Archive: Kitchen range delivered and a few other condo updates

Posted By on May 29, 2018

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Spent a little more time working on the condo kitchen over a stretched Memorial Day weekend since a replacement range needed to be received (gas version was shipped by mistake on first order). Thankfully was also able to get the templates made for the countertops after adding the stub wall support and some final cabinet box firming up and “trim to wall pieces.” Instead of cutting and dust making inside, I turned the porch into my workshop between threats of rain … what a mess tho!

Condo1718WindMitigationPhoto2018Another positive note is that the “Wind Mitigation Report” was updated required to keep an insurance discount; I noticed an interesting van in the photo  included with the report. HA!

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Info on Wind Mitigation:

What is Wind Mitigation?

Wind mitigation is the process of adding features to your home that help withstand or increase resistance to high winds caused by a major storm or hurricane.

Why Do Florida Homeowners Need It?
Savings

According to the Florida Division of Emergency Management, 15% – 70% of home insurance premiums in Florida can be attributed to wind-damage risk. While there is an upfront cost involved, outfitting your home with wind mitigation features can result in significant long-term savings.

Safety

In addition to saving you money, mitigating your home against severe weather can also protect your family in the event of a major storm. Installing hurricane shutters on your windows or hurricane straps on your roof reduces the risk of flying debris penetrating your home and putting your family in danger.

Wind Mitigation Techniques
Water Barriers

Seal your roof deck, or the layer in between the primary structure and the insulating layer of your roof, to prevent water intrusion that may otherwise occur if roof shingles blow away in extreme wind or from flying debris. This also provides an extra layer of insulation, making your home more energy efficient.

Roof to Foundation Anchoring

Reinforce your home’s walls to the roof and foundation to establish a continuous load path. This enables the outer structure of your home to resist strong winds.

Window and Door Coverings

There are several options available to help protect windows and other openings from the impact of strong wind and flying debris. Popular options include shatterproof windows and storm shutters. Hurricane-rated doors are recommended, especially for garage doors with large openings. Additional bracing can also be installed on existing garage doors.

Conducting Wind Mitigation Inspections

Generally, a wind mitigation inspection is needed to determine which credits apply to a home. During a wind mitigation inspection, a certified inspector looks for key features and add-ons that reduce the amount of damage your home may suffer in the event of a hurricane or strong windstorm.

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