A wind mitigation form is used when a certified inspector audits a home or office for its wind resistance capabilities and features. It is an essential inspection to ensure the safety of the property and a helpful document in the property insurance process. Let’s review the critical elements in Wind Mitigation Inspections:

  • What do Wind Mitigation Inspections generally include?
  • Why are Wind Mitigation Inspections vital to property owners and insurance companies?
  • How does Fielda streamline the use of these inspection forms?

What Inspections generally include: Typical wind mitigation inspections include reviewing various elements such as compliance with local building codes, the type of roofing on the property, roof to wall attachment, roof shape, etc. For example, inspectors gather details like roofing material (metal, fiberglass, concrete, or other materials), roofing geometry (hip roof, flat roof), etc. In addition, they check the type of roof-to-wall attachment such as toenails, single wraps, double wraps, etc. Inspections also include glazed openings like windows and non-glazed openings like garage doors.  

What makes Wind Mitigation Inspections essential to energy companies: Wind mitigation inspections help drastically reduce insurance premiums when working out insurance policies for homes. Wind mitigation inspections are estimated to enable insurance premium savings from a few hundred to a thousand dollars. While the cost-saving on insurance is essential, the more direct benefit is lower repairs and maintenance costs. Especially in storm-prone areas, the property should handle winds and hurricanes. The building’s wind mitigation features also increase safety and protect help protect life and property.  

How does Fielda benefit Wind Mitigation Inspections: A large portion of the wind mitigation inspection data pertains to the roofing. It also involves an exhaustive check on the entire property’s windows, doors, building material, etc. Using manual data entry and sheets of paper can be very inconvenient and cumbersome for field inspectors during this process. Fielda can ease the data collection process by helping inspectors complete the form using just a few clicks. All information is gathered via their mobile devices, and data is instantly ready and accessible for review by management teams. As a result, Fielda increases the speed and efficiency of inspectors, enabling long-term productivity enhancement in the organization.  

Audit: Augment reports with photos, videos, or other evidence with seamless digital document upload  

Manage: Instantly share completed forms with internal stakeholders and insurance company points of contact as needed. 

Monitor: Plan, schedule, and track field inspections with ease through Fielda’s custom workflows 

 

About Fielda: Fielda helps companies manage and maintain their assets and gain real-time oversight of all tasks, workflows, and projects to improve operational efficiency, enhance team productivity and impact the bottom line. Whether it’s installations, inspections, repairs, replacement of parts, servicing and maintenance, or routine audits, with Fielda’s mobile data collection, GIS-enabled technology, automated and custom workflows, and analytics, you can eliminate errors, enhance response time, ease workflow bottlenecks, and simplify your field operations.

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