When planning a renovation for a home, you need to consider many things that include the cost of the construction, who you will hire to do the work, getting a building permit, and the disruption of your life that is going to occur while the work is being done. One important thing that can easily be neglected is upgrading home insurance to take into consideration the improved value of the home.
Replacement Cost Coverage
If you do not already have replacement cost coverage for your home insurance, you should consider it. This is the best way to protect yourself and your family because if your place is destroyed you will have enough to rebuild a new place that is similar to the old one. Many homeowners are under-insured and that is a terrible mistake.
When doing a renovation project, you will quickly see how expensive it is to build something The costs just seem to keep coming and it is the little things that add up. As part of your planning process, consult with your agent at Saucon Insurance Agency, serving Bethlehem, PA and the surrounding area.
Staging of Insurance Upgrades and Avoiding Insurance Gaps
If the renovation project is a big one that will take a considerable amount of time, the home insurance upgrades may need to be increased in stages to stay even with the renovation as the project progresses. As your agent to review the insurance that is carried by the contractor to make sure that any insurance gaps are dealt with, such as what happens if the building materials are left on the job site, and they disappear. You need to know whose insurance pays for that kind of loss while the project is underway.
It is exciting and stressful to do a home renovation. Adjusting your home insurance needs by contacting your agent at Saucon Insurance Agency in Bethlehem, PA before you start the project will take care of one important thing and give you better protection.