Homes that hold their own.
Strength and durability can be features that we take for granted in a house. We assume that all houses are strong-especially new ones.
The truth is homes can be made stronger-to withstand severe weather events. And they can be built to last longer-to withstand the simple wear and tear of time. It all comes down to choosing the right materials and the right building approach.
Find out how it's done with this handy comparison of a high-performance home and a standard-built home.
- Designed to last the life of the house
- Prevent moisture damage
- Standard materials tend to lose performance over time
- Systems built to withstand severe weather events
- Minimum Code in most areas doesn't cover severe weather
- Materials that increase structural strength
- Structure relies solely on the framing for strength
- Insulation materials approved by FEMA for flood-prone regions
- Traditional insulation materials soak up water and hold it in the wall