A wind mitigation inspection looks at seven key areas of your roof to determine its ability to withstand strong winds and water intrusion. During a storm (yes, even a typical summer thunderstorm), heavy winds can push rain against your home, where, being water, it will find its way into any crack or crevice. Your roof is the first line of defense against wind, which is why wind mitigation inspections focus on your roof.
The inspection report will examine seven areas:
Obviously, the newer, stronger, and better constructed your roof is, the more protection it can provide against wind damage.
By far, the most popular reason for getting a wind mitigation inspection is to save money on your insurance premiums! Your carrier should provide you with insurance discounts for a “passing grade.” The more wind-resistant features your roof has, the deeper your discount.Generally speaking:
These items will all get you extra “credits” that your insurance company will turn into discounts.