Wind Mitigation Inspections

Currently we are providing a FREE Wind Mitigation Inspection to the homebuyers with a General Home Inspeciton.

 

What Is Wind Mitigation:

In reality, Wind mitigation is the implementation of certain building techniques in order to limit damage caused by intense wind. Local Home Inspection LLC's (Hillsborough County, FL) qualified (InterNACHI certified, licensed & experienced) is providing Wind Mitigation Verification inspection to it's service area (Tampa-Clermont-Kissimmee-Dade City-Groveland).

In some states, homeowners can benefit from reduced insurance premiums. The Gulf Coast states, which are most prone to windstorm damage from hurricanes, have each considered mandating incentives to mitigate damage due to wind. Mississippi and Texas currently do not have such legislation, although Florida has been successful.

 

Following Hurricane Andrew, Florida passed a law requiring insurance companies to offer their customers discounts and credits for existing building features and home improvements that reduce damage and loss from wind. In order to qualify for this discount, homes must undergo a certified home wind inspection. 

Checklist for Wind Mitigation Techniques:

  • garage doors

    • inadequate door-track strength and mounting systems; and

    • flimsy metal panels.                       

  • roof covering

  • roof shape

  • roof deck attachment

    • roof coverings using shingles that meet the FBC requirements;            

    • roof decks that have been installed with large nails and close spacing; 

    • hurricane clips/straps that hold the roof structure to the walls; and 

    • protection of windows and glass doors with impact-resistant glazing or other protection systems.

  • roof-to-wall connections

  • secondary water resistance

    • self-adhering modified bitumen underlayment, which is applied to the exterior of all joints; andfoam seal, which is sprayed onto the underside of the decking.

Please give us a call to schedule your next inspection. Our qulified inspectors will schedule your inspeciton in next 2 days or less!!

Thank You.

Nasir Uddin

Home Inspector

#813-605-9791

To have your wind mitigation inspection done by certified, trained, licensed & experienced home inspectors please call us today