Are you a Florida homeowner concerned about protecting your property from hurricanes and other natural disasters? Look no further than the My Safe Florida Home Program. This remarkable initiative, recently reinstated by the Florida Legislature, offers a comprehensive solution to fortify your home against wind damage. And partnering with the program is Sash & Sill, a trusted and qualified window and door company that has been at the forefront of home safety in Sarasota.
The My Safe Florida Home Program comprises two key components: Wind Protection Home Checks and Grants for Wind Protection Home Upgrades. Through the program, eligible homeowners can receive a free wind protection home check to identify areas of their homes that can be strengthened to withstand future wind damage. Additionally, qualified homeowners can access grants to support the implementation of wind protection upgrades. This means you may be eligible to upgrade your windows and doors at little to no cost to you.
Sash & Sill, as an approved and qualified contractor, is dedicated to helping you navigate the program and make your home safer and more resilient.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the My Safe Florida Home Program:
What is the My Safe Florida Home Program?
The My Safe Florida Home Program is a state initiative that offers wind protection home checks and grants for wind protection home upgrades to eligible Florida homeowners.
Who is eligible to receive a hurricane mitigation inspection?
If you own a single-family home in Florida that is not a mobile home, you can request a wind protection home check.
How much can I receive through the grant process?
Qualifying homeowners can receive a grant of up to $10,000. The program follows a matching funds approach, where for every $1 the homeowner contributes, the program matches it with $2, up to the maximum grant amount.
Are there any other incentives to offset the cost of mitigation?
Yes, lawmakers have established tax breaks for strengthening homes against storms. You can find more information on these tax breaks at the Florida Department of Revenue’s website.
Can I use my own inspector?
No, a certified inspector will be assigned to conduct the wind protection home check after your application is approved.
Can I choose my own contractor for the home upgrades?
The Department of Financial Services will provide you with a list of contractors approved for the program. Once you receive your grant approval, you can select a contractor from this list. Sash & Sill was the first certified and approved contractor in the area.
What happens after I receive my inspection?
After your inspection report has been reviewed, you will receive an email instructing you to log back into your inspection account. From there, you can apply for the grant if you choose to do so.
How do I calculate my reimbursement amount?
The grant works on a 1:2 matching ratio. The state will cover two-thirds of the total cost, up to $10,000. This means you will be responsible for paying one-third of the project cost.
What do I pay to the contractor I select?
As your chosen contractor, Sash & Sill offers convenient payment options. We require 50% of the total project cost at signing, and we also provide a six-month, interest-free financing option. If you qualify for a grant, it can be applied to your project, either by issuing a refund check to you or by applying the funds directly to your project.
How can I get started?
Contact us at Sash & Sill to begin your home improvement journey. We’re just a phone call away and ready to assist you every step of the way.
At Sash & Sill, we understand that navigating grant programs and home improvement projects can sometimes be overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to guide you every step of the way. We are committed to ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience, so you can focus on the safety and security of your home and loved ones.
As pioneers in our area, Sash & Sill takes great pride in being the first approved and certified contractor in the area for the My Safe Florida Home Program. We have a proven track record of delivering exceptional service and quality craftsmanship to homeowners in Sarasota. By choosing Sash & Sill, you can be confident that you are partnering with a trusted and experienced contractor who has the expertise to implement the program’s guidelines effectively. Your home’s protection is our top priority, and we are dedicated to helping you create a secure and resilient living environment. Trust Sash & Sill to be your partner in making your home safer and more prepared for the challenges of nature.