Local and State Government

Learn how FORTIFIED lowers risk, reduces damage, increases home values and lessens the cost of post-disaster clean-up.

Informed decisions make a smart home; informed decision-makers create resilient communities. Our communities look to their leaders for guidance. We want to support your efforts by providing resources and information to help you make informed decisions.

 

FORTIFIED 

Allows communities and economies to recover quicker, and get back to normal. Can also reduce clean-up costs. Every $1 spent on mitigation saves $6 in recovery costs.

 

FORTIFIED Resilient Building Standard Increases Home ValueTHE EFFECT OF FORTIFIED™ CONSTRUCTION ON HOME RESALE VALUE

Switching from conventional construction standards to FORTIFIED increases the value of a home by nearly 7 percent.

 

BUILDING CODES 

are minimum standards that protect life safety. We look to help improve local building codes in order to better protect property and reduce the risk of major damage and disruptive property losses.

 

THE CODE SUPPLEMENT 

Developed by local municipalities to add FORTIFIED’s code+ recommendations into their codes. The Supplement provides improved protection and added benefits to communities such as less damage and lower insurance costs for communities, businesses, and residents.

 

ENABLING LEGISLATION 

Enacted bills, laws, regulations, and acts passed in support of community resilience and mitigation efforts since 2009. These successful pieces of legislation, along with improved building codes, serve as the foundation of stronger communities and are examples for others.

 

The Alabama Coastal Insurance Shopper’s Guide THE ALABAMA COASTAL INSURANCE SHOPPER’S GUIDE

All the information needed for coastal residents to understand make informed decisions about home and flood insurance.

 

STRONG & SUSTAINABLE 

Building better first protects other investments into a property and ensures it will better withstand the tests of time and Mother Nature. Small changes and simple steps can save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars each year on energy and insurance costs. 

 

EDUCATION

Smart Home America has long partnered elected officials, cities and municipalities to provide education services focused on stronger construction practices, insurance and incentives and the FORTIFIED program. If you or your organization are interested in learning more about FORTIFIED, contact us.

 

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