Wind mitigation refers to specific features of a structure designed to minimize the damage caused by high winds, like those experienced during a hurricane. Most of these features involve the roof, though protection of openings such as doors and windows, as well as the overall age of the home are also taken into consideration.
The purpose of a wind mitigation inspection is to provide verification that features exist in a home to protect against wind damage, resulting in discounts or rebates on your insurance premiums. The level of discount varies significantly, but savings can go as high as 40%. After the inspection, we will provide you with the paperwork you need to submit to your insurance company.
A wind mitigation inspection is not as comprehensive as a full home inspection and typically takes between 30 minutes to one hour. The items that we look for during the inspection include, but are not limited to, the following:
WHI Home Inspection Services provides wind mitigation home inspections in all of South Florida including Ft. Lauderdale, Miramar, Parkland, Boca Raton, Davie, Miami, Sunrise, Aventura, West palm beach, Hollywood, Weston, and Pembroke Pines. Not sure if that's you? Give us a call at (754) 265-3712 or send us an email.