Category: Wind Mitigation

Wind Mitigation Inspections Save Florida Homeowners Thousands

Wind Mitigation Inspections Save Florida Homeowners Thousands Wind Mitigation Inspections Save Florida Homeowners Thousands

Every region of the country has a natural “Achilles heel.” Here in Florida, that weak spot due to our hurricanes is high winds. Annual roof inspections by a licensed and experienced wind mitigation inspector are essential to ensure your roof is equipped with the proper wind mitigation features that, quite literally, weather the storms. When you review […]

When Should I Get A Wind Mitigation Inspection?

When Should I Get A Wind Mitigation Inspection? When Should I Get A Wind Mitigation Inspection?

Almost everyone needs a 4-point home inspection, but there are other types of professional home inspections that cover areas not included in the 4-point and address specialized areas of risk. Prominent among specialized home inspections is the wind mitigation inspection. As Florida is a very windy state, this is a very commonly ordered inspection type […]

Top 6 Wind Mitigation Improvements For Your Florida Home

Top 6 Wind Mitigation Improvements For Your Florida Home Top 6 Wind Mitigation Improvements For Your Florida Home

In Florida, homeowners insurance companies are actually required by state law to offer significant discounts to policyholders who earn wind mitigation credits.  Wind mitigation is defined as efforts to upgrade a structure so as to prevent or reduce the damage potentially caused by severe winds. Credits for wind mitigation are like “points” that add up […]

How Wind Speeds Affect The Risk Of Home Damage

How Wind Speeds Affect The Risk Of Home Damage How Wind Speeds Affect The Risk Of Home Damage

In Florida, windy weather seems never far away. But did you know that there are specific risk levels based on wind speeds? Each of these levels involves a certain amount of risk of property damage and/or personal injury to homeowners and their homes. Understanding wind-speed based risks can be helpful if it motivates you to […]

How High Winds Can Damage Your Florida Home

How High Winds Can Damage Your Florida Home How High Winds Can Damage Your Florida Home

While Florida is more well known as The Sunshine State, it is also a very windy state. Floridians see more hurricanes, tropical storms, tornados, and high-wind, severe thunderstorms than most other US states. That’s why wind mitigation techniques and wind mitigation inspections are so important in Florida. In fact, state law even requires that homeowners […]

How Can I Benefit From Wind Mitigation Credits?

How Can I Benefit From Wind Mitigation Credits? How Can I Benefit From Wind Mitigation Credits?

In Florida, you can earn discounts off your homeowner’s insurance premium by accumulating what’s called wind mitigation credits. Given that Florida is a very windy state, this kind of system makes sense, and in fact, it is mandated by state law. That’s right! Florida law actually requires home insurance companies to offer significant discounts if […]

How To Prepare Your Building For Florida Winds

How To Prepare Your Building For Florida Winds How To Prepare Your Building For Florida Winds

Aside from hurricanes, tropical storms, and tornadoes, Florida also reports more thunderstorms than any other state. To say the least, Floridians live in a very windy climate for much of the year. This fact is reflected in steps many take to bolster their home’s ability to withstand strong winds – improvements known as “wind mitigation.” […]