When severe weather strikes, a FORTIFIED Roof keeps the wind and rain out, preventing a cascade of damage that can destroy your home and belongings. FORTIFIED Roof was specifically designed to prevent damage that commonly occurs during high winds, hurricanes, hailstorms, severe thunderstorms, and even tornadoes up to EF-2. No matter what type of roof you have—shingles, metal, or tile—the following FORTIFIED Roof requirements will make your home stronger.
Why Fortified Roofing?
When it comes to safeguarding your commercial or residential property, ordinary roofs simply don’t cut it. That’s where FORTIFIED roofing comes in.
FORTIFIED roofs are built to exceed industry standards. This means they are engineered to withstand the most severe weather events, including hurricanes, strong winds, and heavy rain. With strengthened roof edges and decks as well as a special attachment process for additional security, these roofs can stand strong against Louisiana’s toughest storms. Due to FORTIFIED roofing’s unmatched strength and durability, many insurance companies offer deep savings for homeowner’s on insurance premiums. Participating insurance companies include:
American National General
Sealed Roof Deck
If wind rips off your roof covering―such as shingles, metal panels or tiles―it exposes the wood beneath and allows water to pass through the gaps and enter your home. FORTIFIED requires roof decks to be sealed to prevent this type of water damage.
Instead of common smooth nails, FORTIFIED requires ring-shank nails, installed in an enhanced pattern, to help keep the roof deck attached to your home in high winds. In fact, using ring-shank nails nearly doubles the strength of your roof against the forces of winds.
In hail-prone areas, FORTIFIED requires shingles tested by IBHS to show they can withstand hail up to 2 inches in diameter. These shingles outperform typical Class 4 shingles when tested against realistic hailstones and will better protect your home.
Huge Insurance Savings
Many insurance companies recognize the superior protection provided by FORTIFIED roofing systems. By investing in a FORTIFIED roof, you may qualify for insurance premium discounts, potentially saving you money while securing your home or business against damages.