Wind Mitigation and 4 Point Home Inspections
Servicing the Sarasota, Bradenton areas, Owens Construction and Home Inspection Services is a Florida Home Inspection Services company that is a Certified Wind Mitigation Inspector as well as is a State Certified General Contractor. Our primary focus if giving you the peace of mind knowing our inspections are done thoroughly and will cover all points of the home ensuring against any wind or water entry damages.
Wind Midigation or what does wind mitigation mean?
The process of having a wind mitigation inspection is fairly easy. It essentially it is the the process of whereby our inspectors examine a home’s ability and features to help it withstand damaging winds during storms. Every homeowner should have this done. It can involve a look at the roof and a tour of the attic. Such details as the age of the roof, whether there are hurricane straps or tie-downs, and whether the property has impact resistant doors and windows.
Florida’s hurricane season starts June 1st through November 30th, as you can expect there to be a few storms producing heavy rains and strong winds which can pose a severe threat to homes that aren’t properly secure. Water can enter through poorly sealed windows and doors, through gaps, or vents etc. If not secure, it’s very common for roofs to experience a great amount of damage. How much more peace of mind would you have knowing we’ve completed a thorough wind mitigation and 4 point inspection on your home, and helped you to identify areas vunerable to wind and/or water damage? At which point you would have been able to make immediate prioritization arrangements to have repairs or replacements done. As a homeowner, imagine the extensive amount of property damages which would be avoided as a result of your proactive efforts.
How much does a wind mitigation inspection cost?
Our Sarasota and Bradenton wind mitigation inspections cost $100.
What are other benefits of having a wind mitigation inspection done?
Besides indentifying potential risks with the property for wind or water damages, a home owner can expect to have their insurance coverage premiums to be reduced with the inspection and completion of the recommendations in our inspection reports.
What to expect during your home inspection?
During your windstorm inspection, we will perform a comprehensive inspection of the home and document any qualifying wind mitigation features, such as:
Home’s construction materials and its basic structure
Materials the roof is made of, its condition and does it have tie-downs / retro-fits
Exterior and garage doors, windows and skylights
Attic interior (roof-to-wall attachment, roof-deck attachment, secondary water barrier)