Sweeping lines, generous eaves up to 11', and gently sloping roofs give the Category-5 an unmistakably Mid-Century feel. Poised among homes of Houston's classic modern period, or more recent buildings, it radiates comfort, elegance and durability.
The Cat-5 boasts an enormously strong concealed steel framework - engineered for a 160 mph Category 5 storm. As a result, interior walls are non-load bearing and can easily be reconfigured. Although our base models of 2,000 and 2,800 square feet come with pre-designed layouts, we are happy to assist in modifying those plans, and well prepared to guide the design of kitchens and baths.
While the interior of a Cat-5 can exactly reflect the owner's tastes, the exterior is marked by elevation to 60"+ above the Base Flood Elevation, unobstructed "flow through" crawlspaces with break-away skirts, deeply shaded terraces, the selection of stucco color and texture, and other options. Importantly - and unlike typical custom homes - the Cat-5 does not permit pooling of floodwaters under the house, or "rising damp" to bring mold and disease into the building.
The Category-5 boasts exterior walls of 12"+, capable of hosting radiant barrier and blown batt insulation with heat resistance of R-63 - much greater than the R-19 of typical custom homes. Likewise, the roof can host insulation equating to R-50 - much greater than the R-30 of custom homes. Coupled with the roof's generous eaves - sponsoring cooling breezes as well as deep shade - these specifications create huge efficiencies. Utility bills drop sharply, to a fraction of typical costs. With 95%+ of the Cat-5's steel structure comprised of recycled material, the building promises a truly "green" footprint.
ROOF INSULATION, R-50:
SUPERIOR TO R-30 TYPICAL
WALL INSULATION, R-63:
SUPERIOR TO R-19 TYPICAL
RADIANT BARRIER BLANKET:
INCLUDES R-11 INSULATION