Why Home Maintenance is Important?

Written by on 10/3/2016 6:30 AM in , , , , , , , . It has 1 Comments.

So your roof is getting old and starting to show signs that it is in desperate need of replacement and you come up with the idea to call and file a homeowner's insurance claim to replace your roof, and are stunned to learn that your claim is denied.  Why would that claim be denied?  I mean you pay your premiums every year on time, they owe you a new roof, right?  Wrong.  

This is a common misconception that your insurance policy is also a maintenance policy or warranty.  Make no mistake, your homeowner's insurance protects you against things like fire, wind, water damage, hurricane, vandalism, theft, etc.  Unfortunately, wear and tear is NOT a covered peril.  It is your duty as an insured to properly maintain your home.  In fact, the insurance company has the right to cancel your insurance policy if you neglect the maintenance of your property. 

There are several benefits of home maintenance that go beyond just protecting yourself from damage due to neglect.  A good home maintenance plan will increase the value of your home, improve energy efficiency, not to mention improve your curb appeal, which is something every homeowner should take pride in protecting.  Spring is a great time of year to go through your home maintenance check list to ensure you are ready for the summer rain.

Now that your home is in sound condition, allow an agent at Galt Insurance Group to perform a thorough review of your insurance policy.  We will look for and point out any areas of weakness that can put you at financial risk.  Often times we can do all of this and still save you money. 

If you have questions about your home maintenance or are looking for a good referral of someone that can assist you with this task, don't hesitate to call us at 239-254-0127.

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  1. Kourtney's avatar Kourtney
    I completely agree with you when you said that it is up to us to stay up on maintenance on our home. Unfortunately, I have found myself guilty of procrastinating repairs which then turn into bigger problems. I think it would be beneficial to have a property maintenance company come in and assist with any repairs/ maintenance things. Not only would it save me time but they also have more experience than I do, which will make the result look better! I'll be sure to be better at keeping up with maintaining my home to avoid any serious problems!
    Reply 5/19/2017 6:29 AM

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