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Hurricane Resistant Home Construction, building Hurricane Proof ...More than half a century ago, the U.S. began building disaster-resistant structures using steel reinforced, all-concrete (roof, floor, and walls) houses on the island of Guam after Typhoon Karen (September 1962) and Typhoon Olive (April 1963) cleaned the island of most of the conventionally built homes. Typhoon Karen, the Pacific Basin equivalent of an Atlantic Basin hurricane, recorded wind gusts up to 207 mph. In response to a request for assistance from the Guam governor, ...

Hurricane-Proof Construction Methods Can Save Buildings ...9 Nov 2017 ... For traditional wood-frame homes in particular, off-the-shelf items can significantly boost hurricane resistance. Impact glass, such as the kind used in cars, won't shatter like standard glass. When windows burst from high winds, the house can pressurize as wind rushes in, popping off the roof and freeing dangerous debris. Rimoldi says new roof attachment methods can add strength, and spray-foam adhesives (which are applied on the inside of the house's roof and ...

Storm Resistant Construction | Popular Science30 Mar 2015 ... A storm hits, and you have received a substantial amount of water in your home. You decide to pump the water out of your home. Problem solved, right? WrongA typical floor structure of either TGI wood Joists or Standard Dimensional Lumber wood beams are solid. Therefore, water and moisture does not air out, leading to mold, or even worse structural damage. SURE HOUSE's solution for this is to use an open web wooden truss floor system. If there is any sort of ...

Andersen Windows & Doors - Blue Ridge LumberCategory: Windows & Skylights. Andersen - A-Series (Architectural). Subcategory: Awning, Casement, Double Hung, Picture, Specialty, Transoms/Sidelights. Material: wood-composite Clad. Type: hurricane resistant, Impact resistant, New Construction. Andersen A-Series products are designed to work together with consistent profiles and accent windows that allow architects the ease of choosing different styles of windows for the same home without sacrificing the overall look of ...

Hurricane-Resistant Windows Cost and Advantages - The Balance17 Jul 2017 ... Vinyl hurricane proof windows are a great cost-effective solution, offering great insulation benefits, although the industry is not sure yet on how to recycle these. Lastly, wood can offer great energy performance but their cost of maintenance is the highest among these three options, not to say that they will be susceptible to warping with time.

Hurricane proof buildings An innovative solution using prefabricatedfloors, walls and roofs. The composite action of the HBV-Rib element provides an optimum in strength and stability. It therefore allows for an improvement in structural reliability and endurance. The HBV-Building System allows for a cost efficient hurricane-proof design approach for buildings in both residential and commercial use. In Fig. 1 the structural elements of a wood-concrete-composite (wcc) building are illustrated. It shows the side view of multiple prefabricated wcc-modules.

Boarding up the windows before a hurricane | NOLA.com6 Sep 2008 ... Almost any house can be fitted with one kind or another -- wood or composite -- and installing them will save you from the recurring debate about whether to board and when and how to do it. There will be no more worries about plywood availability or price hikes, ... There are many kinds of hurricane-resistant window coverings, and many companies will install them for you (see accompanying box). Knowing what to do and doing it are two different things, so we'll see if ...

Six of the Country's Most Weather-Resistant Homes | Builder ...27 Aug 2015 ... In 2005, hurricane Katrina devastated homes along the Gulf Coast with its severe winds and unprecedented flooding. In light of the 10-year anniversary of this historic storm, BUILDER editors have pulled together a roundup of some of the toughest, most resilient

A Hurricane-Proof Concrete House with a Designer's Touch | Builder ...23 Sep 2012 ... This one is resistant to strong lateral winds exceeding 165 miles per hour. The design loads exceed post-Katrina FEMA standards by two and one half times. There's nothing else like it. A joint effort between Waukesha, Wis.based Spancrete and Epic Creative in West Bend, Wis., ForeverHome is a total precast concrete home that is engineered to withstand hurricane-force winds. Everything is precasteverything. The foundation and floor system are cast on site, ...

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