If you are a new homeowner you know when you have a mortgage you are required to have home insurance. Home insurance is not one size fits all even if you are comparing two similar homes. Home insurance is made up of different components and each of those components needs to be considered individually to make sure you have the right amount of protection. At L & S Agency Inc. in Buffalo, NY, we are locally owned and operated. We are an independent agency that is consumer-driven, and we believe we work for our clients, not the insurance companies.
You have options
The first thing to understand is that as a homeowner, you have lots of options when it comes to choosing home insurance. When you’re dealing with an independent agency, you have choices. Different carriers offer different combinations of coverage, and you need to discuss the things that really matter to you with your agent.
Know your risks
Liability coverage protects you from legal actions against you. As a homeowner, you stand a good chance of being sued at least once in your lifetime. If you have a dog, you need to make sure they are a covered breed. A swimming pool or a trampoline opens you up to greater liability. If you love to entertain and have people in your home and yard, this is a greater risk.
Cover your content
Your personal property is an important part of your home coverage. Certain categories have limits. You need to know if you have expensive jewelry or electronics you probably need a policy rider to extend your coverage. You can choose actual cash value or replacement cost as to how your items will be replaced. Replacement cost is the value of your item at today’s cost and actual cash value takes depreciation into account.
Contact L & S Agency Inc. in Buffalo, NY for all your home insurance needs.