Florida homeowners can use the Wind Insurance Savings Calculator to determine how much they will save on home insurance with a FORTIFIED Roof. According to flordiadisaster.org "Florida Statute 627.0629(1) requires insurance companies to offer Florida homeowners "discounts, credits, or other rate differentials..." for construction techniques that reduce damage and loss in windstorms."
FORTIFIED can qualify homeowners for discounts, including roof deck attachment, secondary water resistance, and roof covering. Other levels of FORTIFIED, including Silver, may be eligible for even more mitigation credits.
The Louisiana Residential Property Storm Mitigation Incentives provides insurance premium discounts when a homeowner builds or retrofits a structure to comply with the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code. The credits also apply if mitigation improvements, demonstrated to reduce the amount of loss from a windstorm or hurricane, are installed.
The Maryland Insurance Administration INSURANCE PREPAREDNESS GUIDE FOR NATURAL DISASTERS For all homeowner policies issued, delivered or renewed on or after June 1, 2009, insurers are required by law to offer a discount to policyholders. To qualify, policyholders must submit proof to the insurance company that they completed qualified mitigation actions that mitigate loss from a hurricane or other storm covered under the policy. (page 2 of Guide)
Oklahoma House Bill 1720 establishes the FORTIFIED standard as the state mitigation standard. The bill allows insurance companies to set actuarially sound rate discounts for homes that are certified to meet the standard. Additionally, the bill opens the door for other building standards to be eligible for insurance discounts only if they meet or exceed the FORTIFIED standard.
Homes with a FORTIFIED designation will qualify for insurance discounts through the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) and some insurance companies. FORTIFIED can also be eligible for many other discounts such as opening protection, wind-resistant construction, secondary water barrier. Contact your insurer and shop your insurance.
All homes in some regions of Coastal Texas must undergo an inspection to qualify for any insurance from TWIA. Learn more about the Texas Department of Insurance Windstorm (TWIA) Inspection Program with their FAQs To be eligible for windstorm and hail insurance coverage through TWIA, new structures, alterations, additions, or repairs to existing structures, including re-roofs or roof repairs, located in the designated catastrophe areas must be constructed and inspected according to the building specifications adopted by the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI).
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