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Opening Protection Guide

Choose the right opening protection for your home or business.

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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.

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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!

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FORTIFIED Roof Fact Sheet

FORTIFIED goes beyond building codes to improve performance against natural hazards and reduce the risk of personal property loss.

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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.

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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.

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FORTIFIED Home Hurricane Building Standards

The FORTIFIED Home™–Hurricane standard provides program requirements for hurricane- prone regions of the United States.

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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).

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Hiring a Contractor

Hire a contractor the right way.

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