Post-Katrina roofing codes creating more resilient buildings on Gulf Coast

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Stronger building standards and codes have contributed to stronger roofs in the region

August 25, 2015

New research by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) indicates that stronger building standards and codes have contributed to stronger roofs in the Gulf Coast region.

In the 10 years after Katrina, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, have also added tougher requirements for inspections, building permits, and contractor licensing. Combined with beefed up codes, this is good news for the resiliency of buildings in the region, IBHS says.

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