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Wind Mitigation Inspections

Protecting your home and property is important to your peace of mind. In Florida, that protection should include features to prevent windstorm damage.

In a severe wind storm, such as a hurricane, homes are battered by heavy wind and, often, rain. Features that help protect against wind damage - wind mitigation features - make a home stronger and help it withstand these forces. Wind mitigation features that are documented by a wind mitigation inspection also can save you money over the long term by helping you qualify for discounts on your insurance premium.

Common wind mitigation features include:

  • Doors and windows built to withstand wind pressure and projectiles
  • Storm shutters and panels that protect your windows and other openings from wind, rain and projectiles
  • Roofing materials and coverings that shield your home from wind and rain
  • Special attachments for walls and roofs to prevent the roof from being blown off by severe winds
  • Roof and building shapes that are more resistant to high winds

Wind mitigation inspections are beneficial because they:

  • Identify mitigation features that are present on your home
  • Help you understand how to make your home stronger and more resistant to damage
  • Provide documentation for insurance premium discounts for the eligible wind mitigation features on your home

There are many inspection companies and inspectors throughout Florida that you can choose to conduct a wind mitigation inspection on your behalf. To learn more about Citizens-endorsed inspection companies, including how to schedule your wind mitigation inspection with one of these firms, visit About Your Inspection.

For more information about wind mitigation features and premium discounts, visit Policy Discounts.