FORTIFIED Home™ standards are consistent throughout the country. Evaluators ensure a home meets the program requirements no matter where it is.

Only a FORTIFIED Evaluator can verify that your home or business meets the FORTIFIED program standards. 

FORTIFIED Evaluators™ are independent, third-party, and certified. They provide critical, mandatory compliance verification services and are the only professionals who can help you earn a FORTIFIED Designation for your property. 

The Evaluation Process

There are slightly different steps for new construction and existing homes. But the steps to get FORTIFIED are the same. 


- Choose a  FORTIFIED Evaluator

Select a Target Designation Level (Roof, Silver, or Gold. NOTE-Gold is primarily for new construction, a complete rehab, or major remodel)

- Document Construction of Any Hidden Features

- Complete Final Inspection

- Get Designated

    What are the Costs? 

    The costs are based on the rates each independent Evaluator charges, the home's size, the scope of work, and other factors. Get quotes from several FORTIFIED Evaluators before deciding who you'd like to work with.

    Existing Homes Require A Current Conditions Report
    This is the only major difference between new construction and existing homes.

    Your Evaluator will create a Current Conditions report (CCR) after performing an in-depth review of your home's current condition. This report provides details about the steps needed for your home to meet the FORTIFIED standard. Once you have your Current Conditions Report, it can be used by roofers and contractors to develop a scope of work for their bids.


    Training and Certification Requirements of FORTIFIED Evaluators

    FORTIFIED Evaluators are certified after completing a comprehensive training course, passing a final exam, and meeting rigorous professional requirements. Only then are they qualified to help assess the condition of single-family, detached dwellings. earn more about FORTIFIED training and certifications.

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