Our friends at MyStrongHome have been educating us about the importance of a home’s roof—specifically, the role your roof plays in safeguarding your house against hurricanes and tornadoes…and in determining the cost of your homeowners insurance.
It may not be intuitive, but the right roof can save you money on your annual insurance bill—thousands of dollars per year, in some cases. MyStrongHome installs Fortified roofs on homes across the greater New Orleans area. They have the same ‘curb appeal’ as a standard roof, but receive a Fortified designation from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety. This means they have a number of additional resilience features, such as a precise nail pattern to attach the roof deck and a secondary water barrier underneath the shingles. Those features can prevent damage during the next storm, or during periods of high wind and rain. They can also lower homeowners’ insurance premiums as much as 48%.
A University of Alabama study found that a Fortified roof increases a home’s resale value by 7%, and a National Association of Realtors study found that a new roof generally has a 109% return on investment. For anyone concerned about the value of their home, as well as its safety, going Fortified makes a lot of sense.
- Insurance rates in Louisiana are tied with Florida for the highest in the nation, meaning we can save more money by going Fortified
- Anyone whose roof was replaced after Katrina is likely to have reached the end of its useful life by now – leaving you vulnerable to leaks, mold and severe damage when the next storm comes
- MSH has a new office in Harahan!
To learn more, or to get started, visit MyStrongHome’s website at mystronghome.net.