News & Blog

See the Proof of Don’t Goof

You hear us preach it all the time, your roof is your home’s first protection against hazards. Your roof must withstand thunderstorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes to defend the rest of the home and its contents.
07/07/2017 @ 08:07 AM

How do I get a FORTIFIED certification for My Home?

Choosing which FORTIFIED level is right for your home and budget can be a hard choice. Luckily, there is an easy answer, hire a FORTIFIED Evaluator.
07/07/2017 @ 07:07 AM

5 Flood Facts You Should Know

Floods, according to National Geographic, cause about $6 billion worth of damage and kill nearly 140 people every year in the US. Most people don’t know that every state is at risk for flash floods or that everyone is a flood zone. Test your flood knowledge with our 5 flood facts you may not know.
07/07/2017 @ 07:07 AM

Don’t Let Your Home Go Up in Smoke

Happy Fourth of July! It’s hot and people are preparing to shoot off some fireworks tonight, if they haven’t already. This is the perfect time to take a few minutes and learn about some ways to prepare for and prevent fire damage.
07/07/2017 @ 09:07 AM

The New Path for Disaster Preparedness

Stateline News released an excellent three-part series explaining the changing landscape of disaster planning, mitigation, and recovery in America. Often these subjects are approached using different strategies. We propose that they are, and should be, connected.
06/06/2017 @ 04:06 PM

How to Make Your Home Energy Efficient

Homeowners wonder what they can do to save money on utility bills while helping the environment. Most do this by using less water, turning off lights they aren’t using, sealing every crack they see (and can’t see), installing new, digital thermostats, and recycling used products.
06/06/2017 @ 09:06 AM

National Homeownership Month: Five Steps to Protect Your Investment

Owning a home is one of the great milestones in life and for most of us, our biggest investment. According to a survey from the National Association of Home Builders, 70 percent of their polling audience placed a high value on homeownership. What would you do to protect your home?
06/06/2017 @ 09:06 AM

Am I at Risk?

It can be hard to know which hazards you need to plan for. Will you simply need to unplug electronics in the case of a thunderstorm or plan to install shutters because of a major hurricane?
06/06/2017 @ 09:06 AM

Top Ten Things You Can Do To Stay Prepared All Year

It can be tiring to hear about planning for hurricanes and severe weather; we get it. After all, many of us haven't seen a terrible storm in years, some of us in over a decade. That could change this year or next, but planning for one doesn't have to be a chore.
06/06/2017 @ 01:06 PM

​​​​​​​Homeowners in Alabama, Louisiana and South Carolina Now Have an Affordable, Integrated Way to Strengthen Their Homes Against Hurricane Damage

MyStrongHome Launches Innovative Business to Use Reduced Insurance Premiums to Pay for New Fortified Roofs
05/05/2017 @ 07:05 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