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What Affects Flood Insurance Rates and Energy Savings

How Openings Affect Flood Insurance Rates and Energy Savings

flood_AlertCareful attention to compliance with the NFIP regulations for flood openings is important during design, plan review, construction, and inspection. Compliance influences both the vulnerability to flood damage and the cost of NFIP flood insurance.

If openings are not compliant, the floor of the crawlspace or the floor of the enclosure becomes the “lowest floor.” In those cases, the result may be significantly higher flood insurance premiums, especially if the floor of the crawlspace or enclosure is more than a foot or two below the BFE.

Click here to see how our FEMA accepted flood vents protect your basement or crawl space from flooding.

Flood insurance is also limited in areas below the lowest elevated floor, depending on the flood zone and date of construction. These areas include:

  • Basements
  • Garages
  • Crawl spaces under an elevated building
  • Enclosed areas beneath buildings elevated on full-story foundation walls that are sometimes referred to as “walkout basements”
  • Enclosed areas under other types of elevated buildings

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 home or business property from flood damage.

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Our FEMA compliant flood vent products are designed to provide efficient relief from hydrostatic water pressure resulting from rising flood waters.

All Flood Flaps flood vents are ICC-ES certified to provide 220 sq.ft of enclosed area relief. Each flood vent is constructed of UV enhanced, durable, engineered ABS plastic that has undergone 2,000 hours of scientific lab testing, ensuring it’s durability and sustainability, along with a providing a great, handsome, clean, finished look on the exterior at an affordable price.

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Contact FloodFlaps

P.O. Box 1003
Isle of Palms, SC 29451

(843) 881-0190

Email: [email protected]

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