Guide describing how to provide a strong continuous load path from the roof through the wall to the foundation to ensure a structurally sound building and increase racking resistance in hurricanes, high winds, tornados, and earthquakes.
This guide describes wall assemblies and materials that are resistant to destruction from wildfires. Wall assemblies perform many important roles. They function structurally to hold up the building and they provide environmental separation, i.e., the wall assembly separates the indoors from the...
Guide describing recommendations for installing metal roofing that increase the roof's resistance to hurricanes and high winds, in accordance with the requirements of the IBHS Fortified Home Hurricane and High-Wind Standards.
Guide describing requirements for sheathing and sealing the roof decking in accordance with the requirements of the IBHS Fortified Home Program's Hurricane and High Wind Standards, and other roofing considerations to increase the roof's disaster resistance.