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What Is a Wind Mitigation Report?

Roof checking

Living in Florida means your roof needs to be strong enough to withstand hurricane season. To ensure your home is reinforced and up to date, you should get a wind mitigation report.

A wind mitigation inspection evaluates several parts of your roof to determine how well it can stand against wind and water. In addition to telling you how strong your roof is, wind mitigation reports could also save you money on insurance premiums. Here’s a more in-depth look at what wind mitigation involves.

Who Conducts a Wind Mitigation Report?

Since wind mitigation reports require official inspections, a licensed contractor is required to perform them. This person can be a general or building contractor, architect, engineer, or building or home inspector.

What’s Inspected During a Wind Mitigation Report?

During the inspection, the inspector will view and take pictures of your attic and the underside of your roof.

Seven aspects of your home are inspected during a wind mitigation inspection, including:

  1. Construction year
  2. Roof material and age
  3. Roof decking
  4. Attachment methods
  5. Roof shape
  6. Water resistance
  7. Additional openings

What Are the Benefits of a Wind Mitigation Report?

The biggest reason for getting a wind mitigation inspection is to save money on insurance. If your roof receives a “passing grade,” your insurance company is required to provide you with a discount. Insurance discounts can vary depending on your provider, but they can earn you anywhere from an $80-$100 credit per year for up to five years. These savings add up over time, giving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in savings.

Schedule Your Wind Mitigation Report Today

RBS Construction & Roofing, a locally- and family-owned and operated roofing business, has been in Orlando, Florida for more than 35 years. Our team of veteran craftsmen provides superior residential and commercial roof installations and repairs in the Central Florida area. Our roofing inspectors and contractors are also licensed to perform a wind mitigation inspection and issue wind mitigation reports.

If you need high-quality roofing services at reasonable prices, call the professionals at RBS Construction & Roofing today to get started at (689) 304-9605 to schedule an inspection.