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Hurricane Resistance

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. 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.

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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 material

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 structure.

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. Optional solar energy features may be incorporated into home

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

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“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