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Track Historic Buildings In Every State

Reduce risk and make sure your customers are properly insured
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No two buildings are alike

Every property has its distinct construction, and that is especially true with historic buildings. Often the older and more unique the structure is, the more expensive it is to repair. Luckily, there is a way to pinpoint historic properties throughout the United States. 

The National Park Services maintains the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), a federal list of historic places within the U.S. Additionally, each state has its own State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO). Utilizing these resources, it's possible to target known historic structures with extreme accuracy.

BuildingMetrix's Historic Building Check runs your book of business against known historical constructions, generating a comprehensive list of properties present within your book. This empowers you to make tactful business decisions and ensure your customers have the necessary coverage. 

Cost drivers

Restoration or repair of historic buildings can be an expensive ordeal.
Here are some of the factors that are likely to increase the cost:


Historic, hard-to-find components


Specialized workers and contractors


Potentially hazardous materials


Increased labor time


Bringing structures up to code


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The right coverage

Insurance providers who cover historic properties may face significant expenses, whether due to an increased vulnerability to fire and other natural perils, or because of local and federal requirements mandating exacting approaches to restoration and repair.

By efficiently managing their risk exposure, you can offer insurance coverage to your clients and avoid being caught off guard by underinsurance.

The BuildingMetrix Historic Buildings Check allows you to obtain an accurate and current view of historic building-related risk. The process is fast and secure: submit your book of business, and our team will return a complete list of all historic properties found therein.

Pinpoint historic buildings

Illuminate exposure within your book of business

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