Whether buying or selling a home, ensure to carry out wind mitigation inspection. At the end of it you’ll be given a report containing key factors of what the inspector looked at including any recommendations on repairs or any other improvements that your property may need to make it wind resistant.
Here is a comprehensive list of what inspectors look for during a wind mitigation inspection.
The roof covering
This is the first line of defense of your home. Most homes in Florida are covered with tiles or shingles, so the inspector will check the age of the roof and assess if it is in good condition and it complies with the building codes of Florida.
Roof to wall attachment
The inspector will mostly focus on the strength of the attachment and also check the method of attachment plus he will look at the trusses.
Roof to deck attachment
The inspector will check how secure the nailing of your shingles to the deck are and also how far apart the nails are.
The roof geometry matters a lot as it determines the sustainability of the roof during strong winds, so if your roof is gable style, the inspector will check if the ends of your gable are braced appropriately in accordance with the building standards.
Wall construction type
The inspector will also check how strong and sustainable are your home’s framings and reinforcements.
Secondary water resistance
This is a protective layer in your roof that is located between the shingles and the roof decking, so the inspector will check whether you have it or not.
This is the final part, the inspector will check if your windows are shatterproof if your garage door is braced, and also if your doors are hurricane-rated doors.
Though not a requirement it is necessary to carry out a wind mitigation inspection for peace of mind and also you can get a discount for doing so here in Florida.
If you have any questions or you want a wind mitigation inspection done to your home, schedule an appointment with Chapman Home Inspection. We offer satisfactory services to residents of Panama City, Port St. Joe, Carrabelle, St. George Island, Apalachicola, and the surrounding areas