It’s everyone’s favorite time of year – the days are longer, the weather is warmer, and we’re all enjoying outdoor living. Unfortunately, with the increase in quality of life also comes the threat of severe weather during hurricane season.
One of the most important questions to ask when looking for a new home (whether you’re buying, building, or renting), is to ask what materials were used during construction. If your home was built with concrete block, it will withstand up to 250 MPH winds which provide additional security during hurricanes, tornadoes, and even earthquakes. It also reduces the risk of storm damage which means lower insurance premiums. Definitely a win-win!
An additional bonus, is that extreme weather can cause flooding or water damage which can lead to mold and mildew problems. Concrete block homes minimize water penetration with airtight walls. And unlike the wood studs, joints, and wall sheathing found in wood-frame homes, concrete block does not provide a food source for mold.
Check out the benefits of building with concrete block for more information as well as the warning signs of what to look out for. And while you’re there, take a peek at our picturesque gallery for your aesthetic pleasure, and think outside the concrete walls of boring design.
How do you prepare for hurricane season?