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#364945 - 01/28/11 09:36 AM Home Owner's Insurance Question
JohnJohny Offline

Registered: 01/28/11
Posts: 28
Loc: New York, USA
I recently bought a home. A representative from my homer owners insurance took photos of both the inside and out. Then they called me up and asked when I was going to paint the barn. They didn't ask IF I was going to paint it, but WHEN.

This is normal?

#364951 - 01/28/11 10:26 AM Re: Home Owner's Insurance Question [Re: JohnJohny]
Vermont Offline
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Registered: 04/12/08
Posts: 7719
Loc: Vermont's North-East Kingdom
Originally Posted By: JohnJohny
This is normal?

Yes . . . . if you're expecting them to cover it, then they're expecting you to maintain it. And keeping a coat of paint of a vulnerable asset is considered normal maintenance.

Your Coverage is probably predicated on that assumption. Without normal maintenance, if you were to suffer a loss, coverage could be denied because you weren't maintaining the asset.

Boring as it might be, take a few moments (hours) to read your Policy.
Dale C. Hittle of GOLDEN RULE PROPERTIES in Glover, Vermont
Where We're Always Striving To Put Together "THE FAIR DEAL"

#379664 - 06/16/11 01:10 PM Re: Home Owner's Insurance Question [Re: JohnJohny]
drejon Offline

Registered: 04/02/11
Posts: 42
Loc: buena park
Never thought of it that way for the insurers’ perspective. That’s a good question to ask on their part. Not if but when.

#395874 - 11/30/11 12:19 PM Re: Home Owner's Insurance Question [Re: JohnJohny]
Shannon22 Offline

Registered: 11/29/11
Posts: 31
Loc: Kansas
Yep, they are making an investment into the future of the house just as you are, too. Plus, you would want the resale value of the entire property to be as high as possible just in case you might need to claim an insurance waiver.

#409478 - 07/01/12 07:35 PM Re: Home Owner's Insurance Question [Re: JohnJohny]
paigeknotts Offline
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Registered: 06/27/12
Posts: 2
Loc: United States
i think its pretty normal

Edited by paigeknotts (07/01/12 07:38 PM)

#415253 - 11/02/12 01:09 PM Re: Home Owner's Insurance Question [Re: JohnJohny]
Malok Offline

Registered: 08/18/07
Posts: 441
Loc: Kentucky - in a barn!
Definitely normal part of the process. You have to maintain what they are expected to insure.

#415324 - 11/03/12 02:33 PM Re: Home Owner's Insurance Question [Re: JohnJohny]
Scintillion Offline

Registered: 01/26/12
Posts: 437
Loc: Colorado, USA
As some others have stated, the insurance company is certainly going to want you to paint the home and expect you to keep it and other maintenance issues in check.

#415406 - 11/06/12 02:54 AM Re: Home Owner's Insurance Question [Re: JohnJohny]
Musa Opondo Offline

Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 210
Loc: USA
Weird but normal.They should have been kind though to explain to you why it has to be painted.

#438097 - 08/06/14 01:35 AM Re: Home Owner's Insurance Question [Re: JohnJohny]
Johan Michal Offline
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Registered: 08/04/14
Posts: 7
Loc: USA
Yeah… its normal process.

#438936 - 09/09/14 03:40 AM Re: Home Owner's Insurance Question [Re: JohnJohny]
Nashville Homes Offline

Registered: 07/25/13
Posts: 113
Loc: Nashville, TN
smile Don't worry, and just consider it an investment in the home!

#455403 - 11/13/16 06:42 PM Re: Home Owner's Insurance Question [Re: JohnJohny]
elizabethbeck001 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/16
Posts: 3
Loc: louisiana
Thank you for your information. It was really helpful.


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