In the days where every home in Green Valley, AZ had a detached garage, everyone recognized the need for the other structures section of a homeowners policy. While some homeowners ask if they can remove it from their policy, Insurance Center of Green Valley wants you to understand why you still need it.
The other structures section of a homeowner’s policy also provides coverage for sheds, cabanas, gazebos and pool houses, as well as other small buildings that do not directly attach to a home. It also pays for damage to your driveway, swimming pool or retaining wall. When you read the list of what it covers beside a detached garage, it makes sense why you need to keep it.
In addition to paying for necessary damages to the physical structures, the other structures section also covers your liability if someone gets hurt in or by your pool or in the shed.
Your liability coverage pays their medical costs and pain and suffering. If someone dies on the property, it can also pay for their funeral.
You also need to keep your other structures coverage if you decide to put in a guest house or a home office in a separate building. It covers your structure, its contents, and liability. Of course, if you hold business meetings in your home office in Green Valley, AZ, you may need to add to your liability coverage.
Other structures do not include a guaranteed or extended replacement clause which means it won’t cover any atypical structures on the property. If it is not common to a single-family dwelling, you will need to extend the limits of your homeowners policy.
Call or come by Insurance Center of Green Valley to discuss your homeowner’s insurance and learn more about what your other structures coverage helps you recover. Your policy may already provide things you did not know.