FORTIFIED Home™ Evaluator

FORTIFIED Evaluators provide critical, mandatory compliance verification services. FORTIFIED Evaluators are the only FORTIFIED Home service providers authorized to conduct and submit FORTIFIED Home evaluations for FORTIFIED Home designations. Each project must work with a FORTIFIED Evaluator certified by IBHS.


During the last decade, storms like Katrina, Sandy, Ike, and Irene have demonstrated the critical need to build more resilient homes and businesses. In 2010, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety’s FORTIFIED Home™ program made engineering and building standards developed using more than 20 years of storm damage investigations - available to anyone seeking to build a more resilient new, single-family residence.

With its unique systems-based, holistic focus, FORTIFIED Home™ is affordable at any price point. The program employs an incremental approach toward making new homes more resistant to damage from hurricanes, tropical storms, hailstorms, high winds and wind-driven rain associated with thunderstorms. With three levels of FORTIFIED Home™ designation available Bronze, Silver and Gold – builders can work with homeowners to choose a desired level of protection that best suits their budgets and resilience goals.