Part Two: Benefits, Savings, & Incentives of being FORTIFIED
Now, that you know the fundamental pros of your home being FORTIFIED vs only Certified... I have even more good stuff to tell you about!
Throughout Mobile and Baldwin County, insurance companies give specific construction discounts between 20-50%, for FORTIFIED building. On January 1st, 2018, these discounts are set to go state-wide. Find out more about Alabama's State Wide Mitigation Discounts for FORTIFIED Construction here, SmartHomeAmerica
You read that correctly. For Mobile & Baldwin County existing home owners, SAH provides grants for residential wind mitigation. The grant provided with this program is 100% of the mitigation up to $10,000.00. Be sure to check out Strengthen Alabama Homes Program to learn more!
Quick recap: TO BE FORTIFIED
1. FORTIFIED is an extra layer of protection for not only your home, but also for the personal well being of the Home Owners.
2. FORTIFIED construction will instantly raise your property's value.
3. FORTIFIED means potential for a huge savings from insurance companies.
4. Existing homes have the oppurtunity to become FORTIFIED through a grant funded by the insurance industry in Alabama.
That's a wrap! Until next time~ much love
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Part One: What is FORTIFIED?
First, let's begin with Certified. When building a new home, upon final inspection you will receive a certification stating that your home meets all standard building codes specific to your state's requirements. These basic, minimal building codes are intended for life safety, only.
FORTIFIED, means not only are the standard building codes met, but a layer of protection has been added to ensure that your home is built to the highest standards.
Keeping life safety, your home, and your home's posessions as safe as possible, is what being FORTIFIED is all about.
A study led by the
University of Alabama and coauthored by the University of Mississippi & Auburn University, shows that a FORTIFIED designation increases a property's value by 7%.
Did you know that 50% of waste & debris left behind after a severe storm or other disaster is from construction and/or construction materials? By reconizing the natural disasters common to your specific demographic area, the design and build of your home should be constructed to withstand the natural surrounding habitat and be consistent with floodplains.