homeowners insurance

Whether you have a country estate, a townhouse or something in between, you’ll want to follow these tips for homeowners insurance.

Homeowners insurance can be costly and confusing. But no one doubts its importance, especially when disaster strikes.

So how can you be sure you’re getting the best possible deal on homeowners insurance while also protecting your property? One way is to consult with an expert such as those affiliated with Seeman Holtz Property & Casualty.

You should also check out these tips that can help you navigate the issue.

Shop around

According to the Insurance Information Institute, you’ll want to shop before you buy. According to the Institute, “Check consumer guides, insurance agents, companies and online insurance quote services. This will give you an idea of price ranges and tell you which companies have the lowest prices. But don’t consider price alone. The insurer you select should offer a fair price and deliver the quality service you would expect if you needed assistance in filing a claim.”

One advantage to working with Seeman Holtz Property & Casualty on your homeowners insurance is that we work with some of the top brands in the country to make sure you not only get the best price, but the best coverage, possible.

Make your home more disaster resistant

One way to perhaps get a break on insurance costs is to make sure your home can stand up to the elements. The Insurance Institute writes, “You may be able to save on your premiums by adding storm shutters, reinforcing your roof or buying stronger roofing materials. Older homes can be retrofitted to make them better able to withstand earthquakes. In addition, consider modernizing your heating, plumbing and electrical systems to reduce the risk of fire and water damage.”

Maintain good credit

Insurers often use your credit history to help determine your rates. So, as in any other financial issue, it’s crucial that you keep your credit in good shape. “To protect your credit standing, pay your bills on time, don’t obtain more credit than you need and keep your credit balances as low as possible. Check your credit record on a regular basis and have any errors corrected promptly so that your record remains accurate,” according to the Institute.