Grow your business and protect your community from severe weather

Roofing is a competitive business.  A reputation for installing storm-ready roofs will help set your company apart from the crowd. Use the FORTIFIED standard, which is based on decades of research by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), to give your customers a roof that’s proven to withstand severe weather.

Contractors across the country are growing their businesses by meeting the increased demand for stronger, more resilient homes.

Homes built or re-roofed to the FORTIFIED Home™ standard are ready to stand up to Mother Nature. Based on decades of post-disaster studies and lab research conducted at the only full-scale test facility of its kind in the world, FORTIFIED is a voluntary above-code construction standard that improves a building’s resistance to the effects of severe weather. Use FORTIFIED to meet homeowner expectations for value and performance.

Getting FORTIFIED Certified


Whether you’re an architect designing a new home, a contractor building a house, an inspector verifying compliance, an insurance agent providing coverage or an agency providing funding for construction – you can benefit from training offered by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) through FORTIFIED Wise University.


Step One.
Complete the training course appropriate for your company (roofer, evaluator or professional) and for your area (hurricane or high wind) and pass the FORTIFIED certification test with a score of 85% or better.
Step Two.
Upload proof that you meet the minimum qualifications for the certification you seek and sign the FORTIFIED Service Provider Agreement.
Step Three.
Provide contact information for the FORTIFIED Service Provider Directory and receive access to FORTIFIED logos and sample marketing materials.

Benefits to becoming A FORTIFIED Trained Service Provider

Contractors across the country are learning how a series of upgrades that go beyond typical building codes can protect homes from storms and are using the FORTIFIED program to help grow their businesses.

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Reputation for Quality

Satisfied customers are your strongest advocates and, when a storm comes, the ones who stay dry are the loudest. Give your company its best chance of success by offering the added protection of the FORTIFIED standard.


Added Customer Confidence

A FORTIFIED designation requires documentation that the techniques and components outlined in the standard were used. This independent third-party verification gives potential customers confidence their home or roof will be constructed to the highest standard.


Certified Expertise

FORTIFIED training provides tools to help you be successful. Go a step further and become a FORTIFIED service provider. Then, not only can you advertise your expertise in resilient construction or roofing, you’ll be listed in the online FORTIFIED directory.

Stay In The Know

Do you want to keep up with the latest resiliency research? Would you like timely tips and reminders to keep your home safe from Mother Nature? Are you interested in the science behind the FORTIFIED standard? Then, sign up for customized emails to learn more.

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