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.
There are three levels of FORTIFIED Home™ designation –
The program starts by focusing on the roof, which is the most important and vulnerable part of every building.
There are FORTIFIED standards for coastal and inland construction. Each standard will reduce damage from the specific weather-related threats a building will face, including hurricanes, high winds, and low-level tornadoes.
A FORTIFIED Evaluator is the only professional who can help you earn a FORTIFIED Designation and take advantage of all the programs benefits.
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 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.
FORTIFIED qualifies for insurance discounts and tax incentives in some states
FORTIFIED is based on over 20 years of research, real-world testing and observations by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS)