At Karla Salmon Insurance, we always want your Oviedo, FL home to receive the protection from homeowner’s insurance it deserves. We want to address the importance of updating your policy with us when you renovate or remodel your home.
Understanding the Value
When you purchased your home, you also purchased a home insurance policy, which insured your property as-is. That means your insurance policy insures your home as it was when you purchased it. If you read your policy in full, you’ll see that it specifies your home’s value. That value changes when you renovate or remodel.
If one of the perils named in your policy occurred today, your policy would pay you for the value of your home named in the policy documents. That means you would receive the amount of your home as you purchased it, even if you had poured $100,000 into remodeling it. You might have put in a new kitchen, added a bathroom, and converted the attic to a bedroom and bathroom, but if you did not update your insurance with us, we know and add to the policy that added value, it isn’t covered.
We recommend that when you consider making renovations, you contact us. We can help you with a construction policy that covers your added liability while having construction workers in the home. We can also update your home policy as soon as the renovations finish and receive a review from the city code enforcement office.
We also recommend taking a close look at the language used in your policy. Whether the policy provides actual value or current value makes a difference in the amount you would receive for repairs or rebuilding if a peril, such as a fire or a tornado occurred and your home incurred damage.
Contact Karla Salmon Insurance serving Oviedo, FL for more information on updating your home policy. Renovation isn’t the only reason to update it. Call us today!