Deltec Homes is changing the way the world builds. For over five decades, we have designed and engineered homes to fight climate change and withstand the harshest of weather conditions. They serve as a safe space to connect you with the people within and reclaim the appreciation for the world around us, all with a low impact on the planet and the assurance that those who live there will be protected, despite the weather outside. The connections, both inside and out, that our homes provide make it truly the strongest home for people and our planet.
The engineering and innovation behind each Deltec is why they have stood against some of the most detrimental storms in history including direct hits from Hurricanes Dorian, Michael, Maria, Irma, Harvey, Sandy, Katrina, Hugo, Ivan and Charley.
Please check out this June, 2021, Weather Channel interview of our President, Steve Linton, describing why our homes are hurricane resistant.
For a detailed explanation of what makes a hurricane resistant home, please view the animation below:
Your family’s safety is too important to leave to chance and our track record speaks for itself: if you’re in a coastal area, our hurricane resistant design will perform far better than conventional construction. To see more images of some of our homes after hurricanes, visit our galleries.
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 7. Five Ply 5/8” plywood sheathing used instead of OSB on exterior walls, roof and floor strengthens the home and prevents flying 8. Reinforced windows with impact glass prevent wind and water from entering the home
as strong as typical framing
debris from penetrating
6. Machine rated 2400 psi framing lumber used in trusses and walls is twice
7. Five Ply 5/8” plywood sheathing used instead of OSB on exterior walls, roof and floor strengthens the home and prevents flying
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
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