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.
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.
“FORTIFIED is the new standard.
Anything less than that is unacceptable in my opinion”
Mike H., FORTIFIED Contractor