We interviewed one of our clients, Douglas Inspection Service about Wind Mitigation Inspections. If you haven’t had one yet you may be able to save money on your Homeowners insurance! You can learn more about Wind Mitigation Inspections on our blog and read about them and Douglas Inspection below!
Q. How long is an inspection?
A. The time spent at the property is usually less than an hour. We do research prior to the appointment and at the home we verify the results of our research and confirm the way the roof is secured to the house. It really depends on how far into the attic the inspector has to go to find and photograph the features the insurer is looking for.
Q. What is your typical response time/ booking time?
A. We try to accommodate the homeowners schedule so it can vary. I would say always within a week of the request.
Q. What is the average price of your inspections?
A. We currently charge $100.00 for the wind mitigation inspection if the property is located in Orange or Seminole Counties. Since our office is based in Winter Springs, we do charge slightly higher rates if we have to travel more than 20 miles.
Q. Does the home owner have to be present for your inspections?
A. Most of the inspection is accomplished in the attic, we do need to have someone home to allow access.
Q. Can other things be done at the same time?
A. Yes, depending on the age of the home and/or roof, we can provide four point inspections and/or roof certifications. The four points are the plumbing, electrical, roof and mechanical (A/C) systems. While one or both of these inspections may be required to obtain coverage, the purpose of the wind mitigation inspection is solely to offer discounts on the policy premium. If we accomplish more than one inspection simultaneously, there may be a discount.