Friday, August 22, 2008

Green homes

I came across Green Steel Homes in a recent issue of Florida Magazine at the library.  It's a "'green' home with a completely wood free, recycled structure. These sustainable homes stand the test of time, featuring steel framing, steel trusses, standing seam metal roof and a cement floor system.

With environmentally sensitive components, these homes deliver hurricane-rated sturdiness and resistance to fire, storms, mildew, mold, termites and noise."

I made a note of the website and looked it up when I got home: GreenSteel Homes™  It sounds good.  The photo on the website was in the magazine.   



Anonymous said...

How did your current home do against TS Fay?  We had a family friend take a trip to Florida before and come home during the storm's transit and had no memorable encounters with weather while she was there.  I'm not sure where in the state she was.

Anonymous said...

Our home did fine, but Fay gave us very little wind and rain.  Our house is concrete block with a hip roof (recommended for hurricanes), and we're high and dry.  In 2004, Charley, Frances, and Jeanne wreaked havoc with our porch ceilings, which had to be replaced, and soffit, which had to be repaired; but we built for the climate.  This time we were in an area that didn't get the rain that a lot of other places, like Melbourne and Tallahassee, did.

Anonymous said...

It sounds as if the GreenSteel Homes are a good option for Florida and the South as resistance to fires, storms, and termites are badly needed here!