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Learn how we are helping homeowners across the South get stronger homes.

Need financing for a roof replacement…but worried about the cost (or if your credit is good enough)?

Let’s face it.  Your home is your castle, where milestones happen and great memories are made – and while that is fabulous, that same house can feel like a money pit if you have unexpected repair expenses.  Not fun.  That …

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MyStrongHome Featured in Mobile and Baldwin County article on Fortified

Why A Fortified Roof Pays What does “FORTIFIED™” mean?  If you have been on the buying or selling side of real estate at any point in the past few years, you’ve probably heard of the word FORTIFIED.  But what does …

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Our CEO Margot Brandenburg on Helping in Florida, Before and After Dorian

Watching and Waiting for Hurricane Dorian As most of you probably know, Hurricane Dorian is expected to hit the Atlantic coast of Florida over the holiday weekend as a strong Category 4 storm. Not only is it a wide and …

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Is Your Roof Rain Ready?

The Gulf South region has already seen a lot of wet weather this summer, and with several months left in hurricane season, it’s likely to see a lot more —not to mention plenty of rainy weather all year round. Not …

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MyStrongHome Advances to International Start Up Championship

We’ve always thought we had a great model for making homes stronger and using insurance savings to pay for it, and now the judges agree. At last week’s INNO conference, MyStrongHome CEO Margot Brandenburg participated in the Start Up of …

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Protecting Your Home from Tornadoes

Ducky Johnson's Mitch Wilbanks.

Spring in the coastal U.S. bursts with flowers, warmer temperatures, and people going to the beach or anywhere outdoors to enjoy the sun. But it also comes with uninvited guests: tornadoes. April through June is the most active time for …

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Affordable, Durable and Resilient Roof

It’s gratifying when a resiliency expert becomes a MyStrongHome customer, especially when it’s someone as admirable as Dana Eness. Eness serves as the executive director for the Urban Conservancy, which is a New Orleans-based nonprofit focused on strengthening the urban …

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Advice from One of Nation’s Top Roofers

Ducky Johnson's Mitch Wilbanks.

“It’s the best system I’ve ever come across”  With more than 25 years experience as a roofer, Mitch Wilbanks knows roofs, and he says it is your home’s primary safeguard against severe weather. And when it comes to getting a …

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MyStrongHome Customer: Protection and Savings

After 2005’s Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures had destroyed her house, New Orleans resident and newest MyStrongHome customer Claire Sommers chose to rebuild. She wanted to be prepared for future storms—“it’s going to happen. I don’t know when, but …

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Adapting to Climate Change with an Extra Layer of Protection

Egland says she was impressed when she heard about MyStrongHome from a colleague. The increased protection was critical—even if the house lost roofing shingles, FORTIFIED’s plastic sheathing would prevent water from leaking through—and it was affordable.

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