Fortified Logo Commercial

There are FORTIFIED Commercial standards for inland and coastal construction. We break down the standards below and provide some helpful videos.

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KEEP WIND AND WATER OUT AND ROOF-MOUNTED EQUIPMENT ON

  • Stronger roofing system designed to provide better protection against severe wind and hail
  • Gutters and downspouts designed and tested for outstanding performance
  • Sealed roof deck required for steep-sloped roofs
  • Superior skylights designed and tested to withstand water intrusion and large missile impact
  • Roof-mounted equipment must be designed for increased wind pressures (additional hail protection measures are addressed if located outside of hurricane-prone regions)
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PROTECT THE ENVELOPE AND REDUCE BUSINESS OPERATIONS DOWNTIME

  • All FORTIFIED Roof requirements must be satisfied
  • In hurricane-prone regions:
    • All windows and glazed openings must be impact-rated or protected to minimize water and wind/wind pressure intrusion
    • Wall systems must be impact-rated
    • Exterior doors must be impact-rated or protected
  • Parapets and false fronts must be adequately braced and anchored
  • Electrical and mechanical equipment must be protected from flood/water damage
  • Electrical connections must be installed to easily connect backup power
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KEEP THE BUILDING TIED TOGETHER AND MAINTAIN BUSINESS OPERATIONS

  • All FORTIFIED Silver requirements must be satisfied
  • Load path must be engineered and verified
  • Canopies must be adequately anchored/supported
  • Backup power must be provided

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