Your vacation property is an amazing getaway from the daily grind, but it comes with unique risks. We’ll make sure you have the right coverage specially designed for the unique exposures involved.
Not only can you insure your vacation home, but you must insure your vacation home if you have a mortgage. While your secondary home insurance policy will look different than your main home insurance policy, you must ensure that your vacation home has proper insurance coverage.
Getting secondary home insurance for a property that serves as a vacation home (not your main residence) can feel confusing, so here are a few basic guidelines and points to consider.
The precise definition of a seasonal and secondary home can vary from insurer to insurer, so be sure to ask us about it. Generally, there are two different types of vacation homes.
The general principles of vacation home insurance are the same as homeowners insurance. However, there are two differences.
Additional factors that might affect the cost of your secondary home insurance policy include:
Because of these two factors, it’s well worth taking the time to find a vacation home insurance policy that provides you with the specific coverage you need at a fair price. We’ll help guide the way.
Typically, the main residence’s home insurance policy will not extend coverage to the secondary home. In most cases, you will need a separate home insurance policy for your vacation home. However, in some cases, the primary home insurance policy might extend liability coverage to the vacation home. This means that if you are held liable for someone’s injury at your vacation home, your primary home insurance policy might help with medical bills and legal expenses.
All that being said, if you want to secure coverage for the structure and contents within your vacation home, then you need to have a secondary home insurance policy. It can be confusing to figure out exactly what kind of policy you need for your vacation home to ensure comprehensive protection. For example, depending on the limits of your secondary home insurance policy, you might want to consider additional coverages such as a boat insurance policy or flood insurance. AZCAL Insurance Services can walk you through the process from start to finish.
It can be overwhelming to find a secondary home insurance policy that takes into account all of the relevant factors and meets your specific needs. Let AZCAL Insurance Services help. As an independent agency, we offer multiple options at competitive prices.