Your Home’s First Line of Defense
When severe weather strikes, a FORTIFIED Roof keeps the wind and rain out, preventing a cascade of damage that can ruin your home and your belongings.
FORTIFIED Roof was specifically designed to prevent damage that commonly occurs during high winds, hurricanes, hailstorms, severe thunderstorms, and even tornadoes up to EF-2. No matter what type of roof you have—such as shingle, metal, or tile—the following FORTIFIED Roof requirements will make your home stronger.
And in hail-prone areas:
Ring-shank nails have threads that grip the roof decking.
** When used together, these small but important details make a huge impact on the strength of your roof and better protect your home against severe weather.
Celebrating 15,000 FORTIFIED Designations
IBHS created FORTIFIED Roof to help homeowners keep their roof on and keep water out during high winds, hurricanes, hailstorms, and severe thunderstorms.
FORTIFIED goes beyond emergency and disaster preparedness to give you peace of mind knowing your roof is structurally resilient and will better withstand severe weather.