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Hurricane Resistant Construction 2008 Page 1 Hurricane-Resistant Construction The State of Florida has initiated a program ( MySafeFloridaHome ) whereby homeowners may request a free home inspection by a certified home inspector to evaluate the wind resistant features of their home. Participants in the program receive: 1. A home inspection and report that summarizes the results and identifies recommended improvements a homeowner may take to mitigate hurricane damage. 2. A range of cost estimates regarding the recommended mitigation improvements. 3. Insurer-specific information regarding premium discounts correlated with the current mitigation features and the recommended mitigation improvements identified by the inspection. 4. A hurricane resistance rating ranging from 1 - 100 specifying the home's current as well as projected wind resistance capabilities. 5. Financial assistance on a 1:1 dollar match between the state and the homeowner up to a total of $10,000 for a given home. The inspector will complete a check list of features that are considered to be important to protecting the home from wind damage. There are seven specific items that are included in the inspection process: 1. Roof covering 2. Secondary water protection 3. Roof deck attachment 4. Roof-to-wall connection 5. Window protection 6. Door protection (including garage door) 7. Gable-end bracing When recommended by a certified inspector, matching grants may be used only for the following improvements: 1. Opening protection. 2. Exterior doors, including garage doors. 3. Brace gable ends. Approximately 38,000 home improvement grants were approved. A survey of the participants yielded a 24% response in which 33% had taken action to harden their home. Of that 33%, 87% had chosen to install opening protection. Note: The department may require that improvements be made to all openings, including exterior doors and garage doors, as a condition of approving an application for a grant if the department determines that improvements to less than all openings would not substantially improve the structure's ability to withstand hurricane damage.
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Hurricane Resistant Construction 2008 Page 2 Roof Covering Upgrading to stronger hurricane-resistant roof shingles, attached with properly applied and proper type & size roofing nails will reduce the risk of the shingles blowing off your home. Most asphalt shingles are rated to withstand winds up to 60 mph, which is well below the minimum hurricane speed of 70 mph. The only special requirement in most high-wind areas of the country is to use six nails per shingle. The problem with this requirement is that it is not consistent with the current data on how asphalt shingles perform in high wind events. Blueprint for Safety
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course BCN 4023 taught by Professor Stroh during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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