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.

High-Performance Home
Standard Home
Building Materials
Building Materials
PERFORMANCE HOME
  • Designed to last the life of the house
  • Prevent moisture damage
Building Materials
Building Materials
STANDARD HOME
  • Standard materials tend to lose performance over time
Disaster Resiliency
Disaster Resiliency
PERFORMANCE HOME
  • Systems built to withstand severe weather events
Disaster Resiliency
Disaster Resiliency
STANDARD HOME
  • Minimum Code in most areas doesn't cover severe weather
Structural Strength
Structural Strength
PERFORMANCE HOME
  • Materials that increase structural strength
Structural Strength
Structural Strength
STANDARD HOME
  • Structure relies solely on the framing for strength
Flood Resistance
Flood Resistant Materials
PERFORMANCE HOME
  • Insulation materials approved by FEMA for flood-prone regions
Flood Resistance
Flood Resistant Materials
STANDARD HOME
  • Traditional insulation materials soak up water and hold it in the wall