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Wind Mitigation: What it is and why you need it

Updated: Nov 10, 2020

We've answered our most frequently asked questions surrounding wind mitigation with easy to understand answers and explanations.

What is a Wind Mitigation and why is it important?

Few things in life are certain: death, taxes, and if you live in Florida, hurricanes.

If you’ve owned a home throughout hurricane season, you know that these storms can be absolutely detrimental to your property. Welcome Home Inspections recommends investing in wind mitigation features for your home.

So, what is Wind Mitigation, anyway?

Wind mitigation is equipping your home’s structure with the ability to fend off damage caused by high speed winds. Wind mitigation betters your chances of fending off destruction during major storms and increases resistance to winds.

Why should Orlando homeowners invest in Wind Mitigation?

There are two major reasons to invest in wind mitigation for your home in Orlando, Florida. The first and foremost is safety. Wind mitigation keeps you and your family safer during hurricanes and strong storms. For example, installing hurricane straps can reduce the risk of debris damaging your roof.

There’s another reason to invest in wind mitigation though. Did you know that protecting your home through wind mitigation can actually save money? Studies show that the majority of Florida home insurance premiums are directly associated with wind-damage. Yes, you must invest upfront, but doing so will absolutely save you money long-term.

Why areas of my home should I protect through Wind Mitigation?

  • Garage Doors

  • Windows

  • Roof Covering

  • Roof Shape

  • Roof Deck Attachment

  • Roof-to-Wall Connections

  • Secondary Water Resistance

When should I schedule a Wind Mitigation Inspection?

The best time is NOW. Equip your home with the highest level of safety features before hurricane season strikes. Contact Cory Lillie at to get started.

This information is based off of the industry standard: International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. To learn more, click here.



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