HURRICANE RESISTANCE

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Here’s links to a collection of our blog posts about HURRICANE RESISTANCE:

How can I inspect my roof for hurricane damage? 


Should I buy a house that has hurricane flood damage?

Should I buy a house with hurricane flood damage that has been repaired?

• What can I do right now to prepare my house for a hurricane? 

Why did so many concrete block homes collapse in Mexico Beach during Hurricane Michael?
 

How can I tell if the concrete block walls of my house have vertical steel and concrete reinforcement?

How much hurricane wind speed can a mobile home survive?  

• What year were mobile homes required to become more storm resistant?  

• Can I do my own wind mitigation inspection?  

• What is the wind mitigation inspection for homeowner's insurance? 

What is the best emergency back-up generator for the power outage after a storm? 

Can I run a window air conditioner on a portable generator? 

What are the pros and cons of concrete block versus wood frame construction? 

Is a metal roof for a mobile home approved for HUD Wind Zone 3? 

Why do so many more sinkholes open up after a hurricane? 

Which trees are most likely to fall over on your house in a hurricane? 

What can I do during a hurricane to reduce the possiblity of roof damage?

• Why is it a dangerous mistake to attach a carport, porch, or room addition directly to the roof of a mobile home?  

How can I tell how hurricane resistant a Florida mobile home is before I buy it? 

• What is the average life expectancy of a whole-house standby emergency generator? 

What size generator do I need to run my submersible well pump? 

• How can I tell how hurricane resistant a Florida house is before I buy it? 

• How safe is a modular home in a hurricane?

 • Can you wire a electrical cord with a male attachment plug at both ends, and plug into a receptacle and a generator, for electricity in the house during a hurricane power outage?

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