Why Wind Mitigation Inspections are Important in Florida
Your home will likely be the biggest investment you’ll make in your life, so you want to know well ahead of time what to expect from your new home in the face of Florida’s unpredictable weather. By receiving a Wind Mitigation Inspection, homeowners can protect both their investment and their family from unsafe winds and hurricane damage. The inspection will leave you with a clear understanding of how vulnerable your home is to wind damage and if anything can be done to further protect the property.
An Inspection that Saves You Money on Your Insurance
Wind Mitigation Inspections are so important in Florida that they are often required by insurance providers. A thorough and professional inspection can put you and your insurer’s mind at ease. You want to know what to expect from your home in the face of harsh winds, and your insurer wants to know how much risk is involved in covering your specific home for wind damage. The report from a Wind Mitigation Inspection, which includes photos of each inspected area, will answer everyone’s questions. By receiving this inspection, you will be able to save money on your insurance costs and rest easy knowing that your home, investment, and family are safe. Credits can go up to the maximum savings of 88% off the hurricane/wind premium.
What the Inspection Entails
Regal Inspection offers comprehensive Wind Mitigation Inspections in South Florida. During the inspection, we check the age and condition of areas of the home most affected by wind – specifically the roof. We also make note of whether or not SWR (Secondary Water Resistance) exists in the home, which is a second barrier that protects the home from water in situations where the roof is compromised. The following will be included in your inspection and report:
- Age of the home
- Compliance with roof building code
- Age of the roof
- Roof-deck attachment
- Roof to wall connection
- Shape of roof
- Existence of SWR
- Opening protection of doors
- Opening protection of windows