September 1st, 2015 | More in Modular Homes

Why Choose a Hurricane Resistant Modular Home?

Hurricanes cause millions of dollars in damage annuallyEvery homeowner in hurricane-prone areas should look for Hurricane resistant construction.

Every homeowner wants to ensure that his or her home is protected against severe weather, but what exactly makes a hurricane resistant home better than any other modular home? Palm Harbor Homes has gone a step further in creating safe, durable, long lasting modular homes by creating a FORTIFIED Home™- Hurricane certification for its Plant City facility in Florida. Having a hurricane resistant home is a great comfort for those residents living in hurricane prone areas of the country.

What Is the Standard for a FORTIFIED Home ™?

When you purchase a hurricane resistant home, it must meet strict standards set by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IHBS) before it is certified as a FORTIFIED Home. The homes are built with improved structure supports, wind resistant materials, and an overall stronger design. “By using our FORTIFIED Home- Hurricane building standards, Palm Harbor Homes is raising the bar for the modular home industry. Offering homeowners safer, stronger homes in hurricane-prone areas will significantly reduce their risk of property damage and provide them peace of mind,” states Fred Malik, IBHS FORTIFIED programs manager. Palm Harbor Homes is happy to provide this option for those is hurricane prone areas of the country.

What Does a FORTIFIED Certified Home Offer?

There are some very real benefits that a FORTIFIED Home offers for those that live in areas, such as Florida, that are prone to severe weather with high-sustained winds. A FORTIFIED Home is specifically engineered to prevent damage from hurricanes and high wind. A homeowner can expect reduced potential for property damage, lower ownership costs, and much greater confidence in their investment when you choose a hurricane resistant manufactured home. That confidence also translates into greater marketability with resale value in a hurricane-prone area. With all these benefits, there is no reason to not choose one of our hurricane resistant manufactured homes.

To learn more about our FORTIFIED Home™ options, stop by our Plant City, FL location or call Palm Harbor Homes at (813) 719-3335.

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