What is a wind mitigation?
A wind or windstorm migitation is a common inspection in the coastal areas of the Southeastern United States. The purpose of a windstorm inspection or wind mitigation is to determine the appropriateness of a given structure’s construction in the event of strong winds, such as those present in a hurricane. The home inspector will look for construction features that have been shown to reduce losses in hurricanes, such as a hip roof, window protection, concrete block construction, roof to wall attachments systems and hurricane straps.
Who needs a wind mitigation?
Homeowners seeking insurance discounts often benefit from wind mitigation reports. A wind storm or wind mitigation report can also help homeowners determine how storm ready their home is given its current condition.
How long does a wind mitigation take? Do I need to be home?
It takes about an hour to complete a wind mitigation and you will receive the report in approximately 24 hours from your appointment time. A homeowner or tenant only needs to be present if the home being inspected is occupied.