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Wind Mitigation Inspection

IMPORTANT! How to be best prepared for your Wind Mitigation Inspection, being prepared for your inspection may save you hundreds. Please read carefully.     
  1. Be sure your attic access is accessible! Please clear a path for the inspector.
  2. Make sure you have a roof permit or a paid invoice of your new roof (detailing installation features such as nailing and a self adhering membrane also known as peel and stick or SWR).
  3. If you are working to get a credit for hurricane shutters you MUST have ALL openings protected this includes SKY LIGHTS, WINDOWS, DOORS, GLASS BLOCK AND GARAGE DOOR. Protected items MUST be clearly marked as having some type of Large Missile Impact rating or a Miami / Dade product or documented as such with a paid invoice. 
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Wind Mitigation Inspection

A Handy Home Inspector has been performing Wind Mitigation, 4-Point Inspections, and Roof Certifications for over 5 years. We can determine whether or not you are eligible for Wind Mitigation discounts that can potentially save you up to 45% off your homeowners insurance.

That's a Savings on average of $800 per year!


What is a Wind Mitigation Inspection?

A Wind Mitigation Inspection is a valuable inspection service that reduces your homeowners insurance. Discounts are available for building features that reduce damage during high-wind events.

Wind Mitigation discounts are justified because stronger, more wind-resistant structures have lower windstorm losses, which mean reduced costs to insurance companies.

Does My Home Qualify?

Many existing houses have one or more of these Wind Mitigation construction features that qualify for significant discounts such as hip roofs and roofs installed after 2001.

                  *Models shown in photo are not actual clients.  

Below are additional features reducing insurance costs...

• Roof coverings, such as shingles that meet the Florida Building Code requirements.

• Roof decks that have been installed with large nails and close spacing.

• Hurricane clips/straps that hold the roof
structure to the walls.
• Protection of openings such as windows and glass doors with impact resistant glazing or hurricane shutters.

• Secondary water resistance that prevents the roof from leaking if the roof covering is blown off in a windstorm.

• Newly constructed homes built to the Florida Building Code since March 1, 2002.

• Homes built to the Florida Building Code in Lee County after 1994.