5 Things To Know About Wind Mitigation Inspections

Home inspections, 4-point inspections, wind mitigation inspections. Having all these different categories of inspections may seem a bit redundant, but each has a unique and necessary role for home buyers or homeowners. To further clarify the process of a wind mitigation inspection, here are 5 things that you should know.

1. The Results Are Valid For Up To Five Years
The results from wind mitigation inspections are good for up to five years, assuming that no substantial changes are made during that period. That doesn’t mean you’ll need a new inspection every time you paint the house. However, if you get a new roof, install new windows, or make any additions to the house then your credits may no longer be valid.

2. They’re The Only Way To Get Wind Mitigation Credits
If you’re looking to save some money on your homeowner’s insurance, a wind mitigation inspection could help. While other 4 point inspections and full home inspections cover similar ground, the results of those cannot be used to obtain these wind mitigation credits. They may help you save on homeowners insurance in other ways, but if you want these credits a wind mitigation inspection is your only option.

3. Insurance Credits Aren’t The Only Reason To Perform One
Although saving on your insurance is nice, it’s far from the only reason to perform a wind inspection. They can help you save money in other ways too. Just think about all of the damage that severe wind can cause to your home. The better equipped your home is to deal with wind damage, the less likely it is that you’ll need expensive repairs after an intense storm. They also help keep you and your family safe during intense storms, and that’s something you can’t put a price on.

4. You Shouldn’t Wait Until The Last Minute
Don’t wait until hurricane season is knocking down your door to get your inspection. Wind inspections provide valuable information on what you can improve about your home to make it safer during intense storms. Information only goes so far, though, and you’ll need some time to put these suggestions into action. Replacing windows or bracing garage doors can take some time, so the best time to get a wind mitigation inspection is always right now.

5. Choosing The Right Inspector Is Important
First things first, your inspection must be performed by a home inspector who is licensed in the state of Florida, you can’t just do it yourself. With that out of the way, how do you go about picking the right inspector? Ideally, you want someone with a lot of experience. Not just experience inspecting houses, but experience writing clear inspection reports.

You also want someone who is honest and straightforward about the negative aspects. Wind mitigation inspections aren’t just about saving a bit on your homeowner’s insurance, they’re about making your home a safer place to live. One last tip: don’t just go for the cheapest inspector you can find, wind mitigation inspections are affordable to begin with, and quality and experience really pay off here.

If there are any weaknesses that open your home up to wind damage a thorough inspection from Super Inspection Pros will find them and make your home that much safer. Please, contact us today to schedule a wind mitigation inspection for your home or to learn more about our other home inspection services.

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