“It is important to contact your insurance company both before the renovation starts and after it is complete.
In cases where the home is being renovated to this extent, your insurance carrier will want a builder’s risk policy in place if your contractor does not yet carry one. This policy will provide liability coverage if someone is injured and protects people from perils like theft and vandalism while the home is under construction.
Make sure your insurance company is aware of what new updates are being installed, along with how much they cost. The best way is to keep a copy of the following items for your records, such as:
- Receipts for any new appliances
- Receipts for any new fixtures
- Receipts for high-end materials
- Paperwork from the contractor showing hours of labor
- Before and after photos
Once the work nears completion, contact your insurance agent to let them know. They may send an inspector to re-evaluate your home and ensure the new updates are adequately covered.
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