Typically, it’s more challenging to insure homes under renovation. That’s not the case at Square One Insurance Services. We make it easy for you to properly insure your soon-to-be new home. In fact, your home renovation insurance policy with Square One includes guaranteed building replacement cost coverage and comprehensive protection.
And best of all, our policies are about $75/month. Continue reading to learn why Square One is right for you.
Don't just take our word for it. Here are some of the reviews that contribute to our average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5. Want to read more? Visit our reviews page.
Thank you for the easy renewal for our home insurance. We have been very happy with Square One and were really happy that upon renewal our home insurance went down. I can not remember the last time, if ever, that upon renewing home insurance our policy for the year was less than the year before.
I spent a while looking at options for rental insurance. Even called a local broker. Square One provided, by far, the best process. The online forms clearly indicate what your options are, allow you to weigh the pros and cons of your selections against alternatives, and provide immediate feedback on price. The wording on the policy itself is also clear and easy to understand, and when I requested a callback to ask about coverage limits, I received a call right away, and the fellow I spoke with was super helpful.
I called various insurance providers to get quotes for my home insurance, but once I spoke to Kayla at Square One, it was clear that she had an in-depth knowledge of Square One products. Kayla had the patience to understand my needs and guide me through the entire process, an exceptionally intuitive approach and she tweaked the policy to my specific needs. I ended up switching home insurance for my other house too which I hadn’t planned. Thanks to Kayla for helping me save money without compromising my core needs.
When I phoned, Alaina was super helpful to me as a first-time buyer and patiently explained anything I had questions about. Then I thought it was pretty cool you could customize it and mull it over online before purchasing.
I had the unfortunate experience of navigating a flood shortly after moving into our new apartment. It's supposed to be a pain in the rear to go through the claims process. It's confusing, it even feels a bit embarrassing—but the team at Square One (and their partners) were incredible to deal with. They made a really bad situation good(-ish). Super responsive, sympathetic to what happened, treated me like a human. I'm a customer for life ... if only they offered more than just property insurance!
The people I dealt with were polite, understandable, and especially patient and clear in explaining options or choices. They were never pushy, patronizing or arrogant. It was a pleasure.
I literally set up new rental insurance at my new place in less than 10 minutes online. The questioning was easy, thorough and concise. I had my new policy by email just a minute after completing it online. Pricing was very fair with yearly and monthly payment options. Highly recommend!
Had 7 minutes to get this done while riding the SkyTrain home and got it completed as I rolled into my stop. Kudos!
I called to transition my policy to another type. I was worried it would be complex and time-consuming. Instead, it was easy peasy, smooth, and everything was reviewed with me and all my questions answered. I'm always so impressed by Square One!
I asked quotes from a variety of providers, and after going through reviews and coverages, I'm glad I chose Square One. Whereas other companies automatically add coverage for things you might not need (jewellery, sporting equipment, etc.), Square One allows you to decide what you want covered and just how much you want the coverage and deductible to be. I'm feeling extremely comfortable moving into my new place with this policy... although I sure hope I never need to use it!
4.7 out of 5. That's how customers rate Square One Insurance Services after writing 24,690 reviews. And with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, people clearly love the way we're changing home renovation insurance.
With Square One, you can get a quote, buy a policy and even submit a claim – all online, from the comfort of your own home. Quotes and policies are managed through your online account, but if you need help, expert assistance from one of our licensed insurance agents is just a webchat or phone call away.
All policies from Square One represent the highest level of protection currently available in Canada. We make it easy for you to protect your home against common perils (such as water damage and theft) and we even cover the costs of rebuilding your home to meet the latest bylaw or code changes.
Get the peace of mind you deserve. Simply insure your home to Square One’s suggested limit and, if you experience a loss, we’ll rebuild your home, even if the cost of doing so exceeds your limit of insurance.
All policies protect most common personal property items including laptops, smartphones and furniture. If you own specialty property (such as bicycles or fine arts) you can also add coverage to your policy. That way, you only pay to insure what you actually own.
Making a claim with Square One is easy. In fact, most of the process can be done online. You'll get your own dedicated adjuster to work with you from start to finish to make sure you’re back on your feet in no time. And, Square One pays out on 90% of all claims submitted.
We’re confident you’ll love our service and stay with us. That’s why we don’t lock you into a contract. With us, you can pay monthly or annually and there’s no fixed-term contract. You can also change your payment preferences through your online account.
ready for an online quote? Policies start at $12/month if you rent your home and $40/month if you own your home. To see how much you can save with Square One, get a personalized online quote now.
When you buy renovation construction insurance from us, the experience is straightforward from claim to quote. Click on the tabs below to learn about the coverages, deductibles, protection and claim service offered by Square One. You can also download sample policy wordings.
House coverages. Your house is probably the largest asset you own. So, properly protecting it is really important. Our system will help you determine the estimated rebuild cost for your house, which will form the basis of your building limit. You'll then have the option of insuring any detached structures on your property as well as landscaping, fences and gardening equipment.
Personal property and specialty coverages. Traditional providers don't give you much control when it comes to insuring the contents of your home. They include pre-packaged protection that is based on your house's rebuild cost. And, they automatically include protection for specialty property whether you own it or not.
At Square One, you decide what specialty property you insure and for how much. You also decide how much protection you need for your most common personal property, which includes appliances, electronics, furniture, and clothing.
Other coverages. There are a few other coverages that are essential to any insurance policy, including liability protection.
Policy deductibles. A policy deductible is the amount you must pay before your home insurance policy will respond. For example, if your $2,500 laptop is stolen and the claim is subject to a $1,000 deductible, you pay $1,000 and your policy will cover the remaining $1,500. The higher the deductible you select, the lower the premium you pay on your insurance.
Below are the various deductibles that may apply. It's important to note that only one deductible applies per claim even if payments are made under multiple policy coverages. The type of loss will determine the deductible that applies.
Earthquake: This deductible applies to each insured loss resulting from an earthquake. While earthquakes don't happen often, they cause significant damage when they do. As such, earthquake deductibles tend to be higher than those for other types of loss. Depending on where you live, you may be presented with a couple options.
Inland flood: This deductible applies to each insured loss resulting from an inland flood. If this deductible applies, you may be presented with a couple options. Please note that not all areas are eligible for inland flood protection.
Glass: This policy protects against damage to glass that forms part of your home, including windows and sliding doors, subject to the standard deductible. For a small additional charge, you can eliminate the deductible for glass damage.
Comprehensive protection. At Square One, you get a comprehensive (all-risk) policy. That means you're protected against all types of loss, except for those listed in the exclusions. Commonly covered losses include break-ins, burst pipes, hailstorms, fires, and more. Commonly excluded losses include coastal floods, repeated leakage, and wear and tear.
For complete details on what is and isn’t covered, please refer to your policy wordings or download our sample wordings.Download sample policy wordings
Making a claim. You buy insurance for peace-of-mind, so if you do need to make a claim we believe it should be simple and stress-free. That's why all Square One customers are protected by our commitment to handling claims fairly: