Florida Wind Mitigation Inspection
If you own a home in the state of Florida and have installed a new roof, windows, doors, you may be eligible for financial incentives that you are leaving on the table! These incentives may include substantial discounts on your homeowner's insurance policy premiums as well as state and or federal grants. These incentives are designed to help offset investment costs for the installation of specific building products that meet certain building requirements and standards. In order to see if you qualify, you must have a Florida Wind Mitigation performed. The Wind Mitigation report can be submitted into your insurance provider to see what credits they offer. For only $99.99 you may qualify for hundreds or more in discounts and credits. Use the "Book Now" button to get on our schedule today!
A Brief History
In 1992, Hurricane Andrew hit the United States and caused major damage, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Andrew. It was the third and last most powerful of three Category 5 hurricanes to hit the United States during the 20th century. Andrew hit the Bahamas, southern Florida (south of Miami), and Louisiana. It caused $26.5 billion in damage, with most of the damage located in South Florida. Andrew also caused 65 deaths and left thousands of people homeless.
Andrew and other hurricanes of previous years taught us that a better strategy is needed to protect property and lives. Florida is a vulnerable state, with more than 18 million people, and with 80% of that population living along the state’s hurricane-prone coastal areas.
No matter how carefully houses are located, designed, and built in Florida, there are still hundreds of thousands of existing homes that cannot survive intense hurricanes.
Residential buildings can be effectively classified according to their degree of wind vulnerability. That classification recognizes the fact that buildings with wind-resistant features are expected to experience significant reductions in hurricane damage and loss. The reduced risk and associated loss result from both basic house characteristics and features (roof shape, frame vs. masonry, garage, etc.), as well as structural features of the building envelope (roof, deck connection, hurricane straps, shutters, etc). While the existing house characteristics are what they are and cannot be easily modified, the key building envelope features can often be cost-effectively strengthened to provide notable reductions in vulnerability.
It makes a lot of sense for homeowners, by way of economic incentives, to retrofit their homes in a way that incorporates the latest storm damage and mitigation products and technologies. The incentives could take the form of financial grants or homeowner’s insurance policy premium discounts.
Significant financial incentives exist for homeowners to protect their homes by rating structures based on wind vulnerability risk. This fact can translate into a plan that offers the first real opportunity to “fix” the problem of vulnerable housing stock in Florida. If given accurate and objective information, homeowners may choose to invest in mitigation rather than higher insurance premiums. This will produce a “win-win-win” situation for the homeowner, the insurer, and the government.
-Source: International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)
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The geometry and type of covering your roof has plays an important role in how much force is required during a strong storm or wind event to cause damage. Homes that have hip roofs typically receive the more favorable credits in the roof geometry portion of the Wind Mitigation Inspection because a hip roof is the strongest style of roof construction. They are designed much like a pyramid and we all know how long those have been standing. During the wind mitigation inspection we will be documenting the shape of the roof as well as what kind of covering it has. Arcitechural shingles and metal roofs have a higher wind rating of 130mph or more which makes them better candidates for credits and discounts. Use the "Book Now" button to get on our schedule today!
Roof and Wall Attachment
During a high-wind event, the forces that are generated put a huge load on your home. The forces can become strong enough that they can rip the roof right off your home. In order to mitigate the chances of a catastrophe like your roof being ripped off, modern standards require that newer homes and buildings be equipped with some form of mechanical connector that attaches in a way that securely holds your roof in place. During our inspection we will be documenting what type of observed roof to wall attachments are being used. Homes with metal fastener and connector type systems like hurricane clips and straps have better resistance than those that do not which means if you have metal type connectors you have a higher chance of receiving credits. Use the "Book Now" button to get on our schedule today!
During a high-wind event, sizable objects can be picked up by the wind and become projectiles that will cause extensive damage to your home upon impact. Upgrading the windows and doors on your home to building products that are impact-rated will help protect your home and mitigate the risk of damage caused by airborne missiles from the wind. During the wind mitigation inspection we document what type of windows and doors are currently installed on your home. Building products that are rated for HVHZ (High Velocity Hurricane Zone) areas qualify for better credits. Use the "Book Now" button to get on our schedule today!
4 Point Inspection
If you're purchasing a home or renewing your insurance policy, you may be required by your insurance provider to get a 4-point inspection which includes an inspection of your roof, electrical system, plumbing system, and air conditioning system. During a 4 Point Inspection we document the overall condition and functionality of each of these systems to make sure they are functioning properly and there are no safety concerns. You can easily add it to your wind mitigation inspection to save time and it only costs $119.99
Living in or owning a home that meets modern standards for functionality and safety is not only an important part of life, it's also essential. Whether you are buying a home or currently living in one and want to know its current maintenance and safety issues, you can easily add a home inspection to your Florida Wind Mitigation to save time. Home inspections start at $349.99 and can vary depending on factors like the age of the home. Older homes take longer to inspect. Click the "Get A Quote" button to get an instant quote for your inspection.
Pool and Spa Inspection
At JA Building Solutions, we take the safety of your homes pool or spa very seriously. Our experienced inspectors use our training and experience to provide a comprehensive inspection of your homes pool or spa, identifying any potential safety hazards and ensuring compliance with local regulations. We are committed to providing you with the best service possible and ensuring that your pool or spa is safe for you and your family to enjoy. Pool and Spa Inspections start at $119.99 and can vary depending on the size and complexity. You can easily add a Pool and Spa Inspection to your Florida Wind Mitigation to save time. Click the "Get A Quote" button to get an instant quote for your inspection.
Thermal Imaging Inspection
At JA Building Solutions, we offer comprehensive thermal imaging inspections that can identify areas of concern that may not be visible to the naked eye. Our thermal imaging technology allows us to look beyond the surface of your building and detect potential issues before they become major problems. Thermal Imaging can help to detect:
Our Thermal Imaging Inspections are $149.99 and can easily be added to your Florida Wind Mitigation Inspection to save you time.