Did you know that you can get a free wind inspection report on your home? With a free wind inspection from the MSFH program, Floridians can learn how safe their homes are, and what they can do to strengthen their homes against hurricanes. They can also found out if they are eligible for savings on their hurricane insurance premiums. Homeowners who receive an inspection through the MSFH program may also be eligible for matching grants up to $5,000 to help harden their homes. Any Floridian who lives in a single-family site-built home is eligible. Homeowners who receive free wind inspections through the MSFH program will receive a detailed inspection report, complete with eligibility information on matching grants and estimated insurance premium discounts, if applicable.
In order to be eligible for the program matching grant reimbursements of up to $5,000, homeowners who sign up now must meet the following requirements under a new law: have received a completed wind inspection report after May 1, 2007; live in a single- family, site-built home built before March 1, 2002; have a valid homestead exemption; insured value of $300,000 or less; and be located in the wind-borne debris region. CFO Sink this week led the Florida Cabinet to require insurance companies for the next 90 days to recognize the MSFH wind inspection reports as sufficient evidence for homeowners to access insurance premium discounts, if they are eligible.
New applicants can apply at the MSFH program Web site at www.MySafeFloridaHome.com or over the program toll-free helpline at 1-866-513-MSFH (6734).