What is wind mitigation?
Wind mitigation is taking steps by adding features to protect your home in the event of a major storm or hurricane in Florida. The report is for the insurance company and can offer substantial savings to the homeowner.
Wind mitigation inspection findings can potentially save you hundreds each year on your homeowner's insurance.
Age of roof and home
The age of the roof and the home are considered in the wind mitigation report.
The roof covering, usually consisting of shingles or tiles.
The shape of the roof, or the geometry, are looked at to determine if they are built or braced correctly.
roof deck attachment
Some of the considerations are how the roof deck is attached. Large nails and spacing are looked at to determine wind mitigation standards.
Features on the garage doors are looked at to determine wind mitigation standards.
windows and glass doors
Are windows and doors attached properly to keep pressure out of the house during a storm?
roof and walls
The connection between the roof and the wall is checked for proper installation.
Secondary water barrier
What type of protection is created from a secondary water barrier?
Some of the steps in determining wind mitigation discounts is the following:
- Measuring the spacing of your roof sheeting fasteners.
- Identifying roof-to-wall attachments.
- Identifying secondary water resistant barriers.
- Identifying if 8D common 2.5-inch roof nails are used.
Measuring properly fastened roof sheeting nails (not exposed).
Exposed sheeting nails.
Roof-to-wall attachment. (Attachments will vary).
Wind mitigation secondary water resistant barrier (SWR)
Measuring the spacing of exposed sheeting fasteners (this is an example of improper nailing).
H-clips/panel clips. Not required on every roof, but suggested for better support.