How Builders Risk Insurance Can Make or Break a Contractors Career


So what does it take for a builder or contractor to be hugely successful? Is it good planning with key property selection for investment?

Smart plot selection when choosing a place to build? Or could it be as simple as finding the best and most reliable subcontractors? The truth is, it is all of that and more.

Many builders don’t realize that consistent administrative work must be done and done correctly in order to have a successful contracting business. For example, many home builders are advised to apply for a builder’s risk insurance policy.

What is builders risk?

This type of policy protects builders from loss regarding raw materials or any aspect of the construction procedure. Thus, they can safely move through the project to completion.

Let’s consider the risks that would cause this type of policy to be necessary.

From the outset of a project, the construction process is exposed to risks. Beginning with the transportation of raw materials to the construction site and the possible mishaps that can happen during transport, the risks of damaging or losing materials continues to be present throughout a building contract.

The first step in mitigating the risk of financial setbacks due to these risks is to get a builder’s risk policy. This policy would ensure that in case of damages or loss (such as theft), the builder would be reimbursed for the replacement costs of these materials.

Covered incidents typically include fire, vandalism, wind, hail, and more. Even the theft of raw materials can be covered by the right kind of policy.

In addition to materials, some policies also provide coverage for the large, expensive machinery that is used at the construction site.

These machines, of course, are susceptible to malfunction, vandalism, theft, and weather damage, all of which can cause a delay in the work needing to be accomplished to finish the project.

A wise builder will always get a policy of risk insurance for his construction project before he begins the work. To ensure success, the potential risks caused by common issues must absolutely be addressed.

Recent Posts