Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The Importance of comparing Buildings Insurance cover

Before you signed on the dotted line and the sign in front of the house went from “On Sale” to “Sold”, remember how much time you spent comparing everything? From neighborhoods, design styles, which bank offered you a better rate and so much more…

The same amount of comparison and weighing of options needs to go into choosing the ideal insurance for your home and you.  Having Buildings Insurance is essential for every homeowner, having the option to compare different insurers is just as essential.

When deciding on the best cover for your home, compare at least 3 different insurers based on the following factors:

  • Premium/pricing: When it comes to insurance, we are always tempted to opt for the lowest premium value, but experts advise that going for the lowest premium may mean compromising on what you are covered for.
  • Value for Money: Find out what each insurance company will cover your home for. This includes the rand value and the type of damage your home is covered for. Some cover types need to be supplemented because they don’t cover things like burst geysers, or flooding. You don’t want to find yourself paying for insurance only to find out that you’re not covered for that particular thing when you claim, make sure you understand what’s included and what’s excluded before you decide.
  • Reviews and Recommendations: What other customers are saying about the service and their claims experience with each insurer should tell you a lot about what you can expect if you were to sign up as their customer. Go online, read some reviews, talk to your homeowner friends about their insurer and see which company will suit you from a customer expectation perspective.
  • Excesses: You also need to consider what excesses are involved when you need to claim, what the respective excess amounts are and if you are prepared and able to cover these amounts from your own pocket in the event that you need to make a claim.


Insuring with your bank? If your home insurance is currently covered by your bank, or if you’re buying a new home, don’t let the bank or the institute you’re taking your bond with force you into taking their option. Always compare with the other options that are out there to make sure you are getting value for money and that your home is in good hands.

When you compare you get to see what options are available for you and you’re equipped with the right information which enables you to make a more informed decision.

With 1st for Women’s Comprehensive Buildings Insurance cover we have designed it specifically for women and women’s needs at the perfect price point.

When you take up Comprehensive Buildings Insurance with us, we’ll protect the structure of your home against damage caused by fires, lightning, explosions, earthquakes, burst water pipes, storms, floods, falling trees, and so much more.

Aside from the protection that Buildings Insurance offers your home it also gives you peace of mind and financial protection should something unfortunate happen.

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