Hurricane Home Protection: a typical homebuilder is not going to spend $40,000 on impact resistant glass

With the number and cost of hurricanes rising, more people are interested in hurricane resistant homes and buildings. Homes built after 1993 in hurricane prone areas are required to have a method to withstand hurricane forces, such as steel rods to help create stability.

But that kind of protection comes at a price. Some builders say it could cost 10 to 20 percent more to build for the worst hurricanes or $25-$50,000 for the average Florida home. Homebuilder Jim Watson says "a typical homebuilder is not going to spend $40,000 on impact resistant glass. They'd rather spend it on granite countertops and marble tile..."

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600450 Hurricane Home Protection: a typical homebuilder is not going to spend $40,000 on impact resistant glass glassonweb.com
Date: 31 August 2006
Source: FOX30

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