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The Personal Insurance Home Insurance Reviews

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Category: Snow, Hail Damage
(1.9 out of 5 stars)
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Hail damage nightmare

(1.2 out of 5 stars)
by Disgruntled and annoyed Mar 14, 2016
...Similar to another review on here, we had hail damage in Airdrie in summer 2914. Dealing with the personal and their mandatory contractor Belfor has been one of the most horrible experiences of my life! We wanted to use our own contractor but to do that they would only pay out about $11000 on the $25000 of work :( . It took nearly a year to get started and it has dragged on to the point that we are STILL waiting for some things. They would only do two sides of the house despite our siding being discontinued so we have a multi colored home... The Windows had to be replaced FIVE times over ELEVEN visits (for which I had to become all day), due to multiple mistakes (shout out to Chinook Glass in Calgary the subcontractor, they were the most unprofessional company ever).... One window still rattles loudly with any wind. I am appalled and cannot wait to switch insurers. Beware to those thinking you are getting a deal with the Personal, you will pay for it in the long run. We have had a few car claims with relatively little problems... But fixing the hail damage on our truck was also a nightmare, a tale for another day!...
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Hail Claim

(4.2 out of 5 stars)
by Nelda Jun 24, 2015
...Had a bad hail storm which caused damage to home and also a rental. The Personal had an adjuster come with a reconstruction company guy to go over both houses. The reconstruction company would have done everything which would have been no hassle for us, but we took a pay out on some stuff and got work done by other tradesmen. I think The Personal took good care of us overall. We got coverage for "damage" which we hadn't even expected to get! On the downside, the Personal, when it comes to hail damage, only does direct damage. This means that only two sides of our rental were covered regardless of the fact that a siding match could not be found. However, I emailed the guy at The Personal directly (on advice of the adjuster) and he agreed to do the third side because it was so visible from the front of the house. The fourth side we are paying for ourselves which may sound bad since many (most?) people got all 4 sides done on their insurance, however, when I found out what their premiums were compared to what we pay, I was MORE than happy to pay for that fourth side! Also our deductible was $1000 for both houses together whereas many people I spoke to had a $2500 deductible so that more than paid for that 4th side right there. So we've been pleased so far (this is the first claim we have had with them) so I wanted to be sure to make a positive review since so often people only do a review when they are ticked off!...
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