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Pat Shingleton: "Better Built, Before the Storm"

10 months ago Tuesday, June 24, 2014 3:48:58 PM CDT June 24, 2014 Tuesday, June 24 2014 Jun 24, 2014 in Pat Shingleton Column

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) is assisting homeowners in preparing for possible hurricanes. The project is called "FORTIFIED Home" and is designed to not only build safer homes but retrofit existing structures. During the pilot phase of the project tests replicated high wind and hail. Builders and contractors work with home buyers and homeowners to chose the desired level of protection that best suits individual budgets and resilience goals. The "Hurricane Program" of the plan offers a superior set of standards to improve structure resilience. Experts believe the hurricane division will reduce the potential for property damage, protect physical assets, lower costs and quickly return owners after the storm.

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