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Preparing Your Home for Your Upcoming Wind Mitigation Inspection

A Home Inspector Inspecting A Home's Wind-Resistant Features
A Home Inspector Inspecting A Home's Wind-Resistant Features

Living in a hurricane-prone area comes with its own set of considerations, one of them being your home's ability to withstand strong winds. A wind mitigation inspection assesses how well your house is built to resist wind damage, which can translate to significant savings on your homeowner's insurance.

But before the inspector arrives, there are a few things you can do to prepare and ensure a smooth inspection process. Here's your checklist to get you started:

Clear the Way for Inspection:

  • Exterior Access: Make sure the inspector has easy access to all sides of your house, including the roof (if accessible), by removing any obstacles like lawn furniture, grills, or overgrown landscaping.

  • Attic Access: If possible, clear a pathway in your attic for the inspector to navigate and examine the roof structure.

Gather Documentation (if available):

  • Roof Permit: Having your roof permit on hand can help the inspector determine the age and construction methods used for your roof.

  • Window/Door Certifications: If you have impact-resistant windows or hurricane shutters, locate any installation certificates or product information sheets.

Minor Maintenance (Optional):

  • Roof Debris: While the inspector will assess the overall condition, removing any loose debris from your roof can expedite the inspection process.

General Housekeeping:

  • Interior Access: Ensure the inspector has unobstructed access to all rooms, particularly the attic access hatch and crawl space entrance (if applicable).

Be Prepared to Answer Questions:

The inspector may ask about the age of your roof, the presence of any mitigation features (like hurricane straps), and the history of repairs. Having a general idea of these details can be helpful.

Relax and Let the Inspector Do Their Job:

The inspection itself is a visual assessment, so there's no need to be present for the entire duration. However, feel free to ask questions or clarify any doubts you might have.

By following these simple steps, you can ensure a smooth and efficient wind mitigation inspection. Remember, a good inspection report with documented wind mitigation features can lead to significant savings on your homeowner's insurance premium. So, get prepared and unlock those potential discounts!


Attention! Jacksonville Florida Homeowners! Looking For An Inspector To Perform Your Wind Mitigation Inspection?

JA Building Solutions Is Your Jacksonville Florida Wind Mitigation Inspector!

  • Experienced and Knowledgable: At JA Building Solutions, we are trained on the ICC Residential Building Code by InterNACHI, which is nationally accredited by the US Department of Education. We are also a Certified Professional Inspector (CPI) through InterNACHI and are additionally Certified by them to perform Wind Mitigation Inspections for insurance purposes.

  • Universal Reporting: We use the form OIR-B1-1802 Uniform Mitigation Verification Inspection Form which all insurance companies accept.

  • Fast and Convenient: We can typically complete a wind mitigation inspection within 1 hour, minimizing disruption to your day.

  • Detailed Reports: You'll receive a clear and concise report outlining the condition of your inspected systems, empowering you to make informed decisions.

  • Competitive Rates: We offer competitive pricing for our wind mitigation inspections, ensuring you get excellent value for your money.


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Ready to unlock potential savings on your homeowners' insurance premiums? If you own a home in Jacksonville Florida get a free and instant quote for your Wind Mitigation Inspection now!

Simply fill out the following information and get your instant quote. Streamline the process by selecting an ideal day and time that works best for you to have your inspection performed.


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