FORTIFIED is a Better Way to Build, Re-roof or Retrofit Your Home to Protect Against Severe Weather
It doesn’t take a hurricane or tornado to cause major damage to your home. In fact, storm winds as low as 50 mph can cause damage that allows water to enter your home. FORTIFIED helps you protect against this type of damage by addressing known weaknesses in common building practices.
Every year, communities are impacted by severe weather. See how homeowners who wanted protection that goes beyond building codes used the FORTIFIED program to get peace of mind when storms hit.
“Our nextdoor neighbor had shingles all over our yard. We didn’t have any damage.”
“I felt good. I mean, it gave me some security that the roof was FORTIFIED.”
“The beds were all still made. The pillows were still sitting on them. We actually stayed here that night and the next couple of weeks after the storm… Other people were going through rubble trying to find keepsakes.”
“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.”
“It’s nice to have the peace of mind that when we do have high-wind events that your home can withstand the wind.”
“FORTIFIED gives me confidence because I feel protected.”
“Why should you go FORTIFIED? I think the biggest reason is the protection of your house, the protection of your belongings.”
“Once they understood the benefits of a stronger, safer home it was an easy sale and helped differentiate us in the marketplace.”
“Minor roofing damage and structural damage led to severe interior water penetration damage… Water resistance of FORTIFIED would have drastically reduced the damage.”
“The fact that you know you have a home to come back to and your community will recover quickly in my opinion is the biggest selling point to FORTIFIED.”
“There are other states that got hit hard that didn’t go the strong way. They went ‘just get it built back..’ and they’re not necessarily resilient and we’ll see that, unfortunately.”
“I wanted to sell homes with a FORTIFIED designation on them because it’s an easy sale.”
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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!