Bracing for storms can cut homeowners insurance costs

Some consumers are saving money on their homeowners insurance by having wind inspectors check their home for storm preparations.

Some consumers are saving money on their homeowners insurance by having wind inspectors check their home for storm preparations.

A report by WBTW-TV in South Carolina focuses on the emerging profession of wind inspections. The service is said to cost about $150 and gives many people a break on their annual homeowners insurance costs.

The television station also said that for many people, the cost of having their home's ability to withstand a major storm is more than offset by the reduced premiums. In some cases, the annual savings were said to be hundreds of dollars.

"The $150 is just worth knowing your house is hurricane resistant or not. It's worth it for that and just to know I can qualify for a grant is definitely worth it," homeowner George Karakus was quoted as saying by the television station.

Homeowners in hurricane-prone areas should be especially attentive to ways they can save money on policies and improve their overall safety from major property damage.

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Posted: July 21, 2009

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