Researchers constructing model home to withstand high winds and hail

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) said the first FORTIFIED Home utilizing its high wind and hail standards will be built in Tulsa this year.

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | April 14, 2016
Researchers constructing model home to withstand high winds and hail
Researchers constructing model home to withstand high winds and hail

A property safety research organization backed by insurers said it is helping to build a model home in Oklahoma that is designed to withstand high winds and hail.

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) said the first FORTIFIED Home utilizing its high wind and hail standards will be built in Tulsa this year. IBHS launched its new FORTIFIED Home–High Wind & Hail programs at the recent National Tornado Summit in Oklahoma. IBHS engineers believe property damage to homes from EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes can be virtually eliminated if they are built or retrofitted using FORTIFIED standards.

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