WIND MITIGATION Verification
A Wind Mitigation Verification documents the structural features that allow houses and condominium buildings to resist hurricane-force winds.
Pitched roofs are particularly vulnerable to wind damage due to the negative pressure, or uplift, produced by high-velocity winds on the leeward side of the building. In short, the wind acts to lift the roof off of the exterior walls.
Other hazards include water intrusion through unsealed roof decks and wind-borne debris impact.
Building standards and codes have been updated updated over the years, and the Wind Mit documents compliance with these standards.