The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) created the FORTIFIED Home program. This voluntary construction and re-roofing program is designed to strengthen homes and commercial buildings against specific types of severe weather.
The FORTIFIED method is backed by over 20 years of scientific research and real-world testing so you have peace of mind. By using the FORTIFIED method when building or reroofing you are adding an extra layer of protection to your roof and to your home.
Each level builds upon the last. The first two are great for those replacing their roof. With the Roof level (formerly known as Bronze), the main focus is the roof which helps protect against wind and water. The Silver level focuses on windows, doors and attached structures, in addition to the roof.
For those who are building a new home, the Gold level has you covered from top to bottom. Not only does it focus on the roof, windows, doors, and attached structures the other plans address, but it provides peace of mind for your floors and foundation as well, creating one system to cover the entire home from natural disasters and weather-related damage.
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FORTIFIED roofing has a variety of benefits. First and foremost it helps protect your home. It doesn’t take a massive storm to damage your home. Damage could be caused by high winds, heavy rain, or a variety of other weather-related incidents. Your home could also be damaged by natural disasters such as hurricanes, high winds, hail, and severe thunderstorms.
The FORTIFIED method involves an inspection and verification process ensuring your home is built or re-roofed correctly so you know things are done right. FORTIFIED standards are as up-to-date as possible which will provide you with the best protection there is.
Not only will FORTIFIED roofing protect your home from costly damages, having a FORTIFIED roof could actually save you money each year. If your home is built or repaired using the FORTIFIED method it may qualify you for annual wind mitigation credit that could lower your insurance premium. Check with your insurance agent for further details.
In 2009, Alabama led the way when the state passed legislation requiring state-admitted insurance companies to provide discounts on homes in certain coastal counties that met FORTIFIED standards. Alabama continues to pave the way for other states by expanding state-wide and providing tax credits and grants up to $10,000.
The health of your roof is important when it comes to protecting your family and the home you’ve worked so hard for. If your roof needs replacing, or you’re building a new home, consider FORTIFIED roofing. Want more details? Give us a call today at 251-317-9708 to discuss your options, or click here to get a free estimate. The knowledgeable and experienced team at Azalea City Roofing is ready to help you with all your roofing needs.