Wind Mitigation Inspection

What Is a Wind Mitigation Inspection?

A wind mitigation inspection is an evaluation of your roof structure and how it performs during high winds. This type of inspection is typically performed by insurance companies, building owners, and contractors. The purpose of a wind mitigation inspection is to protect the property against future damage caused by strong winds.

During a wind mitigation inspection, an inspector will examine the roofing system and look for signs of deterioration or damage. They will also inspect the flashing around chimneys and vents to make sure there are no gaps or holes. Inspectors will also check for any cracks or breaks in the shingles or tiles. If they find any issues, they will note those findings and provide you with recommendations about how to repair the problem.

Benefits of Wind Mitigation

A good wind mitigation inspection includes an analysis of the building’s envelope, including the roofing system, walls, windows, door frames, skylight, gutter systems, downspout systems, and any other openings and penetrations. This helps identify potential areas where additional protection measures could be added to prevent water intrusion into the building.

In addition to protecting the building, a properly designed wind mitigation system reduces insurance premiums. Insurers use the data collected during wind mitigation inspections to calculate the cost of insuring a property. If the building passes the inspection, it receives a lower premium.