Hurricane Resilience Can Reduce South Carolina Homeowners' Insurance Cost

November 1, 2019
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Homes in South Carolina that have certain hurricane resilience features can save money on insurance for owners. Items such as impact glass windows or hurricane-rated windows; and actions such as bracing the roof connections in an attic, or installing a secondary water barrier while replacing a roof can qualify for insurance discounts.
 
In South Carolina’s coastal counties, wind and hail insurance is one of the largest annual expenses that homeowners face. State law requires insurance companies to provide discounts for storm mitigation measures. Discounts vary from one company to another, but some features can reduce hurricane insurance premiums by 10% or more.

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