WHY HAVE A FREEBOARD?. THERE ARE MANY GOOD REASONS TO ENFORCE ADDITIONAL ELEVATION (MARGIN OF SAFETY). WHY HAVE A FREEBOARD?. INSURANCE SAVINGS A SINGLE FAMILY HOME, ONE FLOOR, NO BASEMENT WITH $200,000/$50,000 COVERAGE: AT BFE (0 FEET) = $902 1 FOOT ABOVE = $605 2 FEET ABOVE = $428
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THERE ARE MANY GOOD REASONS TO ENFORCE ADDITIONAL ELEVATION (MARGIN OF SAFETY)
A SINGLE FAMILY HOME, ONE FLOOR, NO BASEMENT WITH $200,000/$50,000 COVERAGE:
PROTECT PROPERTY FROM FLOOD DAMAGE
PROTECT RESIDENTS FROM DISRUPTION
FREEDOM FROM WORRY
FURTHER PREMIUM SAVINGS FROM PARTICIPATING IN COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM
REDUCTION IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE DURING A DISASTER
ELEVATION OF DUCTWORK
ADDITIONAL COST TO ELEVATE 2-3 FEET ABOVE BFE CAN BE RECOVERED QUICKLY THROUGH SAVINGS IN FLOOD INSURANCE PREMIUMS
WHY HAVE A FREEBOARD?