Question

How does insurance replace or compensate for damage to custom artwork?

I have water damage in home, one room has custom painted wall murals totaling 126 sq ft. I have a bed room and living room with water damage from a leaking roof. The bedroom has custom drawn and painted murals (on three walls totaling 126 sq ft). Our insurance company said that they will repair drywall and repaint the walls but they verbally say that they are keeping the value of the murals open-ended. This worries me because in the estimate there is no mention of the murals repainting or compensating for them. How do I estimate the value? I would like to have them redone however they are custom. I do not want to settle for painting solid wall colors.

Oct 22, 2018 Oxford, MI

Answer
Ava Lynch

Oct 22, 2018

This question is very specific to your homeowner's policy.  Your agent will be able to tell you what type of coverage you have and the adjuster will be able to tell you how much they will pay to repair the damages. Usually, when there is custom work, it needs to be stated in your policy when it is written. The best thing you can do is contact your insurance company. They will be able to give you accurate and detail information of what and how the damage will be covered. Good luck and if you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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