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Building Permits Can Help With Insurance Claims

Another tip I got from reading “Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur” by Ward Silver was this line from page 1.11.

Being “out of code” may also affect your ability to successfully make a future insurance claim or renew your insurance.

This got me to thinking about the projects I would like to do around the house.  Even though the projects seem like minor modifications to the house (adding outdoor lights to the back of the house), I should probably check with the city.  This will accomplish a couple of things.  One is the city will be verifying the safety of the modification, and the other is that the insurance company will not be able to say the modification invalidates my coverage.