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My Safe FL Home Expands to Condos with HB 1029

In Florida, where the threat of hurricanes looms large each year, protecting homes and communities against the devastating effects of these storms is paramount. As a trusted local roofing contractor serving the St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay area, Ozark Roofing and Construction is committed to ensuring the safety and security of our neighbors’ homes. That’s why we’re excited to share the latest development in hurricane mitigation efforts: the expansion of the My Safe Florida Home Program to include condominiums through House Bill 1029 (HB 1029).

Understanding My Safe FL Home Program

The My Safe Florida Home Program has long served as a guiding light for homeowners striving to strengthen their properties against hurricane damage. By providing wind mitigation inspections and offering grants for home hardening improvements, the program has helped countless Floridians safeguard their homes and reduce insurance premiums. However, condominium associations have not had access to these valuable resources until now.

Introducing My Safe FL Condominium Pilot Program

With the passage of HB 1029, the landscape is changing. The My Safe Florida Condominium Pilot (MSFCP) Program is set to revolutionize how condominium associations address hurricane preparedness and mitigation. Similar to its predecessor, the MSFCP Program will offer condominiums the opportunity to undergo inspections and apply for grants to reinforce their buildings against hurricanes’ destructive forces.

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How HB 1029 Empowers Condo Associations

Under HB 1029, condominium associations can take proactive steps to protect their properties and residents from hurricane damage. Here’s a closer look at how the bill empowers condo associations:

  1. Approval Process: To initiate the process, an association must receive approval from a majority vote of the board of administration or a majority vote of the total voting interests of the association. This ensures that decisions regarding participation in the program are made democratically and with the best interests of all unit owners in mind.
  2. Grant Application: Once approved, the association can apply for a mitigation grant, provided it receives a unanimous vote of all unit owners within the structure or building that is the subject of the grant. This requirement underscores the importance of community involvement and collective responsibility in mitigating hurricane risks.
  3. Transparency and Accountability: To facilitate informed decision-making, associations are required to provide clear disclosure of the MSFCP Program to unit owners before voting takes place. Additionally, signed disclosure forms and meeting minutes must be maintained as part of the association’s official records, ensuring transparency and accountability throughout the process.
  4. Grant Utilization: The grant, limited to $175,000 per association, can be used for a range of improvements aimed at bolstering the building’s resilience, including opening protection, reinforcing roof-to-wall connections, improving roof-deck attachments, and enhancing secondary water resistance for the roof.

Ozark Roofing and Construction: Your Trusted Partner in Hurricane Preparedness

At Ozark Roofing and Construction, we understand the importance of proactive hurricane preparedness. As a local roofing contractor with deep roots in the St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay community, we’re here to support condominium associations every step of the way as they navigate the MSFCP Program.

Why Choose Ozark Roofing and Construction?

  • Local Expertise: With years of experience serving the local community, we understand the unique challenges and needs of homeowners and condominium associations in the area.
  • Commitment to Quality: We take pride in delivering top-tier roofing solutions using the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, backed by lifetime warranties on shingle products and up to 35 years for metal panels.
  • Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed: Our customer-centric approach means that we prioritize open communication, transparency, and ensuring that our clients are satisfied with the results, both during and after the project.
  • Certified Professionals: Our team of roofing experts is certified by leading industry organizations, including Owens Corning, GAF, Versico, Polyglass, Drexel, Elevate, Derbigum, IKO, and Progressive Materials, ensuring that we deliver exceptional service and expertise.

Get Started Today

Are you ready to take proactive steps to protect your condominium against hurricane damage? Contact Ozark Roofing and Construction today to learn more about how we can help you navigate the My Safe Florida Condominium Pilot Program and fortify your building against the forces of nature. Schedule a free inspection and let us guide you through the process of enhancing your property’s resilience and ensuring peace of mind for you and your residents. Together, we can build a safer, stronger community for generations to come.

In conclusion, House Bill 1029 represents a significant milestone in hurricane mitigation efforts in Florida, expanding the reach of the My Safe Florida Home Program to include condominiums and empowering associations to take proactive measures to protect their properties. With Ozark Roofing and Construction as your trusted partner, you can rest assured that your condominium will be well-prepared to weather any storm.