A wind mitigation inspection is performed by a licensed inspector who has been trained to identify various factors of a Florida home that will increase or decrease the overall wind resistance level of the building. The inspector will carefully examine and assess both the interior and exterior of the property as well as relevant elements of the landscaping.
The idea is to determine how prepared your home is for a potential storm that could cause it serious damage. Photographs will be taken of features listed on the wind mitigation form to document their condition at the time of the inspection, and you will be sent a comprehensive inspection report.
Before ordering a wind mitigation inspection, you should get acquainted with the basics of what will be on the report. So, what exactly are the inspectors looking for? Here are the main factors they focus on when assessing the wind resistance strength of your home:
These are only a few of the most important points that will be looked at by your wind mitigation inspector. There are literally hundreds of items to be inspected and checked off. Many of these have to do with the roofing system, but other parts of the home also have an impact on a building’s overall wind mitigation rating.
There are several reasons to get a wind mitigation inspection. Here are the most common situations where one would be advisable:
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