It is often assumed that self storage facilities will automatically provide insurance for the items being placed into storage. This is not the case in Florida. We will offer you full or comprehensive item insurance when you come in to rent. It is optional and you will contract directly with the insurance company. Check with your homeowners or renters insurance agent to see if your property in secure storage is covered.
It is recommended that you check your insurance options carefully before signing your storage rental agreement and placing your items into self storage. In fact, your first step should be to contact your homeowner/renter insurance agent to see if the items placed in the self storage facility will be covered by your current policy. It may be that you are fully covered for items stored away from home or you may be able to pay an additional premium to get such coverage. This option should be much cheaper than taking out a separate insurance policy. If you do provide your own insurance coverage, be aware that the self storage facility you choose may ask to see proof of your policy before renting you space.
Should you purchase insurance? Ask yourself these questions: