Commercial property insurance is used to cover any commercial property. Commercial property insurance protects commercial property from such perils as fire, theft, and natural disaster. A variety of businesses, including manufacturers, retailers, service-oriented businesses, and not-for-profit organizations carry commercial property insurance. It is generally bundled together with other forms of insurance, such as commercial general liability insurance.
Factors Considered in a Commercial Property Insurance
Location: Buildings in cities or towns with excellent fire protection typically cost less to insure than buildings outside a city or in areas with limited fire protection.
Construction: Buildings made of potentially combustible materials will have higher premiums, while those made of fire-resistant materials could earn a discount. Additions to an existing structure might affect a fire rating, so it’s a good idea to talk to an agent or insurance company before remodeling. Internal structural elements can also change a fire rating. Using wood partitions, floors, and stairways in an otherwise fire-resistant building will likely nullify any rate reduction. Fire-resistant interior walls, floors, and doors can help maintain a good fire rating.
Occupancy: A building’s use also affects its fire rating. An office building will likely rate better than a restaurant or auto repair shop. In a building with multiple tenants, one hazardous occupant will negatively affect the fire rating of the entire building. If a business is in a building with a more hazardous tenant, premiums will be higher.
Fire and theft protection: How far are the nearest fire hydrant and fire station? Does the business have a fire alarm and sprinkler system? How about a security system?
Property to Consider for Commercial Property Insurance
Some particular places on your property to consider insuring include:
The building that houses your business, including if it is owned or rented
All office equipment, including computers, phone systems, and furniture, whether they’re owned or leased
Accounting records and essential company documents
Manufacturing or processing equipment
Inventory kept in stock
Fence and landscaping
Signs and satellite dishes
Contact one of our agents for any questions or concerns in regard to your commercial property insurance www.713auto.com or 7134-782-2886