A wind mitigation inspection is a report verifying all the safety features of your property to help minimize the effects of windstorms. This includes whether a permit was pulled to install the roof, the nail spacing used to secure the shingles, how the trusses are attached to the property, the shape of the roof, if there is a secondary water resistance (SWR) layer under the shingles and if there are hurricane rated shutters or hurricane impact glass for all openings. Windows, entry doors, garage doors, and skylights are all considered to be "openings".
Now that we know what a wind mitigation is, let's discuss "why" you need this inspection.
Who doesn't like a discount, especially on something you already need to pay for? Wind mitigation inspections will provide a credit on your homeowners' insurance policy based on any safety features mentioned above that are present at the time of the inspection.
But wait, wind mitigation inspections aren't just for homeowners! Owners of a condominium or townhome unit can benefit, too. Even though you may not be responsible for the roof or exterior of the building, you can still receive a credit on your insurance policy for the safety features of the building in which your unit resides. Some condominium associations may have their own wind mitigation inspections they can provide to their unit owners. Keep in mind, the association's inspection will not provide a credit for opening protection since their inspection is not for each individual unit. We recommend purchasing your own individual inspection to receive all credits your unit qualifies for. Our inspection services also cover home inspections, roof inspection services, and other essential aspects of your property and are fully disclosed to the customer following the inspection. For more information about our inspection services, contact us at Abroad Home Solutions LLC today.