5 Important Things You Didn’t Know About Home Insurance

Your home is not only your biggest investment but something you need to protect. Parker Preferred Insurance understands the importance of safeguarding Dallas, TX residents’ homes. Apart from providing coverage, we understand the importance of giving crucial information to customers. 

Here are five important things you probably didn’t know. 

Standard Home Insurance policies 

Most home insurance policies have four components, namely:

  • Structure coverage 
  • Personal property coverage 
  • Liability protection 
  • Additional expenses

Good Faith

Your insurance firm’s agents should always treat you in "good faith." Besides, the company should honestly communicate with you about the home. However, you should willingly provide all valid information requested. 

Verifiable Claims Process

You are not compelled to use the exact forms an insurer gave you to compile a contents list. The insurer can’t ask you to provide them with unrealistic proofs of loss. Besides, they should notify you on obtaining genuine claim-related documents whenever you need them.

Legitimate Investigation

Every home insurer should gather relevant information during a claims process. As a homeowner, you should cooperate with them when they give you reasonable requests. Also, you can request your insurer’s investigator to provide you with written questions. You are obliged to answer them in writing.

Extra Living Expenses

In case of a disaster rending your home uninhabitable, your home insurance provider may give you additional living expenses (ALE). Moreover, upon request, the insurer should give you a list of refundable ALE expenses. The ALE is paid upfront to help you settle after incurring a loss and on an "as incurred" arrangement when you submit document expenses and receipts.


An insurer can’t force you to hire a particular contractor to rebuild or repair your property. They should also inform a homeowner in writing that they can select any certified contractor or repair company. They should restore your property to the trade standards which Texas law allows.

If you reside in Dallas, TX or the surrounding areas, and you need home coverage, contact Parker Preferred Insurance.