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Hurricanes and EcoShell Home Construction 2017-09-26T13:39:00+00:00

Why an EcoShell™ home is the best choice for the Lowcountry…especially in HURRICANES:

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HOW DO OUR HOMES BENEFIT YOU IN NATURAL DISASTERS?

  • Can be built to withstand winds up to 200mph.

  • Panels are water resistant and do not support mold and mildew growth

  • Superior foundation solutions for high wind and flood zones.

  • Our homes can qualify for up to a 30% reduction on homeowner insurance premiums through the IIBHS Fortified program.

AN ECOSHELL IN THE EYE OF THE STORM…

At 1:00 a.m. on September 25th, 2015, a tornado swept through Sonny Boy Lane on Johns Island.  A newly-finished Insulsteel Ecoshell home sustained ZERO structural damage, while all the homes around it were either badly damaged or completely destroyed. This Ecoshell steel and EPS insulated panel home was built to withstand winds up to 200 mph.  While adjacent homes lost roofs and exterior walls to the tornado, the damage to the Insulsteel Ecoshell home consisted of some cement plank siding that had been battered by a storm-ripped forest of trees behind the house, some damage to a rear outside wooden staircase, and a few hurricane-rated windows that received cracks to the exterior panes.  There was no wind or water intrusion into the Insulsteel Ecoshell house from the storm, and the structure remained completely intact…

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WHAT ELSE MAKES OUR HOMES DIFFERENT?

Insulsteel’s InsulAire system is EPA Indoor airPlus certified for premium indoor air quality. EcoShell homes features HVAC high velocity systems that recycle air, while micro-filtration and fresh air exchange systems protect inhabitants from allergens, mold, and moisture. The HVAC system also uses UV light filtration to kill airborne bacteria.

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Insulsteel is a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home® partner. Our Zero Energy Ready homes are built with high performance insulated (EPS) panel building enclosures that qualify for LEED Platinum certification.

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