Winds of Change

The “storm safe” model in the Oaks at Summer Glenn has already attracted the attention of the Lake County's Board of Commissioners, who is building 40 new homes for tornado victims.

Building gables with concrete block strengthens one of the areas most susceptible to collapsing in high winds. The continuity of design from wall to roof reduces the chance of roof uplift.

Storm shelters, or safe rooms, have become more common since Hurricane Andrew to protect residents from flying debris. Concrete block is proven to be very effective in resisting wind-driven missiles.

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