Home and Business owners are strengthening their properties against storm damage by using FORTIFIED construction standards.
If you are re-roofing, building new, or renovating an existing property, FORTIFIED is affordable and effective at protecting your home.
- FORTIFIED starts at the roof, which is the most essential and vulnerable part of every building.
- There are three levels of FORTIFIED Home™ designation – Roof, Silver, and Gold.
- A FORTIFIED Evaluator is the only professional who can help you earn a FORTIFIED Designation and take advantage of all the program's benefits.
- FORTIFIED qualifies for insurance discounts and tax incentives in some states.
- FORTIFIED goes beyond code, meaning it exceeds most building codes by improving the performance of buildings against natural disasters and reducing the risk of personal property losses.
- A unique systems-based approach requires documenting and verifying all aspects of construction to make sure homes and businesses are built to the standard.
- FORTIFIED is based on over 20 years of research, real-world testing, and observations by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS).
- There are FORTIFIED standards for coastal and inland construction. It reduces damage from the specific weather-related threats a building will face, including hurricanes, hail, high winds, and low-level tornadoes.
- On the Coast, properties are strengthened against the devastating power of tropical storms, hurricanes, thunderstorms, and straight-line winds.
- Inland, IBHS engineers believe property damage from EF-0, EF-1, and low-level EF-2 tornadoes can be virtually eliminated using FORTIFIED standards.
- The FORTIFIED Commercial™ Program makes new and existing commercial buildings more resistant to damage from severe weather