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Members of Sea Grant, Smart Home America and Fortified Homes Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety discuss the benefits of fortified buildings in a resilient community. Fortifying homes can protect them from hurricanes and coastal storms.


Helping Communities Build Safer, Smarter and Stronger

 

MISSION

Smart Home America promotes preparedness and the development of stronger, more resilient communities through education, collaboration and the strengthening of buildings to reduce personal injury, property damage and economic loss. 

 
 
 
FORTIFIED built vs. traditionally built homes in 80-100 MPH winds. 
CAN YOU GUESS WHICH IS FORTIFIED?
 
The one on the left was built to the International Residential Code (IRC) 2006 for 90 MPH winds.
The other was built to the IRC 2006 with FORTIFIED enhancements to withstand 110 MPH.
Testing was performed using 80-100 MPH winds.

  

WHAT DOES SMART HOME AMERICA DO?

  • PROVIDES information and resources to homeowners, contractors, building industry professionals, insurers and other community stakeholders about resilient construction techniques which create stronger, safer, more resilient communities. 
  • HOSTS trainings and provides literature for housing and insurance industry professionals, which allows them to better assist their clients and residents to build and retrofit to the FORTIFIED standard. 
  • EDUCATES legislators, elected officials and county and municipal employees on the benefits of stronger, more resilient building practices to help them better prepare their communities for natural disasters