In Florida, we deal with strong, high winds, such as those that occur during hurricanes. As such, wind mitigation refers to specific features of a structure that protect a home, such as the roof, as well as openings on doors and windows. A home’s overall age is also an important factor.
A wind mitigation could end up saving you bundles of cash, all while providing peace of mind that your house can withstand high levels of wind damage. In fact, a wind mitigation inspection can lead to huge discounts and rebates on insurance premiums; some of our customers have saved as much as 40%! We’ll provide you with the paperwork you need to send to your insurance company.
Typically, a wind mitigation inspection lasts about 30 minutes to an hour, and during that time we take a look at the overall age of your home and its features. Specifically, we look to see how the roof is attached to the home’s frame, whether or not the truss is attached to the wall and if your doors and windows will be adequately protected from strong, high winds. We also look for the presence of gable end bracing and if there is a second water barrier.