Home Page
postheader postheader postheader postheader postheader postheader
Auto Insurance
Homeowners Insurance
Business & Commercial Insurance
Flood Insurance
Real Estate Liability
Motorcycle Insurance
Recreational Vehicles Insurance
Watercraft & Boat Insurance
Church Insurance


Homeowners can receive substantial credits for outfitting their homes with windstorm mitigation features that withstand or are more resistant to high winds.

We highly recommend that Florida homeowners, especially those living in more hurricane-prone regions, consider investing in wind mitigation features.

What is Wind Mitigation?

Wind mitigation is the process of adding features to your home that help withstand or increase resistance to high winds caused by a major storm or hurricane.

Why Do Florida Homeowners Need It?


According to the Florida Division of Emergency Management, 15% - 70% of home insurance premiums in Florida can be attributed to wind-damage risk. While there is an upfront cost involved, outfitting your home with wind mitigation features can result in significant long-term savings.


In addition to saving you money, mitigating your home against severe weather can also protect your family in the event of a major storm. Installing hurricane shutters on your windows or hurricane straps on your roof reduces the risk of flying debris penetrating your home and putting your family in danger.

Wind Mitigation Techniques

Water Barriers

Seal your roof deck, or the layer in between the primary structure and the insulating layer of your roof, to prevent water intrusion that may otherwise occur if roof shingles blow away in extreme wind or from flying debris. This also provides an extra layer of insulation, making your home more energy efficient. 

Roof to Foundation Anchoring

Reinforce your home’s walls to the roof and foundation to establish a continuous load path. This enables the outer structure of your home to resist strong winds.

Window and Door Coverings

There are several options available to help protect windows and other openings from the impact of strong wind and flying debris. Popular options include shatterproof windows and storm shutters. Hurricane-rated doors are recommended, especially for garage doors with large openings. Additional bracing can also be installed on existing garage doors.

Conducting Wind Mitigation Inspections

Generally, a wind mitigation inspection is needed to determine which credits apply to a home. During a wind mitigation inspection, a certified inspector looks for key features and add-ons that reduce the amount of damage your home may suffer in the event of a hurricane or strong windstorm.

Call Northside Insurance Agency for a quote at 813.960.5225.

Share |

No Comments

Post a Comment
Required (Not Displayed)

All comments are moderated and stripped of HTML.
Submission Validation
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
Enter the Validation Code from above.
NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive

View Mobile Version
Contact Us Today



Northside Insurance Agency, Inc.
14009 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
Call: 813.960.5225 Call: 800.952.5221

Powered by Insurance Website Builder
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Blog RSS Feed