FORTIFIED Standards go beyond typical building codes to deliver superior performance during severe weather (such as hurricanes, strong thunderstorms, and lower-level tornadoes). FORTIFIED is a nationally recognized building method based on more than 20 years of scientific research and real-world testing by IBHS.
Alabama FORTIFIED Roof™ Endorsement
IBHS has launched a page to help our members understand and comply with recently announced regulatory changes in Alabama requiring insurers to offer customers a FORTIFIED Roof endorsement on new policies and first renewals.
In an effort to reduce damage to commercial structures and help businesses re-open more quickly following severe weather, IBHS developed FORTIFIED Commercial™, a voluntary, superior construction standard and designation/compliance program.
When Hurricane Sally struck coastal Alabama in September as a Category 2 storm, 19 FORTIFIED Commercial properties were put to the test. Not only did these structures perform well during the storm, the occupants were able to recover quickly and regain normalcy.