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Wind Mitigation Blog

August 15, 2022


Welcome to the Stronger Florida Homes Blog! This blog is here to help everyone understand the basics of wind mitigation. We will look at how to make Florida homes stronger.…
Wind mitigation form
November 26, 2022

Dates on the Wind Mitigation form

The wind mitigation form asks several dates about your home. The first in the title block is the "Year of Home:" This question is considered a to be the year…
Wind-Borne Debris Region map courtesy of Glenn StephensWind mitigation form
November 26, 2022

Wind-borne debris region and the High-velocity Hurricane Zone.

In the 2010 Florida building code(FBC) the Wind-borne debris region (WBDR) are defined as follows (see image): Areas located: 1. Within 1 mile of the coastal mean high-water line where…
Wind mitigation form
November 26, 2022

Number of stories on a home

Generally speaking the number of stories is straight forward. Wind is usually at much greater speeds the higher from the ground you are. For the wind mitigation form a story…
Roof decking removed to access the roof to wall connectionRoofWind mitigation form
November 30, 2022

Before You Get a New Roof

If you are in the market for a new roof it is recommended to review your old wind mitigation report or have a new one done prior to re-roofing. Why?…
Re-nailing a roof deckRoofWind mitigation form
November 30, 2022

The advantages of re-roofing vs roof over:

There are advantages of stripping a roof down to the sheathing when preparing for a new roof. The first is to allow the roofing contractor to re-nail the sheathing to…
012-Structure-Tech-Home-Inspections-www.StructureTech.com_-scaled-2RoofWind mitigation form
December 7, 2022

What should I do first?

When deciding what to do first to protect your home from storms there is no quick simple easy answer. Every home is built differently, at different times and in different…
RoofWind Mitigation
March 29, 2024

Wind Mitigation Retrofit A presentation for the South Florida Roofing Contractor's Association
March 29, 2024

Choosing the right contractor

Knowing who to get to work on your house can be a daunting task. Florida licensing can be confusing. There are three levels of Contractors in Florida called Divisions (1,…