W.B. Sanders, Inc. is a State Certified Contractor and approved with the State of Florida to Perform Wind Mitigation Inspections for structures, including Single and Multi-Family as well as Commercial Buildings.

We work closely with several property management companies and have helped many condominium associations Save Thousands of Dollars a Year on their insurance policies. We also work closely with insurance companies to assist their clients with receiving discounts on their insurance premiums.

Contact Us for more information or to schedule a wind inspection on a commercial structure 239.931.3880.

What Do We Inspect?
There are eight different areas on this inspection that can receive a discount on your insurance. In most cases even if one is met, the Home Owner will see a reduction in your insurance premium.

Exterior Wall Construction

Concrete block or poured concrete is the most common type of construction in the State of Florida. This is the type of construction that receives the most discounts on your insurance premiums.

Roof Covering

The most common roof covering materials in Florida are shingles, tile and metal. A key factor in roof covering performance is the method of attachment of the roof covering to the roof deck. The most recent building code enforced is 2001 FBC.

Roof Deck Attachment

The most common roof deck types are plywood and OSB. The most important feature of the roof deck is the attachment of the plywood to the trusses (nail size and spacing).

Secondary Water Barrier (SWR)

This is not found in most homes. Secondary water resistance (SWR) is a layer of protection that shields the home if the roof covering fails. The two types of SWRs are Self-Adhering Modified Bitumen Underlayment (which is applied to the exterior of all joints) and Foam Seal (which is sprayed on to the underside of your decking).

Roof-to-Wall Connections

The roof-to-wall connection is a critical safeguard that keeps the roof truses attached to the building walls. Proper installation is critical to connector performance.

Gable End Bracing

Gable end wall failures in hurricanes can lead to significant damage and loss for the homeowners and insurance companies. Properly constructed and/or braced gable end walls can go a long way to reducing these loses. If gable ends are not currently braced they can be retrofit to meet current minimum requirements per the 2001 FBC.

Roof Geometry

Roof geometry refers to the shape of the roof, not the roof covering. The most common roof shapes are hip, gable and flat.

Opening Protection

(Windows, All Doors, Skylights, etc.)
Properly rated protection on your openings will decrease the likelihood of your home being damaged during hurricane-strength winds.