Builders upping the ante on storm-resistance standards

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More homebuilders and buyers are raising the bar on resiliency with homes equipped to handle everything from hurricanes, tornados and man-made threats ranging from home invasion to nuclear war.

November 30, 2012

More homebuilders and buyers are raising the bar on resiliency with homes equipped to handle everything from hurricanes, tornados and man-made threats ranging from home invasion to nuclear war. Fueling the rise of these often-fortress-like homes are new technologies and building materials—which builders say will ultimately be used on a more widespread basis in storm- and earthquake-threatened areas.

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