Strong winds from a storm or hurricane can quickly cause a devastating amount of property damage. The damage could be enough to cause financial ruin. So, it’s important to have the best coverage for wind/hurricane damage insurance claims in Miami. But how do you know what you need?
How much coverage for wind/hurricane damage insurance claims in Miami you should have depends on the value of your home.
There is only one factor that goes into determining what coverage you should have to ensure that your loss won’t be a financial burden, which is adding a hurricane policy. Wind / hurricane coverage is a separate policy. It must be added to your homeowner’s insurance. You do not have coverage at all for damage from winds or hurricanes if you don’t pay for it specifically. This is also true for flood damage due to hurricanes.
Hurricane deductibles are typically based on a percentage of your home’s insured value. This percentage is based on the amount of risk for your property. It may range from as little as 2% if you’re not in a coastal area to as much as 10%. Some policies may have a specified dollar amount for the deductible, which must be paid by the property owner before insurance coverage kicks in and your claim is paid.
In Florida, there is an annual deductible, so once you meet your deductible, if another storm comes, your policy will pay for 100% of repair / rebuild costs if you have also met your regular home insurance deductible.
To ensure you have the best coverage for your home’s location, including a wind / hurricane policy contact one of our public adjusters for a risk analysis.
At D Davis & Associates, we offer risk analysis to help identify any areas where threats you may not have proper coverage for can manifest. This is particularly helpful so that home or business owners can rebuild after high winds or hurricanes without losing money.
You can’t prevent a natural disaster, but you can prevent a devastating financial one. Let us help. Call us today at 954-709-3982 for a risk analysis appointment to insure your wind/hurricane damage insurance claims in Miami don’t catch you by surprise and leave you empty handed.