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:
the year your home was built, which tells the home inspector how strict the building codes were
the type of roof covering (shingle, tile, etc.) and age of the roof
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
the shape and slope of your roof
Secondary Water Resistance
the type of material between the shingles and roof decking
whether you have additional protections on openings such as sunroofs, garage doors, windows, etc