The FORTIFIED Home™ program is on track to continue to grow at an exponential pace. We anticipate by the end of this year FORTIFIED service providers will have collectively helped more than 10,000 families gain the extra protection offered by the program. As FORTIFIED expands, IBHS is committed to improving operations and rolling out new resources to support providers in delivering services more efficiently and to make navigating the FORTIFIED program easier than ever.
As part of this effort, IBHS has launched a new online community where FORTIFIED evaluators, roofing contractors, and professionals can communicate with the FORTIFIED team and get critical and timely updates about the program. In addition to providing an online hub for FORTIFIED technical information, the FORTIFIED community will offer useful resources like answers to questions frequently asked by evaluators, builders, and roofing contractors. Service providers will also be able to use the Ask a FORTIFIED Expert option for questions on specialized topics related to the FORTIFIED standard.
The online community allows each service provider access to their individual accounts, with a self-service capability to simplify the process of updating directory listings and personal information, and maintaining required documentation like proof of insurance.