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Protecting Your Home

If you live in a high-wind region, you’re likely familiar with the damage that can be caused by events like hurricanes and tornadoes. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help protect your home. Building to meet or exceed code requirements can significantly influence how well your property withstands the next big storm.

We invite you to learn more about how high winds can affect structures, and what you can do to increase your home’s resilience.

Video: The Importance of a Strong Continuous Load Path, by IBHS
Video: The Importance of a Strong Continuous Load Path, by IBHS

Understanding the Basics

Unfortunately, homes are not always built to withstand a major storm. But there are construction methods and retrofit solutions that can help protect your home from a hurricane or high wind event. Before you begin, learn more about how high winds and hurricanes affect your home and what you can do to increase your home’s storm resistance.

A Well-Connected Home Is a Smart Home
Build with a Continuous Load Path

A continuous load path is critical during an earthquake or hurricane because it helps hold the house together when ground forces or high winds try to pull your home apart.

Strengthen Your Home Against High Winds and Hurricanes
Strengthen Your Home Against High Winds and Hurricanes

Make your home safer, stronger and more storm resilient. Steps you can take now to strengthen your home can greatly minimize the cost of repairs afterhigh-wind events.

Build Strong for High Winds.
Build Strong for High Winds

Once your roof is gone, your house is gone. Reinforcing roof-to-metal connections with metal hurricane ties and fasteners is the first step to keeping your roof, and your home, safe.

5 Questions to Ask Before Retrofitting.
5 Questions to Ask Before Retrofitting

Nearly all parts of the country are subject to high winds. It’s important that your house is designed to withstand a high wind storm. Know whether your house is storm ready.

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