WHAT DOES THE WIND MITIGATION INSPECTOR LOOK FOR?
In Florida, a Wind Mitigation Inspection includes inspecting the following areas of a home:
1.) Roof Covering- installation date, does it meet code
2.) Roof Deck Attachment- how is roof decking attached, are nails used/correct length/spacing
3.) Roof to Wall Attachment- trusses attached with nails or hurricane clips/wrapping
4.) Roof Geometry- a hip roof is preferred (shaped like a pyramid)
5.) Gable End Bracing- if gable roof, is it to Florida code
6.) Wall Construction Type- construction materials, framing, reinforcement (concrete block preferred)
7.) Secondary Water Barrier- a newer item, post-2008 homes
8.) Opening Protection- shutters and protection from wind debris (100% of openings need to be covered)
It is your choice to schedule a Wind Mitigation Inspection, but the annual savings can be double or triple the cost of the inspection. In areas near the coast, we would highly recommend one!
Hurricane season is upon us. Call us today to schedule your inspection: 850-312-8919