This policy helps pay for repair or replacement of a contractor’s tools and equipment if they are lost, stolen, or damaged. The items typically must be less than five years old.
Contractor’s tools and equipment insurance is a type of inland marine insurance designed for mobile items. As you travel from one installation job to another, you need insurance that covers your tools and equipment wherever you take them. If your drywall finishing tools are stolen from outside a client’s home, for instance, contractor’s tools and equipment insurance can pay the replacement cost.
This policy usually offers coverage for:
If you run a small installation business, you should look into bundling contractor’s equipment insurance with your general liability insurance or business owner's policy (BOP). This policy offers coverage for up to $10,000. If you have more expensive equipment, you may need to purchase inland marine insurance.
Speak with a licensed Insureon agent about contractor’s equipment coverage for your installation company.
Contractor’s tools and equipment coverage doesn’t only pay for stolen items like a tool box that disappears from your truck. If your equipment is damaged by vandalism or a work accident, this policy will pay for repair or replacement. However, it does not cover general wear and tear.
Contractor’s tools and equipment insurance covers the value of lost, stolen, and damaged items, but it doesn’t provide coverage for injuries or many other risks. Installation business owners should also consider:
General liability insurance: This policy covers legal defense costs from a customer's bodily injury or property damage, such as a customer who sues an appliance installer over scratched hardwood floors.
Commercial auto insurance: This policy covers accidents involving a vehicle owned by your installation business. Most states require this coverage for vehicles owned by a business. You may need a mobile equipment endorsement for forklifts and other machinery driven on public roads.
Cyber insurance: Any business that handles personal information, from credit card numbers to email addresses, should carry this coverage. It covers costs related to data breaches and cyberattacks.
Are you ready to safeguard your installation business with contractor’s tools and equipment insurance, or another policy? Complete Insureon’s easy online application today. Once you find the right policy, you can begin coverage in less than 24 hours.