WHAT IS A
Wind Mitigation Inspection
A wind mitigation inspection can provide significant discounts on your homeowner’s insurance depending on what features the home has. Essentially, if your home has certain attributes to help it withstand high wind events, such as hurricanes, the state of Florida requires insurance companies to provide discounts for those attributes. Things we look for include roof shape, roof to wall attachments (straps or clips), secondary water resistance, doors, windows, and/or shutters that are designed to withstand high wind and projectiles, and more.
After the 2004 hurricane season, a 7 question form was created becoming a Florida standard and serving as the inspection’s report. It is designed to give homeowner insurance discounts to homes that meet certain criteria.
Credits on Wind Mitigation Inspection Reports
Do I Qualify For Insurance Discounts With Wind Mitigation?
If you have not already, you should speak with your insurance agent to see if you may qualify for additional insurance credits. In most cases, your insurance agent would have told you and asked for a wind mitigation inspection to be completed on your home since the inspection is required every 5 years.
You will want a new wind mitigation any time:
- You have a new roof installed.
- You get impact rated shutters.
- Or you have wind mitigation retrofits.
If you have any questions or are unsure if you qualify for Wind Mitigation discounts in Central Florida, give us a call and we would be happy to assist you!
Why Did I Lose Insurance Credits?
In some cases, homeowners may lose their wind mitigation insurance credits. This could be due to a form requirement update, or you had an inexperienced inspector complete your wind mitigation.
Atkinson Inspection Services in Central Florida, along with many other professional home inspectors, have found insurance credits being wrongly applied to homes. Ultimately, unprofessional inspectors may not understand the qualifications for certain credits and mark a home with credits the home does not have. Then, the insurance agent or professional home inspector later finds the mistakes.
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The service from this team is GREAT. They walked me through every part of the inspection of our home purchase with patience. Excellent experience!!! And they provided a discount for military service members.Federico NicholasGoogle Review
Duane and Mona do a great job going through the house and clearly explaining everything that may be needed as well as how to work what is currently there. Thanks for taking the time to look over our new house!Jack EnsorGoogle Review