Protecting your home and property is important to your peace of mind. In Florida, that protection should include features to prevent wind damage.
In a hurricane or other severe storms, homes are battered by heavy wind. Wind-damage mitigation features protect against wind damage by helping your home withstand these forces. Documenting the presence of qualifying mitigation features on your home through a wind mitigation inspection may save you money by helping you qualify for mitigation discounts on your insurance policy.
Common Wind-Damage Mitigation Features
- Doors and windows designed to withstand wind pressure and projectiles
- Storm shutters or panels that protect your windows and other openings from wind, rain and projectiles
- Roofing materials and coverings that are rated are rated to resist high winds and water intrusion
- Attachments for walls and roofs that are specially designed to prevent the roof from being blown off by severe winds
- Roof and building shapes that are more resistant to high winds
Documenting the presence of these features on your home through a wind mitigation inspection conducted by an authorized wind mitigation inspector may save you money by qualifying you for wind-mitigation discounts on your policy.