Reduce Losses from Wind

Severe winds cause billions of dollars in property loss each year. IBHS believes better products on roofs and better installation and repair methods will result in reduced losses.

IBHS researches the performance of roof coverings, attached structures, roof-mounted equipment, and whole structures. Insights from this research will empower manufacturers to develop better products, inform best practices and installation guidelines, and lead to stronger codes and improved test standards with more accurate risk assessment.

Supporting Research

Insight from previous and ongoing research efforts at the IBHS Research Center.

IBHS turns research and insights into actions home and business owners can take to reduce costs associated with weather-related losses. Our guidance is located on our policyholder-focused site, DisasterSafety.org. We encourage our members to provide the links to your policyholders via email, social channels, etc.

FORTIFIED is a nationally recognized building method that goes beyond building codes to strengthen residential and commercial buildings against specific natural hazards such as high winds and hurricanes. FORTIFIED standards are based on more than 20 years of scientific research and real-world testing by IBHS.

Webinars, slides, and videos are available for download by members of IBHS. Login or register to gain access if you are a member of IBHS. Files will be available below for download once you are logged in.