“Alabama understood that we can make our homes and businesses stronger so more of us can come through the next storm with just minor damage, allowing our towns and our State to recover much faster… Led by the Department of Insurance, Alabama was a first mover in recognizing the FORTIFIED construction standard provides a roadmap to more resilient communities.”
– Governor Kay Ivey
When funded, the Strengthen Alabama Homes program provides grants up to $10,000 to owners of existing homes to upgrade them to the FORTIFIED standard. No income limits or tests. Open to all homeowners with a primary residence in Alabama.
For more information, visit Strengthen Alabama Homes
GRANTS UP TO $10,000
for resilient roofing
Get Savings Based on Your Level of Protection
Most insurance companies in Alabama offer
DISCOUNTS UP TO 55%
off the wind portion of property owners insurance
Strengthens the roof system and minimizes the chances of water entering your home.25-35% discounts
Strengthens the roof, windows, doors and other vulnerable areas of your home to prevent wind and rain from causing serious damage.35-45% discounts
All the added strength of FORTIFIED Roof and Silver, plus a continuous load path to provide maximum protection from wind.45-55% discounts
Best If You Can’t Get FORTIFIED Before the Next Storm
If you are not able to get a FORTIFIED Roof before the next storm comes, make sure your homeowners policy includes a FORTIFIED Endorsement. Offered by most insurance carriers in Alabama, this extra coverage will pay additional funds to help offset the cost of upgrading to a FORTIFIED Roof if yours is being replaced due to a covered loss. Cost for the endorsement varies by carrier.
Ask your insurance company for details.
Most insurance companies in Alabama will
Pay to Upgrade to FORTIFIED
if you have an endorsement and have significant roof damage
Alabama residents can get
Up to a $3,000 Deduction
for mitigating risk of storm damage
Alabama residents may deduct from gross income the lesser of 50 percent of the cost or $3,000 to retrofit their home to resist wind or flood damage. Upgrading to the FORTIFIED standard can qualify for this deduction.
Consult a tax advisor for more information.
Alabama Success Stories
“I felt good. I mean, it gave me some security that the roof was FORTIFIED.”
“I could not possibly speak more to the confidence that I have now, living through my first Category 2 hurricane, in the decision I made to buy a Gold FORTIFIED house.”
“When we come home at night, we have a dry place to lay our head… That’s comforting that you still have that normalcy that a lot of other people don’t have right now.”
“Our nextdoor neighbor had shingles all over our yard. We didn’t have any damage.”
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 the FORTIFIED Update, today!