As we've seen with the recent hurricane seasons, homes are not always built to withstand a major storm. Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest and costliest hurricanes in U.S. history. Homes and buildings were severely damaged, if not destroyed, leaving thousands of families displaced. It will take years for communities to rebuild and recover from such devastation.

Fortunately, there are solutions that can help protect your home from a hurricane or high wind event. Building your home to meet or exceed code requirements can have a significant impact on whether your home withstands the next big storm. Many parts of the country follow the International Building Code, which establishes and governs design standards for new home construction. If properly enforced, these codes help strengthen homes and protect them from storm damage.

We invite you to learn more about high winds and hurricanes, how they affect your home and what you can do to increase your home's storm resistance.

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