FORTIFIED Technical Summaries
This FORTIFIED Home™ standard helps homeowners in coastal areas strengthen their houses against hurricanes and high wind events. Incorporating FORTIFIED features when repairing, rebuilding, or renovating your home will transform your house into a more resilient and durable property.
New Roof Requirements Overview
An overview of what a new roof needs to be a FORTIFIED Roof. Includes information on taping, nailing patterns, roof underlayment, and more!
FORTIFIED Roof Fact Sheet
FORTIFIED goes beyond building codes to improve performance against natural hazards and reduce the risk of personal property loss.
FORTIFIED Rack Card
The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety’s FORTIFIED Home™–Hurricane program helps homeowners strengthen their home against the devastating power of tropical storms and hurricanes.Learn More
FORTIFIED Commercial Wind Construction Standard
The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety’s (IBHS) FORTIFIED Commercial™ resilience standard addresses specific natural hazard risks and provides recommendations for reducing damage particular to that risk.Learn More
FORTIFIED Home Hurricane Building Standards
The FORTIFIED Home™–Hurricane standard provides program requirements for hurricane- prone regions of the United States.Learn More
What is FORTIFIED Home?
FORTIFIED Home is a way to build a new home or retrofit an existing home beyond typical building codes to deliver superior performance during severe weather (such as hurricanes, strong thunderstorms, and lower-level tornadoes).Learn More
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