a policy in place is not being questioned. What is at issue is not being able to decipher the policy’s exclusions (in other words, what the policy does not cover) and, indeed, selecting inclusions and extensions that the domestic consumer did not need.
First and foremost to be considered is the area that you live in. Thereafter, you will be looking at what type of house (or, as most people fondly like to refer; their home) you are living in. And yes, the weather always plays a role. After that, through consultation with an accredited service provider one who is legally mandated to give you insurance advice and sell policies from registered and licensed financial services companies you can enter into a stage of prioritizing on your needs and circumstances. This practice is usually carried out on behalf of those who feel adamant about saving as much costs as possible.
But the long term ideal, and it is a form of good risk management and financial prudence if you do so, is to cover your house as extensively as possible. In other words, you will be covering all your bases. In insurance terms, as well as layman’s terms, you will be covering yourself against all possible eventualities. Three scenarios can be used to emphasize this suggestion. On the one hand, you may be living in an area that has historically never experienced an earthquake or hurricane. But an earthquake a hundred miles away from your house can cause damage to your property’s foundations.
And for that you would need to be covered. Otherwise, on reporting the damage to your insurer, their assessments may reveal the consequential damage and the claim will possibly be repudiated. At best, you will not be restored to a financial or material position you were in before the damage occurred. In this day and age, you can never take for granted that your region’s mild climate will never be altered. You can never take it for granted that extreme weather that could cause a hurricane or tornado to damage your property will not visit your region some day.
So cover yourself against earthquakes and extreme weather. Also, your neighborhood may be stable in terms of socio-economic scales. But civic unrest could also occur as a result of an unexpected event that affects your entire area. During such events, damage could be willfully or accidentally done to your property. And for that, just to be on the safe side, you should be covered. In some parts of the world, this is referred to as riot cover. So, for complete peace of mind, do strive towards ensuring that your house is fully and comprehensively covered.