Resilient Design – A Strategy for Designing Homes to Withstand Strong Storms
Those living in coastal areas are all too familiar with the need to incorporate products into their homes that can stand up to hurricane force winds. However, after taking a look back at some of the more devastating storms that have occurred in recent years, industry professionals are now noting that more must be done, and that changes in the way homes are built and communities are designed are in order.
Green Building Advisor recently published an article that focused on the topic of resilient design, or storm-resistant construction. The article discusses several strategies for building homes that would be more likely to survive a hurricane with intense winds, which includes a suggestion for using some of the building codes from Miami-Dade County, Florida, controlling wind-driven rain with deeper overhangs to protect the home, and better strategies for controlling storm water by decreasing the number of impermeable surfaces around the home.
As this article is the first in a planned series on the topic of resilient design, we look forward to more posts from Green Building Advisor on this topic. For now, you can visit Green Building Advisor to read the article “Resilience: Designing Homes for More Intense Storms” in its entirety.
Here at Horner Millwork, we offer impact rated doors and windows that can help keep your home safe. More information is available on our website.