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  A wind mitigation inspection also known as windstorm inspections or windstorm insurance inspection is an inspection common in the Southeastern coastal regions of the United States. The purpose of a windstorm inspection is to conducted and assess the structural integrity of a property and any potential vulnerabilities that could be exacerbated by high winds such as those present in a hurricane.   Florida residents can receive discounts on their insurance premiums for having windstorm coverage. This coverage protects against damage caused by hurricanes and other windstorms. The amount of the discount varies depending on the insurance company and the level coverage purchased. Contact your insurance provider to learn more about the discounts available to you

  During a wind mitigation inspection, the roof and structure are thoroughly examined for features that can reduce the risk of damage during a windstorm. The inspector will look for hurricane straps, clips, or other connectors that secure the roof to the walls and foundation. They will also check for the presence of a secondary water barrier, which can prevent water intrusion in case the roof covering is damaged. The inspector will also assess the roof covering material, its age, and condition. Additionally, they will examine the walls, windows, and doors for features that can increase the property's wind resistance. The inspection report will provide recommendations for improvements that can be made to increase the property's wind resistance and potentially lower insurance premiums.

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