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

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