As a homeowner in Louisiana, one of the most hurricane-prone states in the U.S., it is crucial to protect your home from the destructive forces of wind and water. The Louisiana Fortify Homes Program (LFHP) offers grants of up to $10,000 to homeowners to reinforce their roofs to meet the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) Fortified Roof Standard. This program can also lead to lower insurance premiums, making it a desirable choice for homeowners who want to improve the durability of their homes.
Homeowners who opt to fortify their roofs can enjoy numerous benefits, including the potential to withstand wind speeds up to 130 mph, torrential rain, and hail up to 2″ in diameter. This added protection makes Fortified roofs a reliable choice for homeowners in hurricane-prone areas. Beyond individual homeowners, the broad implementation of this program signals to insurance companies that Louisiana is taking windstorm and hurricane mitigation efforts seriously, potentially leading to wider-reaching benefits for the state’s residents.
Mackie One, a certified roofing contractor with over 50 years of experience in the industry, is perfectly positioned to assist homeowners in making the most of the LFHP. Our company is well-versed in all types of residential, commercial, and specialty roofing systems and is approved by all major roofing manufacturers.
Mackie One’s extensive experience and commitment to excellence make us an ideal partner in the roof fortification process. Our depth of knowledge of replacing, repairing, and constructing new roofs is invaluable for homeowners seeking to navigate the LFHP. We have built a solid reputation for excellent work, with customers reporting complete satisfaction with every project at every step. This assurance of quality service and installations, paired with our commitment to customer satisfaction, positions Mackie One as a preferred supplier of roofing systems and repairs.
The process of applying for the LFHP and fortifying your roof may seem daunting, but with Mackie One, homeowners can rest easy. We create flexible schedules to accommodate each customer individually and are dedicated to fulfilling the specific needs of our customers. These traits are essential when undergoing a project as significant as roof fortification, as they ensure a smooth and stress-free experience for homeowners.
The LFHP is an excellent opportunity for homeowners in Louisiana to fortify their homes against the state’s often severe weather conditions. However, it’s important to note that while the grant covers up to $10,000 of the cost, homeowners will likely need to pay out-of-pocket expenses. The average roof replacement costs more than $11,000, and with evaluator fees, Louisiana homeowners can expect to pay an additional $1,200 to $2,200 depending on the size and complexity of the roof.
With Mackie One at their side, homeowners can navigate these additional costs and ensure that their investment in a fortified roof is worthwhile. The peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is protected against severe weather conditions is invaluable. With Mackie One’s commitment to providing high-quality service and the financial support of the LFHP, Louisiana homeowners have a clear path to achieving that peace of mind.