From Collapsed Roofs to Broken Pipes, Homeowners Need to Know What Their Insurance Policies Cover
Foster City, California – February 3, 2022 – As winter continues to bring snow, ice and wind, homeowners need to understand what their insurance covers in the event of a storm. assure.com ‘s guide explains which home damages are usually covered by insurance.
Full information is available: Winter storm damage covered by home insurance.
The resource highlights common complaints about winter storms:
- Rooftops. Repairs could cost an average of $10,000
- Burst pipes. Depending on the severity of the damage, the bill can reach $15,000 or more for this type of repair.
- Gutters. “Ice dams” can require repairs to ceilings and walls, with water damage or freeze-related claims approaching $11,000 on average.
- Felled trees. Tree removal can cost between $10 and $14 per square foot
In its new guide, an Insure survey also reveals that a majority of people living in snow-prone areas typically react by “waiting for it to melt on its own”. While this manipulation may work in some cases, experts warn that letting snow accumulate can create ice dams in gutters and other damage.
Homeowners should review their current insurance coverage limits, especially given recent increases in construction costs. The guide includes information on storm related costs which can be categorized as home insurance exclusions and recommends how to mitigate winter weather damage.
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