Let your customers know you take resilience seriously.

Use this checklist to get started:

Inside FORTIFIED

IBHS roofing specialist Mark Zehnal explains some of the upgrades that make a FORTIFIED Roof stronger. Select the tab for the risk in your area.

Fastening Sheathing on Existing Roofs in Hurricane Areas

Sealing Roof Seams with Tape

Installing Self-Adhered Starter Strips

Installing Sealed Roof Deck with Self-Adhered Underlayment

Installing Underlayment Over Taped Seams

Fastening Sheathing on New Roofs in Hurricane Areas

Fastener Update

Sealing Roof Seams with Two Layers of Felt

Installing Drip Edge in Hurricane Areas

Installing Starter Strips Using Roof Cement

Fastening Sheathing on Existing Roofs in High Wind Areas

Sealing Roof Seams with Two Layers of Felt

Installing Sealed Roof Deck with Self-Adhered Underlayment

Installing Underlayment Over Taped Seams

Installing Starter Strips Using Roof Cement

Fastener Update

Sealing Roof Seams with Tape

Installing Drip Edge in High Wind Areas

Installing Self-Adhered Starter Strips

We know you take pride in providing the best roof to your customers. Make it FORTIFIED and they will know you mean it.

Download the Roofing Compliance Form below or see all technical resources.

Roofing Compliance Form
HURRICANE

Roofing Compliance Form
HIGH WIND

Printable PDFs of the Inside FORTIFIED series in both English and Spanish.

Installing Underlayment Over Taped Seams
[English | Spanish]

Installing Drip Edge in Hurricane Areas
[English | Spanish]

Fastening Sheathing on Existing Roofs in Hurricane Areas
[English | Spanish]

Installing Self-Adhered Starter Strips
[English | Spanish]

Installing Starter Strips Using Roof Cement
[English | Spanish]

Sealing Roof Seams with Tape
[English | Spanish]

Sealing Roof Seams with Two Layers of Felt
[English | Spanish]

“FORTIFIED is the 
new standard.

Anything less than that is unacceptable in my opinion”

Mike H., FORTIFIED Contractor