Superstorm Sandy hit the New Jersey shore in 2012, but four years later this storm is still talked about because of the massive damage it caused when it made landfall. With total estimated damages of $75 billion, Superstorm Sandy was the second most-expensive hurricane in U.S. history. Only Hurricane Katrina caused more damage. Now, as we enter the 2016 hurricane season, weather forecasters are anticipating the worst hurricane season since 2012. Here in Florida we see more than our fair share of storms, including Hermine already last week. It makes you think: Is your home ready for hurricane season?
Home and structural inspections are the best way to be sure that your house is ready for an active hurricane season. A professional inspection can help review your property and identify any problems before a major storm hits, giving you time to make repairs or improvements. Structural home inspections are some of the most thorough, looking for cracks, problem trusses or beams and any other modifications that could be a problem in a serious storm. Following a thorough home inspection – and any necessary repairs – you can have peace of mind that your home is as prepared as possible for whatever Mother Nature may send during this hurricane season.
At HAS Inspections, we also specialize in wind storm mitigation inspections that examine the roof system of a house to determine if it is built to withstand the high and sustained winds that accompany a hurricane. Roof systems that are not appropriately designed are far more likely to fail during a hurricane. Not only does a wind storm mitigation inspection provide peace of mind for the homeowner, but it may also allow the homeowner to qualify for a reduction in insurance rates.
HAS Inspections LLC is a licensed and insured inspection company that serves homes and businesses throughout Central Florida. We are committed to fast turnaround times, with inspections and reports usually being completed within three days of your call. Our highly trained and experienced inspectors will exceed your expectations every time.
There is no need to guess when you can know for certain whether your home is ready for hurricane season. Contact us today at 813-681-3597 to learn more about our home and building inspection services or to schedule your home inspection.