What is a Wind Mitigation Inspection?
Floridians are well-versed in protecting our homes from hurricane-related wind damage. We secure doors and windows, fill up sand bags, and clear our yards of loose debris.
But most people forget about the biggest area of protection for their home: the roof.
Your realtor or home inspector might have recommended that you get a wind inspection, but what is it? And—more importantly—why is it so important?
The inspection report will examine seven areas:
- Construction Year: the year your home was built, which tells the home inspector how strict the building codes were;
- Roof Covering: the type of roof covering (shingle, tile, etc.) and age of the roof;
- Roof Decking: the material your decking (i.e. the material your shingles are nailed to) is made of, the type of nails securing the shingles, and how far apart the nails are;
- Roof To Wall Attachment: the method used to attach the roof to your walls;
- Roof Shape: the shape and slope of your roof;
- Secondary Water Resistance: the type of material between the shingles and roof decking;
- Opening Protections: whether you have additional protections on openings such as sunroofs, garage doors, windows, etc.
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