TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Institute for the Building Envelope (IBE) released the following statement today after the Florida State House unanimously passed HB 799. The bill requires insurance companies to provide premium reductions for homes with wind uplift prevention solutions.
“After last year’s devastating hurricane season in Florida, I am glad to see the House take action to encourage homeowners to improve their home’s resiliency,” said IBE Board Member Doug Brady. “Wind uplift prevention is a key deterrent to losing a roof during high-winds. By strengthening the building envelope, Florida homes will be better protected against natural disasters.”
The bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate on Monday.
IBE is a trade association formed by industry leaders in an effort to promote innovative, multifunctional materials that can increase energy efficiency, safety, and comfort. A well-designed building envelope can combat climate change, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and help structures better withstand natural disasters. IBE provides a forum for consumers and policymakers seeking to improve public policy related to commercial and residential building materials. For more information, visit theibe.org.