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Homeowners Insurance Coverages

From your countertops to the color of your walls, your home is uniquely yours. Shouldn’t your homeowners insurance be built just for you too? We think so.

American Family homeowners insurance covers more than just your floors, walls and ceilings. We believe that everything your home stands for is worth protecting. That’s why we provide the customized home coverage you need to protect what matters most to you.

What Does a Standard Homeowner's Policy Cover?

Keep in mind, you do have the option to add coverage for certain types of hazards that aren’t covered by your standard homeowner’s insurance policy.

  • Fire & Smoke
  • Tornadoes
  • Damage from weight of ice, snow or sleet
  • Leaking roofs
  • Lightning
  • Theft
  • Hail & windstorms
  • Falling objects such as rocks or trees
  • Wildfire
  • Frozen interior plumbing
  • Riots or vandalism
  • Power surges

What Coverages Make Up A Standard Home Insurance Policy?

Our homeowners insurance policy includes different types of coverage that offer you, your home and your belongings protection from unexpected events. Check out our Personalized Coverage Assistant for guidance on which standard and additional coverages are right for your home.

Coverage for Your Home's Structure

Also known as dwelling coverage or Coverage A.

What it does: Dwelling coverage covers damages to the structure of your home from things like fire, windstorms, hail, lightning, theft and vandalism.

Example: If your home’s structure is damaged by a fire, the repair costs would be covered by the dwelling portion of your home insurance.

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Coverage for Detached Structures

Also known as other structures coverage or Coverage B.

What it does: Other structures coverage covers damage to other, detached buildings on your property such as detached garages, gazebos, sheds, swimming pools and fences. Remember, this coverage protects the structure itself — not the things you store inside. That’s where personal property coverage steps in to help.

Example: If a windstorm knocks a tree onto your shed and it needs to be repaired, other structures coverage helps cover the cost.

Coverage for Personal Belongings

Also known as personal property coverage or Coverage C.

What it does: From the belongings in your home to the tools in your shed, personal property coverage protects items inside and outside your home (up to your selected coverage limits) if they're damaged or destroyed by a covered event.

Example: That fire that damaged your home’s structure? It also caused serious smoke damage to your clothes and furniture. The good news is your personal property coverage will help cover the cost to clean, repair or replace both!

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Temporary Living Expenses

Also known as loss of use coverage or Coverage D.

What it does: If your home becomes uninhabitable as a result of a covered event,this coverage helps pay for additional living expenses, like a hotel and food.

Example: After that fire, there’s no way you’re staying in your home until it’s repaired and the smell of smoke is gone. Thankfully, your loss of use coverage will help pay for a temporary place to live.

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Liability Protection

Also known as personal liability coverage or Coverage E.

What it does: If someone is accidentally injured on your property, our liability coverage can protect you from liability claims and lawsuits brought by others up to your policy limit.

Example: Unfortunately, your friend was over when the fire started and they were severely injured and ended up in the hospital. The liability coverage on your homeowners policy will help pay for their medical bills.


Added Coverage, Extra Peace of Mind

Your household is made up of many moving parts, which is why we offer optional coverages for you to build a homeowners insurance policy that fits your unique needs. Here’s a small sampling of additional home insurance coverages you can add on to your policy for additional charge. For a complete list, connect with your agent and discuss the best protection options for your home.

Equipment Breakdown

If your appliances, home systems or smart home devices are damaged due to mechanical, electrical or pressure systems breakdown this coverage has your back.

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Sump Pump and Water Backup Coverage

Whether your basement is where you store your treasures or a finished space for entertaining, the right protection gives you peace of mind. Water backup and sump pump failure coverage is an optional add-on that can put your mind at ease.

Learn more about Sump Pump coverage >

Matching Siding Protection

Your homeowner’s policy will replace the damaged sections of siding due to a covered loss. And then if you have undamaged siding coverage, we’ll reimburse you for up to $20,000 of the costs for replacing the remaining undamaged siding so everything matches.

Learn more about Matching Siding coverage >

Credit Theft Protection & Monitoring

We’ve partnered with CyberScout, the industry leader in identity and data defense, to bring you credit monitoring services. You’ll get alerted when a new credit account is opened in your name, when an account is updated or is changed, and when a company such as a financial lender or credit card institution pulls a hard inquiry on your credit.

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Does Home Insurance Cover Water Damage?

Water damage is a common cause of home insurance claims, but many people aren’t exactly sure how their home insurance protects them in the event water wreaks havoc on their home.

  1. No, but you can get the extra protection you need from the National Flood Insurance program.

  2. Yes, as long as the pipe burst was not due to neglected maintenance.
  3. Yes.
  4. No, not unless you have sump pump coverage.
  5. No, not unless you have selected the detached structures coverage. Connect with your agent to learn more about this coverage.

Home and Auto Insurance Bundle

Save Money by Bundling Home & Car Insurance


Looking for ways to save on your insurance? It’s as simple as bundling your home and car coverages. In fact, on average, you could save 29% on your auto coverage and 20% on your homeowners coverage.*

Get a bundled insurance quote today.



Smart Ways to Save

Not only can having the right protection in place earn you a discount, but your other savvy choices can help you save on home insurance, too. From installing qualifying smart home devices to combining your home and auto coverage, take a look at some of the ways you could save.

Smart Home Discount

If your home is equipped with a qualifying smart device, like a RING Video Doorbell, the Frontpoint Home Security System or a Nest device, you could be in for a better rate with our proactive home protection discount.

Home Purchase Discount

If you’ve achieved your dream of purchasing a home within the past three years, you’re eligible for this discount — regardless of your home’s age.

Renovated Home Discount

Have you completely replaced the plumbing, electrical and heating systems in your home in the last 15 years? Then this discount is for you!

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