Disaster Safety Will Blow You Awaycomments (1) October 19th, 2010 in Blogs
So how important is your front door swing when it comes to hurricane resistance? Dramatic video from the Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) new research and testing center in South Carolina may make you think twice when picking an exterior door.
I've been a fan of outswing doors for years primarily because they are more water resistant than inswing doors which have to rely on the threshold gasket to keep out wind-blown rain. Plus they are more air-tight and that translates to energy savings.
This NBC Today Show video tells the story. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/3041440/vp/39737094#39737094
For more on the IBHS Research Center, the specs of the impressive capabilities and their research projects, check out the Research Center's webpage: http://disastersafety.org/text.asp?id=research_center
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Caution: Hard Hat Area
Why is it that we all love to gawk at other people's stupidity and idiocracy? Because it's fun, that's why.
Caution: Hard Hat Area is a blog from FineHomebuilding.com that highlights dangerous and ill-conceived acts of home building.