What is not covered by wind and hail insurance?
There are potential threats to your home that could lead to future damage. This is not usually covered. For example, debris from the storm could cause sewer issues and result in the drains in your home backing up. Or a lot of rain in a short period of time could cause local rivers to rise and flood. In these situations, you would need additional protection for water damage such as flood insurance.
Power outages are common during storms. If the power is out for an extended period it could spoil food. This could be covered if the peril is listed on your policy. Learn more about food spoilage and insurance.
Does insurance cover tornado damage?
Did you know there are between 60 and 200 tornados in Canada each year? So, it's important to ensure you have tornado insurance in southern Ontario, Alberta, Southern Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces. These are the regions that are most prone to tornados and other severe weather.
Fortunately, most home insurance provides you with coverage. Comprehensive plans include all risks. But if you have a named perils home insurance policy, make sure tornados are listed. Check the policy wording. You can also have an endorsement to cover natural disasters for maximum protection.
How much does wind and hail insurance cost?
Putting a specific price tag on the cost of wind and hail insurance is challenging. It’s typically lumped in with other coverage as part of a larger policy. Depending on where you live, you may need to add a storm damage endorsement. Get a quote to find the lowest premiums.
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