TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Institute for the Building Envelope (IBE) released the following statement today after the Florida State Senate passed HB 799. The bill requires insurance companies to provide premium reductions for homes with wind uplift prevention solutions. The House passed the bill Thursday.
“It is National Hurricane Preparedness Week, making it a great time for the Florida Legislature to incentivize homeowners to improve their homes’ resiliency,” said IBE Board Member Doug Brady. “High winds during hurricanes and other natural disasters can have devastating damage. Wind uplift prevention is a key way to prevent losing the roof of your house during high-winds. I urge the House to quickly pass the updated bill to help protect Florida homes against natural disasters.”
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.