Many homeowners are uncertain about what their home insurance policies cover. One common concern is whether a home insurance policy covers items outside the home, such as furniture and equipment. To help answer this question and provide peace of mind for Plano, TX residents, let’s look at what you need to know about home insurance and items in your yard.
What Is Covered?
Most standard home insurance policies cover the structure of your property—including any permanent structures like fences or sheds—and the contents within your home. This means that your home insurance policy will cover any furniture, electronics, and other items inside the house from losses because of theft or vandalism. However, coverage may vary depending on your policy.
What Isn’t Covered?
Items that aren’t considered part of your structure, such as unsecured furniture, sporting equipment, and other belongings left outdoors, can be damaged by severe weather, vandalism, or theft. Because it does not protect these items against these risks under the standard policy, you may need additional coverage to protect them in an emergency. Check with Paragon Independent Insurance Agency to see if additional coverage suits you.
What Can You Do To Protect Your Items?
Invest in covers and locks for your belongings to keep your outdoor items safe from weather-related damage and theft while still enjoying them while they’re in use outdoors. Also, storing anything valuable indoors is always a good idea to keep it safe during inclement weather, which is common in Plano, TX.
The best way to know precisely what it covers under your current policy is to talk with an experienced insurance agent. Contact us today to learn more! At Paragon Independent Insurance Agency, we can help you review all the details of your existing policy and discuss options for increasing coverage if needed.