Wind Mitigation Florida

What are the Florida Building Codes 706.2 and 708.8.1?

The state of Florida has issued specific guidelines for installing a new roof on your home and you can find these guidelines in Florida Building Codes 706.2 and 708.8.1. Simply stated, the rule is that, if your home has a value of $300,000 or more, existing roof trusses must be retrofitted with reinforced roof-to-wall connections before installation of a new roof. Roofing contractors are not licensed to complete these wind mitigation installations. If you’re putting a new roof on your home, you need a licensed wind mitigation specialist to bring your roof up to code.

Third Nail Mitigation provides this type of specialized retrofitting service. Due to the massive roof damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida, Roofing Contractors have become aware that most Building Departments are now Enforcing Florida Building Codes 706.2 and 708.8.1, even though this code has been in effect for several years. Tens of Thousands of roofs are being replaced throughout Florida. Take advantage of this reroofing project and Save 20%-25 of your insurance premium every year.

If you do not know whether or not your home has been retrofitted, a wind mitigation inspection can ascertain the state of your home’s hurricane preparedness in regards to hurricane straps and roof securing tie downs. In Florida, you may need this inspection done more often in order to take advantage of insurance premium discount offers.


At Third Nail Mitigation, we are qualified and recognized to do the inspection and retrofitting work where it’s needed. Our work is of the best standards, and we can provide you with references. Make sure you’re protecting your home and getting the most out of your existing hurricane mitigation accessories. Call today to schedule your windstorm inspection!