What are Engineered Flood Vents? Engineered flood openings that are designed and certified by the ICC-ES or a registered design professional as meeting the performance required by the regulations are called “engineered openings”. Engineered openings or devices may be accepted by local officials as an alternative to non-engineered openings (perscriptive) provided the engineered openings may be equipped with screens, louvers, valves, or other coverings provided that they permit the automatic entry and exit of floodwaters.
What are the benefits? You can save money on your flood insurance premiums by reducing homes’ flood risk. Flood risk is unique to each structure and depends upon factors such as the elevation of the property relative to predicted flood levels, the construction style of the building, and the flood risk zone.
Adding flood vents to your structures’ foundation walls provides a means that permit the automatic entry and exit of floodwaters which protects your foundation and reduces your flood risk. Lowering flood risk reduces flood insurance premiums, in most cases, according to the National Flood Insurance Program.
Does FEMA approve flood vents? No. federal policy does not allow FEMA to approve, endorse, certify or recommend any products. While a product may be in compliance with FEMA design guidance, any language from manufacturers stating their product is “FEMA approved” or “FEMA certified” is incorrect.
Non-engineered flood vents do not need a certification. Engineered flood vents require certifications for the state they will be installed. Our Engineered Flood Vents offer competitive coverage area, for an affordable price, compared to other engineered flood vents on the market.
Contact Flood Flaps today at 843-881-0190 or [email protected] to find out how our flood vents can help reduce your flood insurance, and protect your structure from flood damage.