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Will your insurance cover a wildfire?

On Behalf of | Aug 3, 2022 | Property Damage Insurance Claims |

There is no doubt that in the summer months, Texas can get incredibly hot. The combination of extreme heat and a lack of rain can lead to wildfires.

These natural disasters pose a risk to forests and land but also to homes. And they can switch paths without warning, which means everyone should be aware of the potential danger. If a fire starts bearing down in your direction, would your homeowner’s insurance provide you enough coverage? WFAA suggests reviewing your policy to be positive you have protection if the need arises.

Current costs

One point to review is the amount of coverage you have. Considering the cost of everything, including building supplies, has gone up drastically, you may not have enough insurance should a disaster hit. Increasing your policy coverage amounts may be necessary and worth reviewing.

Proper coverage

You also need to review your policy to ensure you have coverage that would protect you in a fire situation. Some insurers may have exceptions or other details within their policies that could make it hard for you to recoup after a wildfire damages your home. It is essential to ensure you completely understand your policy.

Knowing what is in your policy and fully understanding the coverage it extends is essential. If you are unsure of anything, make sure to ask your agent about it. You need to insist on an explanation of your coverage to clarify anything you may have questions about.

It is a good idea to review your homeowner’s insurance policy regularly. Staying on top is important to protect yourself should the worst happen.