Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Palm Harbor Earns the First IBHS "Fortified Home" Certification

We are in the middle of hurricane season, and if you live in a modular home or site built home in a hurricane-prone area, you may be a bit nervous until November rolls around. PalmHarbor Homes has always built homes that can weather the storm, but they are working on something new and exciting. Their Plant City, Florida, location is the first modular builder to earn the prestigious FORTIFIED HOME™ – Hurricane Modular Home Plant Certification.

Palm Harbor Homes, Plant City, Florida

After Hurricane Andrew destroyed many Florida manufactured homes in 1992, standards and codes of manufactured and modular structures were strengthened, particularly in hurricane prone areas of the country. 

In 2010, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety’s FORTIFIED home provided engineering and building standards to anyone seeking a stronger structure, able to withstand hurricane-force winds. Palm Harbor modular homes with the FORTIFIED Bronze certification are hurricane-wind resistant and will not require any additional modifications or strengthening against severe storms.

What Are the Benefits of Owning a FORTIFIED Certified Home?

Owning a FORTIFIED certified modular home comes with many benefits. Below are just a few of the benefits you will receive once these FORTIFIED-hurricane homes are available:
  • Reduced property damage from severe weather
  • Protect your irreplaceable personal property inside
  • Improved resell value that protects your investment
  • Smaller environmental footprint by reducing destroyed building materials

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the team in Plant City. The time and effort was worth the potential value to the consumer.