IN MIDDLE AMERICA, FLOODS BEGIN AS WEATHER AND END AS HEARTBREAK. Nationwide, windstorms and flooding are by far the greatest threat to the family home, and homes comprise more than 90% of weather-damaged buildings. With climate change, they threaten even more damage - and towns from Texas to Missouri and Iowa are already facing this devastation. In response, CATEGORY-5 PARTNERS is offering a tough and good looking STORM DEFENSE HOUSE designed for the very worst conditions.
THE CATEGORY-5 STORM DEFENSE HOUSE™ is based on an agenda of elevation, strength and durability, and adapted to the very worst potential weather. Reflecting the lessons of Hurricane Harvey and other disasters, it is rated for 60 inches or more of water, and 157+ mph winds. Living areas are wrapped in a massively insulated, hardened and non-corroding shell. The structure is 95%+ recycled, and the building matches the carbon footprint of sustainable wooden houses - but without their durability and disease problems.
LIKE THE FAMOUS SEARS COMPANY HOMES of 1908-1940, the CATEGORY-5 arrives ready to build. Because the roof goes up first, there are no rain delays. Because the structure is standardized, erection goes fast. The Category-5 isn’t a fantasy or an experiment - it’s a practical solution for threatened locations, and a way for families to assure weather security. A dozen years’ experience, in three states, and in locations both urban and rural have proven its system.
WHERE IS THE CATEGORY-5 BEST SUITED? Any place where periodic high water or flood-induced landslides pose dire risk to home and property. In 2019 Houston, throughout the Missouri watershed, and along rivers like the Nantahala that could mean almost anywhere. Most properties within the 100-year and 500-year flood plains could benefit from the strength and elevation of a Storm Defense House.
RATED FOR 157+ mph WIND STORM
RAISED TO 60"+ ABOVE FLOOD OR GRADE (MINIMUM)
"FLOW THROUGH" or BREAK-AWAY STYLE SKIRTS SO FLOODS MOVE QUICKLY PAST
95+% RECYCLED STRUCTURE AND ENCLOSURE
HUGE ENERGY EFFICIENCY
IDEAL FOR SOLAR AND RAIN WATER HARVESTING
AESTHETICALLY PLEASING, TRADITIONAL OR MODERN
MEDIAN COST FOR FIRST CLASS HOME CONSTRUCTION