Choosing a homeowners insurance policy isn’t always easy, and Colorado residents have plenty of dangers to protect their homes against. From harsh winters and unpredictable weather to theft, vandalism, and liability issues, there are plenty of good reasons to choose an insurance policy carefully. With so much at stake, this is one investment that deserves some extra attention.
But that doesn’t mean it has to be a headache, or that you’re stuck paying ridiculously high rates. Homeowners insurance rates in Colorado can be surprisingly low, if you take time to compare quotes and make sure you’re paying for only the coverage you actually need. These tips will help you work with our independent agents to save (without skimping on coverage).
1. Know the value of your home.
By taking the time to get your home appraised, you’ll get a good idea of just how much coverage you need to protect your property. That means you won’t end up paying for more coverage than you need or, worse, finding out too late that you don’t have enough.
2. Ask about discounts.
As your local independent agents, we want to connect you with the best homeowners insurance rates possible, but we need information on your situation. Some companies offer discounts for behaviors or home upgrades that lower your risks (of theft, liability issues, and other dangers). So investing in that home security system, a fence around your pool, or other safety measures could cut down on your yearly insurance costs; just ask.
3. Look at more than the price tag.
Choosing the lowest quote you’re offered isn’t necessarily the best deal. Take the time to compare the details of quotes and ask about coverage options. Like auto insurance, going with the most inexpensive basic coverage offered can leave big gaps that can cost you thousands in the long run.