Ironically, the most beautiful areas of our country are the most likely to be struck by severe weather. Hurricanes, tornadoes and blizzards can strike with little warning. According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, weather and climate related disasters cause more than $10 billion per year in damage. Homeowner’s insurance can help save you from some of the cost associated with hurricane damage. But can you hedge your bets and save even more on insurance if you install hurricane windows and shutters?
The answer is yes. As of 2016, Florida state law guarantees insurance “savings to consumers who install or implement windstorm damage mitigation techniques.”
Saving Money With Impact Windows
Impact windows lower homeowner’s insurance because they are designed to resist breaking when struck by wind driven debris. They are typically made with double or even triple pane glass and as an added bonus, they are naturally energy-efficient.
Saving Money With Hurricane Shutters
In many parts of the country, hurricane shutters are unheard of, but here in southwest Florida they are needed. Hurricane shutters are metal window coverings may be closed before a storm. They can be made to swing open and closed or roll up like a garage door. If your home isn’t protected by hurricane glass and shutters, it’s recommended you call a company like Storm Solutions to talk about your options. Not only will you protect your home and your family, you’ll save money on your insurance.