Fortified Construction

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The Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) created the FORTIFIED Home™ program to help strengthen homes from hurricanes, high winds, hail, and severe thunderstorms. Protect your home from natural disasters by using FORTIFIED Home construction standards and methods. This Nationally recognized program provides code plus construction methods and provides certifications (Gold, Silver, or Bronze levels) that provide MADATORY insurance reductions ranging from 20% to 50% on your homeowners wind insurance policy.  These insurance reductions have been mandated by the Alabama Department of Insurance for achieving Gold, Silver, or Bronze certifications for your construction project.

The City of Fairhope Construction Code Supplement requires that all new construction meet the requirements of Fortified Gold standards except for the required 3rd party inspections by an IBHS Fortified Evaluator. A link to find a local Fortified Service Provider/Evaluator is provide below.

IBHS Fortified handout and documents:
Alabama Fortified Discount Sheet [PDF]
Fortified Home- Existing Building Fact Sheet [PDF]

Fortified Home- New Construction Fact Sheet [PDF]

Fortified Home- Existing Homes Technical Summary (Hurricane) [PDF]

Fortified Home- New Construction Technical Summary (Hurricane) [PDF]

Fortified Home- info card (Hurricane) [PDF]

Fortified Home- New Construction verification checklist (Hurricane) [PDF]

What is Fortified? [PDF]

Fortified Re-Roofing Checklist [PDF] 

Website links:

Fortified Service Providers (Approved Evaluators) 
Fortified Roof (Checklist and list of Evaluators) 

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