High Construction Costs May Call for Higher Replacement Cost Coverage on Insurance Policies

If you’re a homeowner or on your way to becoming one, you’ve probably heard about the increasing construction costs.

In addition to making the purchase of a new home more difficult, skyrocketing prices for lumber and other materials are making Replacement Costs climb. Replacement Cost is the amount it would take to rebuild your house in the event of a disaster, and it's one factor we consider when evaluating your coverage.

If you’re curious how you can evaluate your own coverage in this challenging environment, here are some items to consider:

  • Last Review — When was your last insurance review? If it was a long time ago, your coverage amount could be too low.

  • Market Value — If you bought your own coverage and you used how much you paid for your home as the value, you could be WAY off.
  • Remodeling — Renovations and Additions cost more than ever. Make sure you insure your home for the extra  work.
  • Talk to Your Agent — Ask your Fortify agent if your Replacement Cost is higher than it was previously and save yourself from big risks.

Having the right value on your coverage could be the difference between insurance saving the day or you paying out of pocket. Make sure your insurance works for you!

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