Building Industry

You take pride in your work and want it to last. FORTIFIED is the answer.

FORTIFIED is growing and is quickly becoming a national standard and the new normal in how we build. Consumers are asking for it and they need qualified, knowledgeable professionals to build or upgrade their dream home. Stay ahead of the curve and get to know FORTIFIED.

FORTIFIED WISE CREDENTIAL FORTIFIED Wise Professional training opportunities are held on an ongoing basis in locations throughout the U.S., including Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and North Carolina.

WHY FORTIFIED? It is independently verified giving consumer added confidence, it's renewable, transferable and will strengthen a property against storm damage. It also increases home values.
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FORTIFIED Resilient Building Standard Increases Home Value
THE EFFECT OF FORTIFIED™ CONSTRUCTION ON HOME RESALE VALUE Switching from conventional construction standards to FORTIFIED increases the value of a home by nearly 7 percent

FORTIFIED INSURANCE DISCOUNTS AND INCENTIVES FORTIFIED™ can qualify homes and businesses for insurance incentives or discounts from state wind pools and certain insurance companies. Some states have even legislated these discounts or credits.

We partner with those who homeowners trust and provide education services about how to build stronger, insurance and incentives and FORTIFIED. Contact us to schedule your next team training.

STRONG IS SUSTAINABLE Building better 1st makes sure investments in energy efficiency and green construction withstand the tests of time and Mother Nature. Small changes and simple steps can save thousands a year.

ALL FORTIFIED MATERIALS & RESOURCES FORTIFIED Home™ requirements, benefits, flyers, yard and home signs, logos and other marketing materials.

FORTIFIED is code-plus in most areas. The costs are minimal (typically 1-5%) and it provides maximum benefits and value to you and your customers. 

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