Building a Home in Florida?

Making It Hurricane-Proof Could Pay Off in the Future

As another hurricane season officially kicks off in Florida, homeowners need to prepare. While many have added protective shutters and other safety-related features to existing homes, some builders are now looking into ways to prevent or reduce storm and hurricane-related damage – and the cost could be less than you might think.

Although there is no such thing as a home that is 100% hurricane-proof, there are ways to help lessen the potential damage. According to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, there are now guidelines in place for creating hurricane “fortified homes.”

For instance, some of these features include:

  • Impact-resistant doors and windows
  • Resilient construction materials
  • Hurricane plates and clips that could direct the wind away from the home
  • Sloped hip roofs
  • Form sealants under the roof

Adding these features to a newly-constructed home can definitely pay off if they prevent costly damages from high winds and rain. As an added benefit, when the time comes to sell your home, you may be able to fetch a higher price.

If you’re still in the planning stage of building a new home in Florida, give Rare Builders a call. We’ve been constructing quality single-family and multi-family homes in Orlando and the surrounding Central Florida area for over a decade.

Our experienced designers can work with you on creating the home of your dreams, while also adding features that will keep your abode safe from the high winds and heavy rain that storms and hurricanes produce. Call us today at (407) 401-7575 or send us an email through our secure online form by going to We look forward to helping you turn your dream home idea into a reality.


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