Typical construction leaves your home vulnerable
We have spent decades studying the damage caused by hurricanes, tornados, and other severe weather events, and have identified common weaknesses in typically built homes. Then we spent years finding the best solutions by testing them in the only full-scale research center in the world. Now, you can use our science to defend your home, simply by asking your contractor to follow the FORTIFIED construction method.
What is FORTIFIED?
FORTIFIED is a better way to build, re-roof, or retrofit your home to protect against severe weather.
FORTIFIED is a voluntary construction and re-roofing program designed to strengthen homes and commercial buildings against specific types of severe weather such as high winds, hail, hurricanes and even tornadoes.
FORTIFIED Home offers three ways to strengthen and protect your new or existing home.
FORTIFIED'S 3 Tiers of Protection
We offer the Fortified Roof!
Roofing or Re-Roofing
Focuses on strengthening the roof to help keep it attached to your home during high winds and keep water out if roof covering (such as shingles or tiles) get blown off in a storm.
Best for Existing Homes
Builds on the requirements of FORTIFIED Roof to also help protect vulnerable areas such as windows and doors as well as attached structures such as carports.
Best for New Homes
Builds on requirements of FORTIFIED Roof and FORTIFIED Silver to provide the best protection available against severe weather.
Benefits of a FORTIFIED Roof
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Peace of Mind Backed By Research
To understand how severe weather damages homes, IBHS conducts extensive field research of real homes after real storms to identify areas of the home that are vulnerable. The results from decades of this work were used to create the FORTIFIED program and are incorporated into every requirement of the FORTIFIED standards.
Using this data, IBHS tests different methods for reducing damage in a research facility in South Carolina. There, they subject full-size homes to realistic storm conditions including wind-driven rain, hail, and winds up to 130 mph.
The results from decades of this work were used to create the FORTIFIED program and are incorporated into every requirement of the FORTIFIED standards.