Tools to make getting a FORTIFIED Home designation easier.
FORTIFIED Home standards address all technical information and installation requirements for FORTIFIED Roof, FORTIFIED Silver, and FORTIFIED Gold designations.
The FORTIFIED Home™ – High Wind Standard (FHHW) addresses high winds common in inland communities. Those inland communities are identified as locations where the design wind speed is less than or equal to 90 mph (Vasd) as determined in ASCE 7-05 or 115 mph (Vult) as determined in ASCE 7-10. The primary goal is to strengthen homes to reduce roof and other forms of property damage, disruption, and loss of use caused by severe thunderstorms, straight-line wind events, and high winds at the outer edges of tornadoes. The full Standard is in the process of editing and updating based on new research findings.
Please view this link to the recently updated FHHW Technical Summary.
FORTIFIED technical bulletins serve two purposes.
2015-01 Sealed Roof Deck
2015-02 Taping the Roof Deck Seams
2015-03 Garage Doors
2015-04 Sealed Roof Deck Supplemental Deck Attachment
2016-01 Eligible Dwellings
2016-04 Roof Deck
2016-05 Shingle Installation at Roof Edge
2017-01 Roof Flashing
2017-02 Retrofit for Ladder Framed Gable Overhang
2017-03 Low-Slope Roof Guidelines in Mobile and Baldwin Counties, Alabama
2017-04 Eligibility Requirements and Retrofit Requirements for Elevated-Floor (Not Slab-on-Grade) Houses
2018-01 Corrosion-Resistant Fasteners
2018-02 Gable End Roof Sheathing Fastening Requirements
2019-01 Metal Panel Roof Covering Guidance
2019-02 Sealed Roof Deck Underlayment Alternative
Hurricane – Drip Edge Installation Over Underlayment
Drip Edge Installation Over Anchor Sheet and Under Cap Sheet for Concrete and Clay Tile Roof Covers
High Wind – Drip Edge Installation Over Underlayment
Corrosion Protection Requirements
Roof and Wall Zone Diagram
Gable Vent Shuttering
Asphalt Shingle Installation Guidance for Steep Slope – Option 1: Peel and Stick Starter Strip Installation at Eave or Rake
Asphalt Shingle Installation Guidance for Steep Slope – Option 2: Single Strip Starter Installation at Eave or Rake
Asphalt Shingle Installation Guidance for Steep Slope – Option 3: Shingles Set Directly in Flashing Cement at Rake Only
Re-Roofing Deck Replacement Fastening Detail
Re-Roofing New Scab Member Detail for Damaged or Deteriorated Wood Framing Member
Hurricane – Re-Nailing the Roof Deck (Wood Structural Panels)
High Wind – Re-Nailing the Roof Deck (Wood Structural Panels)
Roof Deck Attachment – Sawn Lumber or Wood Board Roof Deck with No Gaps
Hurricane – New Construction Roof Deck Attachment – Structural Wood Panels
High Wind – New Construction Roof Deck Attachment – Structural Wood Panels
Roof Deck Attachment and Sealed Roof Deck from Within Using Spray Foam
Sealed Roof Deck – Flashing Tape and Underlayment- Shingle or Metal Roof Covers, Steep Slope
Sealed Roof Deck – Two Layers Felt Underlayment – Shingle or Metal Roof Covers, Steep Slope
Sealed Roof Deck – Self-Adhered Membrane (Showing Bond Break for Asphalt Shingles) – Shingle, Metal, Concrete and Clay Tile Roof Covers, Steep Slope
Sealed Roof Deck – Flashing Tape, Underlayment and Roof Tile Cap Sheet – Concrete and Clay Tile Roof Covers, Steep Slope