Gulfshore Insurance > Gulfshore Blog > Disaster > Don’t Risk a Reduced Payment in the Event of Storm Damage! Secure Your Shutters When a Hurricane Watch or Warnng Has Been Issued.

Hurricane ShuttersDid you know that certain requirements may apply if you have wind mitigation opening protection credits on your insurance policy?  You must close and secure shutters or other opening protection devices when a Hurricane Watch or Warning has been issued from the National Weather Service.

Chubb and Citizens Property Insurance Corp. include an “opening protection requirement” in their policy contract which requires hurricane protection devices must be closed and secured during a hurricane watch or warning issued by the National Weather Service’s Hurricane Center.

Failure to comply with this requirement may result in a reduced loss payment if a claim is submitted for damages due to windstorm or hail during a Hurricane Watch or Warning.

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