Windstorm Mitigation Inspection can save you money.

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Windstorm Mitigation Inspection can save you money.

Windstorm Inspections
Windstorm Inspection

 Living in sunny South Florida our homes are located in a storm-prone area, and because of that Homeowners Insurance becomes a little bit more of a complex issue.

The Complexity relates to storm threats inflating your Home Insurance premiums, because storms are such a big Insurance and financial risk.

All is not lost however.

You definitely don’t have to subject yourself to higher premiums even if we are located in an area that is vulnerable to damaging windstorms and hurricanes. 

A Windstorm Mitigation Inspection, will help to determine what credits you receive on your Homeowners Insurance premium. 

What is a Palm Beach Windstorm Mitigation Inspection?

A Windstorm Mitigation Inspection is an official protocol through which Inspectors assess your home. This is carried out with a visual Inspection to determine how appropriate your home’s building structure is in withstanding the effects of strong winds such as hurricanes, tornadoes or windstorms.

Money Saved through Windstorm Mitigation Goes Beyond Homeowners Insurance While the money-saving implications of a Windstorm Mitigation Inspection are primarily linked to the savings on the policy premiums. Homeowners also gain expert knowledge on how they can physically improve their homes to withstand the forces of nature. In case a storm actually does materialize with the potential to damage their property, homeowners can save money if their properties have structures that can withstand those storms and avoid damage.

Call us today to schedule your next Inspection – Phone #561-393-9977 


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Why get a Windstorm Mitigation Inspection on your home?

Windstorm Mitigation Inspection is the only inspection that is almost always going to result in some level of insurance discount on your insurance policy premium. A Windstorm Mitigation Inspection is for homeowners that are trying to reduce their Home Insurance rates up to 50% off the original policy premium

If your home has undergone a Windstorm Mitigation Inspection you are potentially eligible for insurance discounts or credits from insurance companies.Insurance companies increase their odds of insuring more secure, less damage-susceptible properties in targeted areas.

If you have not had a Windstorm Mitigation Inspection on your home, chances are you are paying too much for your windstorm insurance! Having your Windstorm Mitigation Inspection today on your home could translate to savings and give you a peace of mind.

In Palm Beach County if your home was built on or after January 1st, 2012 you are eligible for minimum FBC 2001 credit.
In Broward/Miami-Dade if your home was built after 1996, you are eligible for an opening protection class C credit. If your home was built after 2002 or later you are eligible for opening protection class A credit.

Here are something’s that the Inspector will look at during a Windstorm Mitigation Inspection of your home.

Age of the home
Roof Covering – When was the roof installed and does it meet South Florida building codes.
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Roof Deck Attachment – What type of roof decking is used and how it is attached to the underlying structure.
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Roof to Wall Attachment – How the rafters/trusses are attached to the wall top plate.
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Roof Geometry – What type of roof your home has (example: Hip, Flat or other.)

Opening Protection for Doors & Windows – Shutters or impact resistant coverings or products.

 Call us today to schedule your next Inspection… Phone #561-393-9977


Recommended Links

Eaton Insurance
Phone (561) 966-1848
www.eatoninsurance.net

Furman Insurance
Phone (954) 943-5050
www.furmaninsurance.com

Real Estate Agent
Mark Baker
Phone 561-336-6333
www.buyingpalmbeachhomes.com