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Three Steps to Safer, Resilient Housing

Posted by Heather Wallace, GBM Marketing

Apr 12, 2016 10:20:35 AM

WILDFIRE THREATENS HUNDREDS of homes each year and causes millions of dollars in damage to property. With some forethought, communities and homes can be sited, designed, and built to mitigate losses caused by fire.

The topic of resilient housing is becoming more and more relevant with the growing occurences of natural disasters. The nonprofit National Fire Protection Association, a fire and life safety organization, created the Firewise Communities Program with support from the USDA Forest Service and state foresters, and provides developers/ builders with simple and easy steps to help reduce a home’s wildfire risk by preparing ahead of a wildfire.

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Tile Roofing and Resilient Housing

Posted by Heather Wallace, GBM Marketing

Jan 26, 2016 1:33:03 PM

Boral Roofing's concrete and clay tile roofing is ideal for building resilient housing by providing increased resistance to (and protection from) fire, hail, wind, frost and seismic activity.

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Resilience During Earthquakes Begins With Being QuakeSmart

Posted by Heather Wallace, GBM Marketing

Jul 8, 2015 3:31:04 AM

A community resilience program for businesses and organizations that can help you prepare for earthquakes.

LIVING IN THE SEATTLE AREA you may hear about the next "big one" we're due for. Whether it happens in the next year or 30 years from now, I want to make sure I'm prepared. And I want to help the businesses and the people around me be prepared as well.

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FEMA Identifies Closed Cell Insulation as Flood Resistant Material

Posted by Heather Wallace, GBM Marketing

Oct 22, 2014 8:04:00 PM

Selecting a high-perfomance medium-density spray foam insulation solution can ensure your home is better protected against potential damage from bulk water ingress. Medium-density spray foam insulation, like Icynene ProSeal, can be used as a water-resistant barrier to deflect bulk moisture away. As a closed cell spray foam, Icynene ProSeal is certified as a Low-Emitting Material (LEM) as per CHPS EQ 2.2 Section 01350.

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Tornado and Hurricane Safe Rooms with ICFs

Posted by Heather Wallace, GBM Marketing

Oct 21, 2014 12:55:00 AM

Homes built with Insulated Concrete Forms have a proven track record in withstanding severe weather. Across the US and Canada, schools and community centers built with ICFs double as storm shelters. Fema recommends ICFs for areas that experience extreme weather conditions.

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