Are You Shopping For Home Insurance? Make sure to get your Wind Mitigation and 4 Point Inspections.

A wind mitigation inspection report is a document that evaluates the ability of a building to withstand wind damage, especially from hurricanes.

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This report can help you save money on your home insurance premiums by showing that your home has features that reduce the risk of wind damage. Inspector Express of Casselberry, FL will provide an evaluation of the following sections:

Building Code: This section indicates whether the structure was built in compliance with the Florida Building Code (FBC) or the South Florida Building Code (SFBC), depending on the location and the year of construction. It also provides the permit application date or the product approval number for the roof covering, if available.

Roof Covering: This section describes the type and condition of the roof covering, such as asphalt shingles, metal, tile, etc. It also indicates whether the roof covering meets the FBC or the SFBC requirements, based on the product approval number, the permit application date, or the year of installation or replacement.

Roof Deck Attachment: This section evaluates the strength of the attachment of the roof deck to the roof trusses or rafters, such as nails, screws, staples, etc. It also specifies the size, spacing, and pattern of the fasteners, and whether they meet the FBC or the SFBC requirements.

Roof to Wall Attachment: This section assesses the type and quality of the connection between the roof structure and the exterior walls, such as toe nails, clips, straps, etc. It also indicates the number, size, and location of the connectors, and whether they meet the FBC or the SFBC requirements.

Roof Geometry: This section identifies the shape and slope of the roof, such as gable, hip, flat, etc. It also calculates the percentage of the roof perimeter that has a hip shape, which is more resistant to wind uplift than other shapes.

Secondary Water Resistance (SWR): This section determines whether the roof has a secondary layer of protection that prevents water intrusion in case the primary roof covering is damaged by wind. Examples of SWR include self-adhering modified bitumen, foam adhesive, or a sealed roof deck.

Opening Protection: This section evaluates the level of protection of the windows, doors, skylights, and garage doors from wind-borne debris, such as shutters, impact-resistant glass, etc. It also indicates the weakest form of protection for each category of opening, and whether it meets the FBC or the SFBC requirements.

Conclusion: This section summarizes the findings and recommendations of the inspection, and provides any additional comments or explanations. It also includes the signature and seal of the inspector, and any supporting documents or photos.