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.

Every $1 spent on mitigation saves up to $11 in recovery costs.



The FORTIFIED Construction Standard

FORTIFIED is a solution that assists communities and economies with recovering quicker, and reducing clean-up costs.


FORTIFIED Resilient Building Standard Increases Home Value





FORTIFIED Increases Home Value By Nearly 7% 

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

 





BUILDING CODES

Building Codes are minimum standards that protect life safety. We can build beyond code to better protect property and reduce the risk of major damage and disruptive property losses.

 





The Code Supplement 

Developed by local municipalities, the Code Supplement adds FORTIFIED’s beyond code recommendations into local building codes. The Supplement provides improved community protection and added benefits such as less damage and lower insurance costs for communities, businesses, and residents.

 




Model Legislation

The successfully passed and enacted legislation highlighted has been supportive of community resilience and mitigation efforts since 2009. These pieces of legislation, along with improved building codes, serve as the foundation of stronger communities.

 

The Alabama Coastal Insurance Shopper’s Guide





The Alabama Coastal Insurance Shoppers Guide

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

 




Durable and 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 and Training

Smart Home America has long partnered elected officials, cities and municipalities to provide education services. Schedule your next Lunch and Learn or training session with us today.