Whether you believe in global warming or not, it seems that storms are becoming more and more prevalent and damaging. And even if you don’t live in tornado alley or a coastal region that’s prone to hurricanes, you might want to consider adding some storm-proofing measures to your new house. Storm resistant materials and techniques will not only make our homes stronger and more wind and water resistant but also more airtight and energy efficient, in many instances.
Since high winds and heavy rain can potentially occur in many regions outside of areas classified as “storm-prone,” it’s beneficial to learn about what we can do to protect our homes from even occasional, unexpected stormy weather. Case and point: Hurricane Michael. Not only did it bring hurricane force winds to coastal areas, but it also brought 155-mph winds and associated tornados to inland communities, far from the coast. So take a listen to this week’s list of storm-proofing features to see if any of them makes sense for your new build.
Before we move into our mini-lesson, a shout out goes to Trista, for giving me this great show idea. Thanks, Trista.
Show notes at BYHYU.com