Legal Issues with IBHS’ New FORTIFIED Program - October 2020

By Trent Cotney, FRSA General Counsel, Cotney Construction Law
Wed, Oct 21, 2020

FORTIFIED is described as a “nationally recognized building method that goes beyond building codes to strengthen residential and commercial buildings against specific hazards such as high winds and hurricanes.” While this new certification may sound desirable, roofers in the State of Florida are no strangers to licensing and additional certifications. 

Indeed, as readers are aware, Florida roofing contractors are required to be licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). There are also nationwide certifications available to roofing contractors, such as the National Roofing Contractor’s Association’s (NRCA) ProCertification, which offers certifications for foremen and for specific roofing systems. ProCertification encompasses a wide variety of roofing systems, including TPO, EPDM and asphalt shingle roof systems. In addition to the NRCA’s certification programs, there are also a variety of certified applicator programs provided by manufacturers. Read More.

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