Builders upping the ante on storm-resistance standards

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.

By Peter Fabris | 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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