TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Institute for the Building Envelope (IBE) released the following statement today after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 799 into law. The bill requires insurance companies to provide premium reductions for homes with wind uplift prevention solutions.
“Florida has seen more than its fair share of destruction thanks to hurricanes. Now, thanks to Governor DeSantis and Florida lawmakers, homeowners can receive a premium reduction to protect their homes during natural disasters,” said IBE Board Member Doug Brady. “Wind uplift prevention is one of the best ways to prevent losing a roof during a storm. I thank Governor DeSantis for signing into law incentives for homeowners to improve their homes’ resiliency.”
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.