Protect Your Assets
with an Insurance Appraisal
Protect Your Assets
with an Insurance Appraisal
An insurance appraisal provides an estimate of total replacement cost for a property in the event of a total loss. We call this the Total Insurable Value (TIV) and it is used for placing property insurance.
An insurance appraisal provides an estimate of total replacement cost for a property in the event of a total loss. We call this the Total Insurable Value (TIV) and it is used for placing property insurance.
Four Reasons You Need an Annual Insurance Appraisal
Four Reasons You Need an Annual Insurance Appraisal
Sufficient Insurance Coverage
An annual insurance appraisal ensures that you have sufficient insurance covered in the case of a total loss. Click here to read about a 2019 fire in Chilliwack, British Columbia – a worst-case example of what can happen when you are underinsured.
Avoid Overpayment on Premiums
An appraisal completed by an accredited appraiser ensures you are only paying for the insurance you need and no more. Without one, you may be carrying excessive replacement costs, and as a result paying, too much for insurance. 
Avoid Co-insurance
When a property does not have a current appraisal, it may be subject to a co-insurance clause that requires the owners to self insure a percentage of the replacement cost. 
Fulfill Fiduciary Duty
An up-to-date appraisal ensures that council or board members are complying with their provincial Strata or Condo Acts, which mandate that the board insure the property for a value equal to total replacement cost. Only a professional appraiser can determine the correct replacement value. 
Edmonton Insurance Appraisals
Accredited Insurance Appraisal Experts
At Normac, we specialize in insurance appraisals - it is the only type of appraisal we do!

While other companies offer various types of appraisal services, our team specializes in replacement cost reports. There is no confusion in our valuation methods – our reports are reliable and accurate.

Protect your assets with an insurance appraisal from Normac.
Accredited Insurance
Appraisal Experts
At Normac, we specialize in insurance appraisals - it is the only type of appraisal we do!

While other companies offer various types of appraisal services, our team specializes in replacement cost reports. There is no confusion in our valuation methods – our reports are reliable and accurate.

Protect your assets with an insurance appraisal from Normac.
The Normac Difference
Competitive Pricing

We have a competitive fee structure with no additional charges for
appraisal updates in years 2 & 3 of
our three-year programs.

Experienced Appraisers

Our team has over 20 years of experience, having appraised more than $800B in replacement costs, in over 120 cities across Canada.

Unparalleled Customer Service

Our dedicated client services team is always on standby, ready to answer your questions and support you throughout the appraisal process.

Proactive Appraisal Management

Our reports are delivered quickly, with updates provided 60-90 days in advance of effective dates along with reminders for program renewals.

Alignment with Renewal Dates

We can coordinate the appraisal effective date with the insurance renewal date, preventing
mid-term limit adjustments.

COVID-19 Response

The health and safety of our clients and staff is our top priority. As an essential service, we continue to serve our clients with as little disruption as possible.

Industry-Leading Reports
Our appraisal reports are comprehensive and trusted by insurance brokers, property managers, and owners for their accurate and justifiable valuations. Reports are prepared in conformity with the Canadian Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
Industry-Leading Reports
Our appraisal reports are comprehensive and trusted by insurance brokers, property managers, and owners for their accurate and justifiable valuations. Reports are prepared in conformity with the Canadian Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
Our valuations include:
  • DETAILED property description with identifying photos and easy-to-find Total Insurable Value (TIV).
  • COMPREHENSIVE construction type summary that outlines frame type, floor and roof structure and materials, all heating, plumbing and electrical systems, fire protection details, and more.
  • ALL STRUCTURES, landscaping, finishes, and common equipment. More on inclusions here.
  • CONSIDERATION of all materials to rebuild, labour and professional fees, taxes and fluctuations, all demolition and removal costs to prepare the site for reconstruction, and costs to upgrade the property to meet current regional building codes and municipal bylaws including fire protection and accessibility.
  • A BREAKDOWN of different sections so brokers can secure the best terms based on construction type.
Experience With All Property Types
Case Studies

The following are fictitious properties which reflect actual scenarios that we see frequently across the various property types.

See why owners, property managers, and insurance brokers trust Normac.
Experience the Normac Difference
See why owners, property managers, and insurance brokers trust Normac.
Experience the Normac Difference

Have you heard the term “insurance appraisal” at your strata meeting and wondered what exactly it is and why it is needed?  Cameron Carter, President of Normac, gives us an in depth explanation as to what an insurance appraisal encompasses and who needs it in this short video.

Our team of experienced Insurance Appraisers endeavors to provide the highest quality appraisals in our industry. The main purpose of an insurance appraisal is to provide an estimate for replacement cost. We refer to this as Total Insurance Value (TIV) and it comprises the following:

  • The structures including foundations, frame, exterior & interior walls, roof structure, roofing, interior finishes, HVAC, electrical, lighting, fire protection equipment, and elevators;
  • The site improvements such as: pavement, curbs, trees, grass, and fencing;
  • An allowance for demolition and removal costs; and
  • An allowance to bring the original structure up to current Provincial and Municipal Codes for fire protection, parking, and handicapped access.

Our appraisals include photographs, construction details, description of assets included, description of assets excluded, the appraisal process described, and our replacement cost conclusion. Normac provides multi-year appraisal programs for our clients. The cost of the appraisal includes the initial appraised value, plus free annual updates.

To learn more about the significance of insurance appraisals, please visit our FAQ page.