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Smart Home America partners with Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium on innovative new position

Partnership to strengthen local communities against storms and floods.
04/04/2017 @ 08:04 AM

Green Building

Nowadays, everyone is “going green.” Whether you’re asking for paper bags at the grocery store or biking to work, the little things add up. Building FORTIFIED is also a big step towards a greener, more sustainable living.
05/05/2017 @ 11:05 PM

Building Codes & FORTIFIED

FORTIFIED is code-plus - it goes beyond most building codes which are minimum standards.
05/05/2017 @ 03:05 PM

Start With Your Roof

FORTIFIED starts by focusing on the roof, which is the most important and vulnerable part of every building.
05/05/2017 @ 05:05 PM


Tornadoes hit quickly and without warning, damaging homes and your communities. There are ways you can prepare for tornado season.
04/04/2017 @ 08:04 AM

Income tax deductions and other savings for tax season

If you re-roofed or retrofitted your home, including to the FORTIFIED Home™ standard, or saved money for your homeowners insurance, you may be able to write it off
04/04/2017 @ 04:04 PM

Resilient, Durable, Sustainable

Building resilient means being durable. If your home is based on resiliency, it will not only protect it from severe weather, it will protect all other investments you make in your home.
04/04/2017 @ 07:04 AM

What is Law and Ordinance Coverage?

Your home may have been built to building codes when it was first constructed, but, building codes can, and do, change. Having a law and ordinance policy covers any additional cost of rebuilding your home up to current building codes.
03/03/2017 @ 07:03 AM

Top 3 Tornado Summit Takeaways

We are better understanding the science behind disasters and hazards, and states and local governments are taking action through new policies to account for risk to better protect their citizens.
03/03/2017 @ 03:03 PM

Additional Living Expense Coverage

What do you do if your home is too damaged to live in? Having Additional Living Expense coverage could the relief you are looking for.
03/03/2017 @ 03:03 PM

Importance of Wind and Hail Policy

In 19 states, Wind Insurance is separate from homeowners policies and can be a costly addition. Getting your home FORTIFIED can reduce these insurance costs.
03/03/2017 @ 02:03 PM

Flood Policy and Flood Zones

Flooding is the most common, and often the costliest, disaster that can strike. Homeowners and renters insurance does not cover flood damage. Everyone is in a flood zone.
03/03/2017 @ 02:03 PM