Are they worth the cost?
- Florida’s stronger building codes may seem costly at first but in the long run, they save money according to this study
- Structures built to the newer stronger codes suffer 64 percent less hurricane damage
- Because stronger impact codes add costs to new construction, communities that want to protect affordability sometimes push back on implementing the new codes
- Statewide benefit-to-cost ratio of $6 in reduced damage for every $1 in increased cost