What is a wind mitigation you ask? Wind mitigation is the implementation of certain building techniques in order to limit damage caused by intense wind.
In Florida, the portion of a homeowner’s premium covering wind damage can be up to 70% of the total, depending on location.
Generally, a wind mitigation inspection is needed to determine which credits apply to a home. During a wind mitigation inspection, a certified inspector looks for key features and add-ons that reduce the amount of damage your home may suffer in the event of a hurricane or strong windstorm.
In summary, wind mitigation is a strategy designed to limit the amount of wind damage inflicted on a structure. Various incentives are in place to motivate homeowners to implement these enhancements, and qualified inspectors can determine which improvements are necessary.