What Happens If I Don’t Renew My Home Insurance Policy?

If you don’t renew your home insurance policy before it expires, you risk losing the coverage and protection it provides. Most insurers require a minimum amount of time between the date of the policy’s expiration and the new policy’s effective date. Typically, this is about 30–45 days. 

Your current policy may still provide some basic coverage during this time, but it’s best to assume you have no coverage. If you know you won’t be renewing your policy before the expiration date, start exploring other options to make sure you have a policy in place when you need it. You can seek advice from Manzanita Insurance serving Prescott, AZ and surrounding areas.

Why To Renew Policy 

If you don’t renew the policy, your coverage will be invalid, and you will no longer be protected if something bad happens. If you let your policy lapse, your home is no longer covered. In the event of a claim, you will not be entitled to any benefits. 

Letting your policy lapse may impact your future ability to obtain coverage. The "non-renewal" or "delinquency" clause may allow the company to refuse to renew your policy due to lack of maintenance or other policy violations. 

You might be charged higher if you renew after your policy expires. Some insurers will let you stay covered for a brief period if you inform them earlier. If you’re uninsured, you may be required to pay the cost of any repairs needed. You may also need to pay for replacing your home’s contents if they’re damaged or destroyed. 

Give Us A Call

If you let your policy lapse for a certain period usually a year, your provider may not be willing to take you back. At that point, you may have to start a new application from scratch. For advice, call Manzanita Insurance in Prescott, AZ.

Manufactured Home Insurance FAQs

If you have chosen a factory-built or manufactured home, you should be aware that home insurance is equally as important for these types of homes as it is for a site-built home. At Manzanita Insurance serving Prescott, AZ, we can help you find the insurance solutions you need for your home. Keep reading to learn more about manufactured home insurance. 

Manufactured Home Insurance FAQs

How Are Manufactured Homes Different?

A manufactured home or a factory-built home is a home that is built with pre-fabricated pieces that were constructed off-site in a factory. Those pieces are then shipped to the construction site and assembled. These types of homes provide an affordable way for families to achieve their dreams of homeownership. 

Is Insurance Different For a Manufactured Home?

An insurance policy for a manufactured home will work very similarly to a policy for a site-built home. There may be some differences in risk factors concerning natural disasters, however. To get all of the information concerning this type of home insurance policy, you will want to sit down with an insurance representative to discuss the details. 

What Will My Policy Cover?

Your homeowner’s policy will cover damage that may be caused to your home due to fires, hail, wind, natural disasters, storms, vandalism, and more. You should understand that most homeowner policies will not include flood coverage. Flood insurance is often a separate policy you can have added to your existing policy. You will need to talk with an insurance rep to fully understand the many factors that go into creating a flood insurance policy. 

If you would like to learn more about manufactured home insurance, or any of our other insurance services, please contact us at Manzanita Insurance, serving Prescott, AZ, and the surrounding areas. 

Home Insurance FAQs

If you are a homeowner in Prescott, AZ, after purchasing or building your home, the next thing you should be thinking about is buying home insurance from Manzanita Insurance. Homeowners insurance is a worthwhile investment that protects your home investment when the unexpected strikes. And that’s not all — home insurance is a lot cooler than that. If you need more information about home insurance, please enjoy reading our FAQs section.

Is home insurance mandatory in Arizona?

No, home insurance isn’t required by any Arizona law. However, your mortgage lender may insist you purchase home insurance to protect your financial interests. But whether home insurance is required or not, every homeowner in Prescott, AZ should consider this investment.

What does home insurance cover?

Of course, home insurance covers your home building and attached structures from damage against perils like fire, hail, lightning, and other calamities. Additionally, home insurance protects your assets against loss or damage from covered risks. Other areas covered by home insurance include:

  • Liability protection: Home insurance covers you against property damage and bodily injury claims from third parties.
  • Additional living expenses: Pays for expenses beyond your average spending for seeking temporal shelter after your home becomes unlivable due to a covered loss. 
  • Other structures: For an additional premium, detached structures like the swimming pool, shed, or garage are covered by home insurance against damages like fire, hail, storms, and many others.

What isn’t covered by home insurance?

While home insurance covers you and your home against numerous perils, it won’t cover damage to your home arising from:

  • Floods and earthquakes
  • Poor maintenance
  • Mold and pest infestation
  • Government demolitions
  • Wars and nuclear attacks

Additionally, home insurance provides minimal coverage to high-value items like art, silverware, and jewelry. That being said, you need to talk to your agent to purchase special coverage for your high-value assets.

Do you need more information on home insurance? Please contact Manzanita Insurance today. Better yet, you can visit our Prescott, AZ offices to speak to one of our agents.