Posts Tagged ‘ hurricanes ’

IBHS Launches Fortified Home™-Hurricane Program

Aug 26th, 2014

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) launched a construction program designed to strengthen homes against the high winds and wind-driven rain of hurricanes. The program, Fortified Home™- Hurricane, was launched in conjunction with the 22nd anniversary of Hurricane Andrew on August 24. “Andrew devastated southern Florida and was the second costliest hurricane […]

IBHS Launches New Program to Create Hurricane-Resistant Homes

Jun 25th, 2014

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) announced that it is launching a new program called Fortified HomeTM – Hurricane designed to help homeowners build safer, stronger new homes, and retrofit existing homes to make them more resistant to hurricanes. During the last few years, IBHS has conducted pilot projects using the new […]

Hurricane-Prone Florida Among States Lauded for Strengthened Building Codes

Sep 27th, 2013

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Tammy Solomon doesn’t think the statute that requires wind- and impact-resistant glass for exterior glass doors and windows throughout most of Florida should be a one-size-fits-all mandate. Solomon, the purchaser/buyer at Jacksonville-based First Coast Glass and Repair, says flying debris is hardly the primary worry for her many clients who live on or near a […]

Common Tornado Myth Involve Windows and Glass

May 22nd, 2013

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The tornados that struck Moore, Okla., earlier this week brought to the forefront a myth that involves glass and fenestration products. According to Valerie Block, senior marketing specialist with DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions, some people believe you should open the windows if you hear a tornado because it will equalize air pressure, potentially saving a […]