Tallahassee, Florida – In the aftermath of the damage caused by Hurricane Laura, the non-profit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (Flash) is encouraging rebuilding projects to focus on strengthening homes to safeguard against future disaster and suggests spray foam.
‘We are raising this issue because we don't want a well-intentioned race to repair to become a missed opportunity to rebuild the right way,’ said Flash’s president and CEO Leslie Chapman-Henderson. ‘There are a host of proven methods, some as simple as an additional handful of nails in a roof deck or placing an inexpensive tape on deck seams, that can make all the difference in resisting winds and repelling water.’
Roofing is particularly important, Flash said. This is where spray polyurethane foam can have an impact, because of the ability of closed-cell SPF to seal the roof deck.
Public support is growing for stronger building codes and practices in the wake of recent disasters like Hurricane Laura. It also cites a recent study from Stanford University, in which 84% of respondents supported mandatory building codes in risky areas; 57% supported making it illegal to build in those areas.