Types of Coverage for Arizona Home Insurance
The state of Arizona is known for its dry climate and high temps, not to mention its lack of rainfall — conditions that can turn a small fire into a widespread issue and cause a lot of damage to property. Your homeowners insurance protects the structure of your home and personal belongings from things like wildfires and so much more, including:
- Falling objects
- Frozen interior plumbing
- Water damage from plumbing, heating or cooling system
- Weight of ice, snow or sleet
Finding the best coverage to protect your home starts with understanding your options. Here are some common coverages to get familiar with:
Coverage A: Dwelling
Pays to rebuild or repair your home.
Coverage B: Other Structures
Pays for damage to other, detached structures on your property such as garages, gazebos, sheds and fences.
Coverage C: Personal Property
Covers your personal belongings, including furniture, clothing and appliances, if they are stolen, damaged or destroyed.
Coverage D: Loss of Use
Pays for additional living expenses if your home is uninhabitable due to a covered loss.
Coverage E: Personal Liability
Protects you against financial loss if you are sued and found legally responsible for someone else’s injury or property damage.
Coverage F: Medical Expense
Covers medical payments to others, injured on or off your property, regardless of your legal responsibility.
Optional Coverages for Arizona
We also offer a variety of optional coverages you can purchase to better protect your home — often at an affordable price. Fortunately, Arizona has low natural disaster rates compared to other states, but there are certain weather hazards you might want to consider adding coverage for, including:
Arizona Home Insurance for Flooding
Though it may seem unlikely for a state that seldom rains, Arizona is no stranger to flash floods. Your homeowners insurance policy doesn’t cover damage to your home or personal property from flooding, so it’s important to understand your options for flood coverage. American Family offers flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program. This coverage will protect your home and its foundation, your personal belongings and everything else that makes your house a home.
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Home Insurance for Earthquakes in Arizona
Arizona is no stranger to earthquakes, but thankfully many are so small they’re barely noticed. Despite the minimal activity, you may want to consider adding earthquake coverage, since damage from earthquakes isn’t covered by your homeowners policy.
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Arizona Home Insurance for Matching Vinyl or Metal Siding Coverage
Whether denting the metal siding or blowing the siding right off your home, wind and hail damage is common in Arizona and can cause severe damage to your home. While your homeowners insurance replaces siding damage from specific types of losses, it only covers the parts of your home that are damaged — which can be a bigger deal than you’d think. Particularly if your original siding was discontinued by the siding manufacturer.
Here’s how matching vinyl or metal siding coverage works: Your homeowners policy will begin by covering the cost of replacing the damaged sections. And then if you have undamaged siding coverage, it’ll reimburse you for up to $20,000 of the costs for replacing the remaining undamaged siding so everything matches.
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Properly Protect Your Personal Property
Scheduled personal property coverage, or itemized personal property, is an optional coverage you can add to your homeowners policy that not only provides higher levels of coverage for your higher valued items, but also provides protection against a great number of risks than listed on your policy.
While your homeowners insurance policy provides coverage for your personal property, it’s important to understand there are limits to certain types of belongings. For example, jewelry has a limit of $2,000 for all your jewelry. If the total value of your jewelry is above that amount you may want to itemize your individual jewelry items. Other common personal items that people itemize include collectibles, cameras, art, bicycles, golf equipment and musical instruments.
Ensure that your personal property is properly covered by creating a room by room inventory. Then connect with your agent to discuss what categories you might want to itemize.
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Find Your Local Agent Today
Our agents understand there’s more to insurance than just a policy. They’ll be by your side through it all as trusted, caring advisors — helping you gain confidence in your coverage.
Ready to find an agent near you? We have expert agents throughout Arizona who are ready to guide you to find the best coverage for your home. Find your agent today.