Getting what's yours from homeowners insurance

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house repairWith summer storms upon us and hurricane season well underway, it's a good time to think about the homeowner's insurance coverage you have and what you might need to do should you ever need it. Insurance coverage is a financial necessity should a major disaster hit, but damage caused by many smaller weather events could also trigger a claim.

For example, on my home improvement radio show, I'll frequently get calls from listeners who had a stiff storm role though and needed help fix a skylight that now leaks. If it didn't leak before the storm, my advice is to always turn towards the insurance coverage you have, as weather damage is covered.

Filing a homeowner's insurance claim however, is never a pleasant process. And frankly, I'm one who believes that all too often insurance companies design a certain level of aggravation into the process hoping to wear you down. But while you may hope you'll never need to call upon the coverage of your homeowners insurance policy, in the event that you do it is important to properly file your claim.

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fraud by the home insurance company

we lived in MN, our home owners ins. comp. lied about claims we had, thanks to a arson fire next door, that caused damaged to our house, we had to file with our company, as the neighbors insurance company refused to pay anything, the neigh bot is in prison, for arson.
it should of been one claim the insurance company says it was 3 different ones, so they dropped us, now we can not get any other home insurance on our house thanks to their lies, because our house isn't totally repaired yet, and yes we have a lawyer working on it, it has been 2 years already, lawyers says at least another year, so I feel insurance companies are the biggest crooks on the planet.