Certifying Ongoing Improvements (WPI-8)
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) administers the Windstorm Inspection Program and issues Certificates of Compliance (WPI-8) for ongoing improvements.
What Qualifies as an Ongoing Improvement?
Ongoing improvements include:
- New structures, and
- The following changes to existing structures:
- Repairs (including reroofing)
If the improvement does not qualify as ongoing, it may qualify as completed. A person lacking a WPI-8 for a completed improvement may apply to TWIA for a WPI-8-C. Learn more.
Obtaining a WPI-8 for Ongoing Improvements
To obtain a Certificate of Compliance (WPI-8), an ongoing improvement must be inspected to certify that it is fully compliant with the windstorm building code. Property owners should follow the steps below to obtain a WPI-8:
- Notify TDI to begin the WPI-8 process before beginning ongoing improvements.
- Inspections of ongoing improvements may be performed by a TDI appointed qualified inspector; visit the TDI website for a list of TDI appointed qualified inspectors.
Some types of repairs may be minor or involve only a small portion of the structure and do not require a WPI-8. TDI provides a list of items that do not require an inspection on their website.