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.

Research & Insights

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

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.