Wind mitigation is the prevention of damage caused by intense or excessive wind.
If you are from a coastal state, you’ve probably heard of Wind Mitigation Insurance. If you’re a Florida resident, especially – that peninsular state sprawling into the Atlantic and Gulf, almost assuredly you’re familiar with Wind Mitigation Insurance. And if you’re not, you might want to reconsider the significant savings a Wind Mitigation may offer should nature’s fury unleash.
For Wind Mitigations, we check for 8 key categories:
- Roof Deck Attachment
- Roof Covering
- Roof to Wall Attachment
- Roof Geometry
- Gable End Bracing
- Secondary Water Barrier
- Opening Protection
- Wall Construction Type
In the end, investing in a wind mitigation inspection is at your own discretion. The potential cost-savings per year could easily outweigh the cost.
The purpose of a roof inspection is to visually find evidence of current leakage through the roof covering, where accessible, from various areas of structure. The overall condition and any specific deficiencies are also noted. Flashings, shingles, tiles, vents, skylights, gutters and workmanship are all checked. The estimated age and remaining life are noted and repair/replacement costs are provided.
Every Home Inspection has a Home Inspector go on the roof and take detailed photos and evaluations. The roof is one of the most important parts of the inspection and no matter what should have an inspector be on the roof and in all attics and crawl spaces. Some companies do not do this and you should make sure when looking at different inspection companies that they do go from top to bottom leaving nothing unturned.
4 Point Inspection
A four-point Inspection is often a requirement when obtaining a new homeowners insurance policy or renewing an existing policy. After hurricane Andrew in Florida, insurance companies in Florida have been trying to encourage home owners to make their homes safer and reduce insurance claims. Many of the insurance companies and JUA (Joint Underwriting Association) now request a Four Point Inspection.
A "Four Point Inspection" focuses only on four main areas of interest in a home:
Four Point Inspection Services in Florida:
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
Electrical wiring and panels
Plumbing connections and fixtures
Radon is a cancer causing radioactive gas that causes 20,000 deaths each year. You can't smell, see or touch it but it may be in your home. Testing is the only way to determine if you have Radon or not.
Townsend Home Inspections will evaluate your home for Radon Gas and conduct the necessary tests to determine the radon levels. Using the industries most advanced testing CRM Monitors, State Certified Technicians, and proper protocol, you will receive a complete detailed radon report.
Using a variety of testing methodologies and forensic lab analysis on samples taken, we can provide you with a detailed report of the findings and recommendations.
4 Point Inspection
Townsend Home Inspections will evaluate your home for mold and conduct the necessary tests to determine type, amount and medical repercussions.
If mold is found, we will work with you on the protocol for clean-up and clearance testing. We use infrared lights to see into your walls and determine if there is a wet or moist area where the mold may be. Using the latest testing equipment, we perform Air Sampling using Micron Cartridges to sample and test mold spores. Upon completion of field sampling, cultures are sent to the lab for examination and a detailed report is produced. If visible mold is found, we will swab sample and get a full lab report on the visible mold. On a typical mold test we will use 3 samples but you can also request more if needed.