Yes, You Need Self Storage Insurance
What would you do if the unimaginable happened to your worldly possessions? Whether you own a home or rent, insuring the things you own is a wise choice. Most folks wouldn’t dream of driving a car without car insurance, but recent surveys by InsuranceQuotes.com found only one-third of those leasing their home or apartment have renters insurance.
But what happens when you put your belongings into a storage unit? Depending on whether you rent or own your home, you are probably asking yourself one of the following three questions:
- 1. Does renters insurance cover storage units?
- 2. Does homeowners insurance cover storage units?
- 3. What if I don’t have either insurance?
Most likely, these types of policies don’t cover off-premises personal property, which would include items in a storage unit. And even if they do, they’ll have strict limitations that may leave you underinsured, and deductibles that will leave a dent in your wallet.
Nevertheless, whether you have personal property insurance or not, for approximately the cost of a delivered pizza each month, you can purchase insurance for items in storage. SBOA Tenant Insurance is a nationally recognized company providing insurance for storage units so your stored items are covered in the case of a burglary or catastrophic event. Even climate-change naysayers can’t argue with the increasing number of hurricanes and tornados!
The bottom line? More often than not, self storage customers will want the peace of mind that comes with having self storage unit insurance for their stored belongings. Insurance experts like those at SBOA can help you determine the type and amount of insurance you will need for your personal belongings at your storage location. However, if you plan to store a vehicle contact your car insurance agent or a company that offers car storage insurance because laws governing car insurance vary by state.
If you need help purchasing storage unit insurance you can pick up an SBOA Tenant Insurance brochure in one of our Metro Self Storage offices, visit their website at www.sboati.com or call 800-792-0345. A member of our friendly storage team will gladly help you enroll in the SBOA Tenant Insurance program and collect your monthly premium as part of your storage rent for your convenience.