Wind mitigation utilizes certain building techniques that prevent or at least limit damage caused by severe storms or hurricanes. It focuses on structural and nonstructural ways to protect and strengthen buildings against intense winds and flying debris. Some common features include rated roofing materials, storm shutters, doors and windows. A wind mitigation inspection documents these features in what's called a "Uniformed Wind Mitigation Verification Inspection Form." This form is used by insurance companies in order to qualify for discounts on your homeowners insurance.