A Wind Mitigation Inspection is very valuable to your home and bottom line.
Knowing that your home is properly protected against Hurricanes is peace of mind. If we get the update that a hurricane is imminent, the fact of just putting up your shutters isn't suck a daunting task as opposed to having to by ply wood and hope your handyman skills are in tune.
Hurricane protection goes much deeper, and higher, than just shutters or Hurricane impact Windows. Each and every roof should have Hurricane straps which adds added support to the roofs ability to stay in one piece given high winds come through your home.
Hurricane straps can be found in all newer roofs, well should be found in them. If you aren't sure, call your insurance company and ask if you got credit for the straps or you can call an Inspector to take a look for you. An Inspector shouldn't charge you full price to just pop in and look in the roof. If your insurance company requires it then expect to pay the full charge. Either way IT IS WORTH IT!
The bottom line, Hurricane shutters, Hurricane Impact Windows, Hurricane Impact Doors and Hurricane Straps may cost upfront, but the discounts your Homeowners Insurance company will pass on to you for being properly prepared will make up for it in a couple of years!
Certified Home Inspector.