I live in Jacksonville, FL and my insurance premium went up by about $500/yr. I was told that the biggest reason was because my house isn't up to current code for hurricane/wind mitigation. I'm a fairly handy guy and was considering adding hurricane clips on my own. I will also need a new roof in the next few years and was considering a DIY job with a friend. I have a few questions.
- Do I need a permit to install hurricane clips?
- Would I be better off waiting until I do the new roof? My only concern here is that I don't want to rip up all the sheathing.
- Do I need a licensed contractor on the new roof? I realize this probably varies by county.
- Any other advice?