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that financially protects your home and its contents
from events beyond your control.

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    What is Homeowners Insurance?

    Homeowners insurance provides financial protection against disasters. A standard policy
    insures the home itself and the things you keep in it.

    Homeowners insurance is a package policy. This means that it covers both damage to your property and your liability or legal responsibility for any injuries and property damage you or members of your family cause to other people. This includes damage caused by household pets.

    Damage caused by most disasters is covered but there are exceptions. The most significant are damage caused by floods, earthquakes and poor maintenance. You must buy two separate policies for flood and earthquake coverage. Maintenance-related problems are the homeowners’ responsibility.

    Standard Homeowners Insurance Policy

    A standard homeowners insurance policy includes four essential types of coverage. They include:

    The Structure of Your House

    This part of your policy pays to repair or rebuild your home if it is damaged or destroyed by fire, hurricane, hail, lightning or other disasters listed in your policy. It will not pay for damage caused by a flood, earthquake or routine wear and tear. When purchasing coverage for the structure of your home, it is important to buy enough to rebuild your home.

    Your Personal Belongings

    Your furniture, clothes, sports equipment and other personal items are covered if they are stolen or destroyed by fire, hurricane or other insured disasters. Most companies provide coverage for 50% to 70% of the amount of insurance you have on the structure of your home.

    Liability Protection

    Liability covers you against lawsuits for bodily injury or property damage that you or family members cause to other people. It also pays for damage caused by your pets. So, if your son, daughter or dog accidentally ruins your neighbor’s expensive rug, you are covered. However, if they destroy your rug, you are not covered.

    Additional Living Expenses

    This pays the additional costs of living away from home if you can’t live there due to damage from a fire, storm or other insured disaster. It covers hotel bills, restaurant meals and other living expenses incurred while your home is being rebuilt.

    What is an Umbrella
    Liability Policy?

    If you are ever sued, your standard homeowners or auto policy will provide you with some liability coverage, paying for judgments against you paying for your attorney’s fees, up to a limit set in the policy. However, in our litigious society, you may want to have an extra layer of liability protection. That’s what a personal umbrella liability policy provides.

    An umbrella policy kicks in when you reach the limit on the underlying liability coverage in a homeowners, renters, condo or auto policy. It will also cover you for things such as libel and slander.

    For about $150 to $300 per year you can buy a $1 million personal umbrella liability policy. The next million will cost about $75, and $50 for every million after that.

    Because the personal umbrella policy goes into effect after the underlying coverage is exhausted, there are certain limits that usually must be met in order to purchase this coverage. Most insurers will want you to have about $250,000 of liability insurance on your auto policy and $300,000 of liability insurance on your homeowners policy before selling you an umbrella liability policy for $1 million of additional coverage.

    Source: Insurance Information Institute

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Learn more about life insurance by exploring the answers to common questions, and then contact us for additional information.

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    • Consider more than price

      As a full-service insurance agent, SafeGuard is committed to tailored insurance solutions. No more finding quotes that offer too much or too little coverage. No more comparing quotes based only on price. Our dedicated team finds the solutions you need so you can look beyond price to get total peace of mind.

    • Will homeowners insurance cover my valuables?

      A standard homeowners policy will usually cover the personal belongings inside your home. However, you may need to add coverage specifically for your valuables, because your homeowners policy may place limits on the value of items that they cover or exclude certain items from the policy. Your agent can help you find the right coverages to add to your homeowners insurance policy.

    • When should I increase my homeowners coverage?

      Your policy coverage amount will depend upon your home, location, and other factors (e.g. pets, safety features, etc.). If anything about your home or living circumstances changes, you should let your agent know. In particular, alert your agent when you move, complete improvements, and conduct renovations and additions to your home. An annual review of your policy with your agent can make it more likely that you always have the right coverage for your needs.

    • Do I need to create an inventory of my belongings?

      An inventory of your belongings is not necessary to get homeowners insurance in Texas. However, it can be useful to have such a list stored in a secure location if you ever need to file a claim.

    • Reevaluate your coverage with life changes

      Life happens. When it does, your insurance needs may change. What life changes may lead to insurance changes? Marriage, divorce, home renovations, purchasing or selling a house, starting a business, buying a luxury item or vehicle, getting a pet, and more. Here at SafeGuard, our professional team is ready to adapt your coverage at any time. Just give us a call!

    • Weigh the benefits and discounts

      With multiple competitive quotes to choose from, you can easily compare the benefits, discounts, and prices of each to find the very best deal. Our team uses our established relationships with carriers to get you the lowest rates and the most favorable discounts. All you have to do is consider your options to find the perfect insurance solution for you.

    • Does homeowners insurance cover a home business?

      Usually, your homeowners insurance will not cover a home business. A business owner’s policy may be necessary to protect your business instead, even if it operates out of your home.

    • Can I get discounts on my homeowners insurance?

      Possibly. Some policies do offer discounts if your home has certain safety features such as alarm systems, fire protective devices, smart home technology, and more. Ask your agent to help you identify any discounts for which you may be eligible.

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