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Hurricane Resistance

Deltecs are designed to work with nature, rather than against it. In 47 years and over 5,000 homes built, we have never lost a home due to high winds of any kind. Our homes have stood against some of the most detrimental storms in history including Hurricanes Hugo, Sandy, Katrina, Ivan, Andrew and Charley, and the most damage our homeowners have experienced is a few lost roof shingles.

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1. Wind can’t build up enough pressure on any
side to cause a structural

2. Optimum roof pitch
(6/12) for wind deflection and reduced lift

3. Circular structure transfers environmental loads most efficiently


4. Radial floor & roof
trusses work like spokes
on a wheel

5. Energy from wind is dispersed instead of building up in a single area


6. Machine rated 2400 psi framing lumber used in trusses and walls is twice
as strong as typical framing

7. Five Ply 5/8” plywood sheathing used instead of OSB on exterior walls, roof and floor strengthens the home and prevents flying
debris from penetrating
the structural

8. Reinforced windows with impact glass prevent wind and water from entering the home


9. Oversized truss hangers keep roof system anchored to walls

10. Walls have multiple
construction ties to the
floor system for structural
stability and to transfer
shear forces

11. Continuous metal strapping from roof trusses to foundation helps maintain structural stability


12. Solar water heater provides uninterrupted hot water

13. Enhanced insulation maintains a balanced temperature inside the home l Reflective metal roof helps reduce radiant heat gain in the home

14. Passive solar design helps heat and cool the building through appropriate window placement



“Having experienced four hurricanes in a period of five years of which two were category 4 or more, I can truly attest to the quality of engineering and structural integrity of a Deltec Home.”

James S. - Abaco, Bahamas