Fortress Homes

The new homes, which have the support of the insurance industry, aim to withstand hurricanes, floods and fires.
December 7, 2005, 5am PST | Brenda Meyer
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"Across the country, builders and suppliers are developing new products and techniques to assemble homes that are strengthened well beyond what building codes require. Some builders have been inspired by the powerful hurricanes that have struck the Gulf Coast in the past 15 months, causing billions of dollars in damage and leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless. Others have their eye on earthquakes, blizzards or wildfires -- and often several at once."

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Published on Monday, December 5, 2005 in The Wall Street Journal, Real Estate Journal
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