What is a wind mitigation inspection?
A wind mitigation inspection is the process of adding features to your home that help withstand or increase resistance to high winds caused by a hurricane or major storm. A wind mitigation inspection is important as it verifies components on your home including the roof to wall connections, nailing patterns, new roof coverings and window protections are all up to par.
Why do I need a wind mitigation inspection?
Homeowners can receive credits by outfitting their homes with windstorm mitigation features that can help the home to withstand or are more resistant to high winds. Mitigating your home is important as it will help to protect your family in the event of a major storm.
Not only will adding the features better protect your home, these features can also present savings on your homeowners insurance. According to the Florida Division of Emergency Management 15%-70% of home insurance premiums can be attributed to wind-damaged risk. Upgrading your home with mitigating features can result in significant long-term savings.