30 Mar '16, 3am

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Thanks Home Energy Magazine for making Jon's article available subscription-free this month!

Other impacts of climate change may include more-intense hurricanes, stronger storm surges (which, in combination with rising sea levels, place more coastal homes at risk), and more frequent wildfires. Disaster proofing, which has not been a part of the traditional home performance agenda, offers an opportunity for knowledgeable contractors to deliver added value to their customers. The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS, which represents an industry that has a strong interest in preventing catastrophic losses) has developed checklists and training materials for several types of disaster. For wildfires, guidelines include fire-resistant roof, siding, and deck details as well as landscaping and maintenance recommendations. For hurricanes, the focus is on structural strength and roof integrity. IBHS also offers the Fortified Home certification, which allo...

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