If you’re like most homeowners, you may simply renew your home insurance annually without giving it much thought. Although it’s good to keep up with this coverage, there may be times when an upgrade is necessary due to changes in your home or lifestyle.
At Magic City Insurance Group LLC, serving the greater Birmingham, AL metroplex, we recommend that you review your policy annually to ensure your coverage is accurate and up to date. If there are discrepancies in your coverage, we can help you update your policy so you can continue to receive the full protection you need.
When to Upgrade Home Insurance Coverage
Major changes to your home structure, household, or lifestyle could impact your home coverage, requiring an upgrade to your home insurance policy. By discussing these changes with your insurer, we can update your policy accordingly to retain the coverage you need:
- Home renovations that add footage to your property, i.e., a new bedroom, bathroom, or back patio, can increase your home’s value. To protect these interests, you may need to raise your dwelling coverage to reflect the increase in home value.
- If you’ve purchased high-end furniture, appliances, or electronics, you may need to increase your property coverage to ensure these items are fully protected against theft or damage in a disaster.
- The addition of new members to your household, such as elderly parents or a new baby, may require an increase in liability coverage to ensure they’re protected against accidents on your property.
- On the flip side, home improvements that increase your home’s safety and security, such as a new roof, new windows, or new electrical or plumbing system, could qualify you for a discount on your policy.
Need to Upgrade Your Home Policy?
To upgrade your home insurance to retain the full protection your family needs, contact Magic City Insurance Group LLC in Birmingham, AL.