How to prepare for your Wind Mitigation Inspection

At True Home Inspections, we strive to do everything we can to make sure you get every credit you deserve on your Wind Mitigation Form. Sometimes labels have been painted over or removed from components of the home such as windows and doors. This prevents us from knowing the exact rating of that component. Some features of your home can be difficult to see with the naked eye such as Secondary Water Resistance(SWR), therefore it is difficult for us to verify without documentation of installation. So, we need your help! In order to be fully prepared for your Wind Mitigation, please have as much of the following information and/or documentation on your Windows, Roof, Structure and Doors including Garage Doors prepared and ready to show your inspector and we’ll do the rest!

  • Invoices

  • Contracts

  • Receipts

  • Name and number of contractor

  • Product Specifications

  • Any other documentation you may have

How do we prepare for your Wind Mitigation Inspection

Most Inspection companies boast about SAME DAY REPORTS! We are one of those companies! However, we will take the time to gather all the information we can get to maximize your credits on your wind mitigation report resulting in savings on your home insurance and sometimes that cannot be done in one day. We will locate any permit available by the city or county you reside in on your property. We will contact companies and contractors (with contact info you provided) who installed these components of your home to check if they have invoices on file. We don’t just check boxes to “get it done” we take the time, because just like you, we’re consumers too! ….and we would want the same treatment.

Facts about your Wind Mitigation report

1. For all openings, it is the weakest point of protection that you get credit for. For example: If you have all impact windows except for one window or door that is not impact rated or have any hurricane protection you will not get the top credit for the impact windows.

2. Secondary Water Resistance (SWR) is not generally visible to the naked eye. Documentation may be needed to obtain credit.

3. An Inspector can only report on what they can see and verify.

4. We do not work for the insurance companies, we work for and with YOU.

Please don’t hesitate to ask us any questions! We’re here to help you understand the process!