Why you should consider a Wind Mitigation Inspection

As a home inspector, I often encounter homeowners who are unaware of the benefits of a wind mitigation inspection.

A wind mitigation inspection is a specialized evaluation of a home’s resistance to wind damage, specifically designed to identify features that can help reduce the severity of damage from wind storms.

If you live in an area prone to high winds or storms, a wind mitigation inspection is an important consideration for protecting your home and family. Strong winds can cause significant damage to a home, including roof damage, broken windows, and structural damage. The cost of repairing this type of damage can be significant, and in some cases, may not be covered by insurance if the home lacks certain wind-resistant features.

A wind mitigation inspection can help identify any weaknesses in your home’s wind resistance and suggest ways to improve it. This may include installing hurricane shutters, reinforcing roof decking, or adding straps to secure the roof to the frame of the house. By making these improvements, you can potentially reduce the risk of wind damage to your home and lower your insurance premiums.

In addition to the financial benefits, a wind mitigation inspection can also provide peace of mind. Knowing that your home is better prepared to withstand strong winds can give you greater confidence and security, especially during severe weather events.

If you are a homeowner in a wind-prone area, I highly recommend considering a wind mitigation inspection. It can help protect your home, save you money on insurance premiums, and give you greater peace of mind. Don’t wait until it’s too late – schedule a wind mitigation inspection today.

Seth Sekeres-Licensed Home Inspector