Wind mitigation is the implementation of certain building techniques in order to limit damage caused by intense wind.
Age of building construction. Post 9-1-94 in Broward & Dade and post 3-1-2002 in the rest of state qualifies for discount
We will research and determine when the roof was installed and does if it meets building codes. In Florida, the code standard was updated in 1994 & 2002
We will determine what type of roof decking is used and how it’s attached to the underlying structure, like if it’s nailed or stapled down. If nails are used, nail length and spacing between each will also be noted.
The roof attachments become the focus here: are trusses attached with nails or hurricane clips? Are the wraps single or double? The more secure your roof, the better impact on your wallet!
Is your roof hip or not? Nope, we don’t care how cool it is, just how it’s shaped - a hip roof resembles that of a pyramid, and is a definite qualifier for a discount.
The homeowner must show documentation from the roofing contractor or the roofing
permit with installation instructions, or clear photographs of its installation to receive
credit for SWR. Installation instructions must indicate the product is installed directly to
the sheathing and to the entire roof.
Here, we are looking for shutters and installed-protection devices from wind-born debris for doors and windows. We will also be checking the rating of the devices, if you have them (as in- are they hurricane-rated?). 100% of all openings need to be covered with Hurricane rated protection to qualify for this discount.