What is Fortified?
- FORTIFIED Roof requires multiple layers of defenses to prevent a cascade of damage that can start at the roof and impact the integrity of the entire structure during high winds.
- The building standard focuses on three areas proven to help homes withstand EF-2 tornadoes and Category 3 hurricane winds:
- Stronger connections to hold the roof onto the house
- Reinforced edges to protect one of the roof’s most vulnerable areas
- A sealed roof deck to prevent rain from entering the home, even if shingles are lost
- For homes in hail-prevalent areas, FORTIFIED provides industry-leading guidance on choosing upgraded shingles, tested to resist 2” hail.
- Investing a few hundred extra dollars, when replacing your roof, can save you thousands in damage later. More importantly, it can reduce the possibility of significant damage that
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