What Does Home Insurance Actually Do?

Congratulations! You are about to buy your first home in the Woodstock, GA area. Buying home insurance is one of the items on that must-do list that’s a million things long. Besides being required to purchase it to appease your mortgage company, what does home insurance actually do for you? Peter Laczko Insurance Inc. is here to answer all of your questions and help you purchase the right policy that fits your life and your budget.

Protects Your Largest Investment

If your home is damaged by a storm, a fire or if a vandal destroys a part of the property, home insurance will help you pay to restore the structure and property. Maintaining the home helps to protect its resale value, which ensures that you will enjoy long term benefits of home ownership.

Can Help Replace Possessions

In case of total loss, it’s not just the walls and windows that will need replacing. Your home insurance will help you carry on with life by replacing clothes, furniture, kitchen goods, and electronics.  Talk to your agent about full replacement coverage for exceptional items such as collectibles, jewelry, and valuables.

Provides Shelter

If your home is not habitable after a catastrophic incident, your insurance can help pay for short-term shelter until you can reoccupy your property.

Provides Liability Insurance

Accidents do and will happen. Guests who injure themselves while on your property can have their medical bills and expenses covered, ensuring that your savings account remains intact for true personal emergencies.

If you’d like to learn more about home insurance in the Woodstock, GA area, give the friendly agents a call at Peter Laczko Insurance Inc. to set up an informative appointment. We look forward to helping you settle into your new house.

Different Kinds Of Home Insurance Options

Your home is most likely the largest single investment you’ll ever make. Whether living in Woodstock, GA or anywhere else in the state, it is important to protect this investment. The primary way to do this is to take advantage of home owner’s insurance. There are different kinds of home owners insurance to consider, so before you move forward with implementing one form of coverage for your home, we at Insure Your Toy want to make sure you have the right coverage for your individual financial and personal needs. 


The HO-1 is a standard, entry level form of insurance. It provides protection against 10 different problems you may face, including fire/smoke, riots, damage from aircraft, vehicles, vandalism, theft, lightening, explosions and even volcanic eruptions. Now, you probably won’t need to worry about volcanic eruptions in Woodstock, GA, but just about everything else is important. There might be an explosion with the gas line, or someone can break into the house. The vast majority of coverage will come in extremely helpful. 


This upgraded policy includes everything you’ll find in the first policy, but adds falling objects, damage from ice, snow and sleet, freezing in your AC unit, breaking of your water pipes and damage from artificially generated electrical currents. Coverage for a burst pipe is valuable, as you never know when a pipe might burst, especially when you are out for the holidays. 

HO-3 and 4

These different kinds of insurance are options you probably will not need. HO-4 is for renting out your home. You’ll want this on top of the other coverage if you do decide to rent your house. HO-3 is the most common form of insurance as it gives the same basic coverage as HO-2, it doesn’t limit coverage and it insured attached structures (such as a deck or other feature you may have added ). This way, everything you own in and around the home is protected.