What Is a Wind Mitigation Inspection?

A wind mitigation inspection looks at seven key areas of your roof to determine its ability to withstand strong winds and water intrusion.
During a storm (yes, even a typical summer thunderstorm), heavy winds can push rain against your home where it will find its way into any crack or crevice.
Your roof is the first line of defense against wind and rain which is why wind mitigation inspections focus on your roof.

InterNACHI Wind Mitigation Inspector

Obviously, the newer, stronger, and better constructed your roof is, the more protection it can provide against wind damage, and the better your wind mitigation report will be. Your wind mitigation inspection is good for five years, but if repairs are done to your roof within five years, a new inspection may be required.

The wind mitigation report will examine seven areas:

  • Construction Year

    the year your home was built.

  • Roof Covering

    the type of roof covering (shingle, tile, etc.) and age of the roof

  • Roof Deck

    the material your roof deck (i.e. the material your shingles are nailed to) is made of, the type of nails securing the shingles, and how far apart the nails are.

  • Roof To Wall Attachment

    the method used to attach the roof to your walls.

  • Roof Geometry

    the shape and slope of your roof.

  • Secondary Water Resistance

    the type of material between the shingles and roof decking.

  • Opening Protection

    whether you have additional protections on openings such as a skylight, garage door, windows, etc.

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