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Keep your roof on. Keep water out.

Let your customers know you take resilience seriously.

Roofers are finding FORTIFIED Roof standards aren’t particularly extensive or costly compared to their existing methods. However, associating your brand with the national standard for resilient construction will set you apart from the roofers in your area.

Inside FORTIFIED

Mark Zehnal, our roofing specialist explains some of the upgrades that make a FORTIFIED Roof stronger.

Installing Underlayment Over Taped Seams

Installing Sheathing on New Roofs in Hurricane Areas

Installing Sheathing on New Roofs in High Wind & High Wind & Hail Areas

Fastening Sheathing on Existing Roofs in Hurricane Areas

Fastening Sheathing on Existing Roofs in High Wind & High Wind & Hail Areas

Sealing Roof Seams with Tape

Sealing Roof Seams with Two Layers of Felt

Installing Drip Edge in Hurricane Areas

Installing Self-Adhered Starter Strips

Installing Starter Strips Using Roof Cement

Installing Drip Edge in High Wind Areas

FORTIFIED Silver™ adds protection for windows, doors, and other openings.

In addition to the roof, FORTIFIED Silver includes reinforcement of the roof, adding use of impact-resistant windows and doors.

FORTIFIED Gold™ ties the entire structure together.

Combining the enhancements from FORTIFIED Roof and FORTIFIED Silver, FORTIFIED Gold ensures strong connections all the way from the roof to the foundation.

The guidance in the videos to the left is also available as printable PDFs in both English and Spanish.

Installing Underlayment Over Taped Seams
[English | Spanish]

Installing Drip Edge in Hurricane Areas
[English | Spanish]

Installing 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