With the frequent occurrence of natural disasters, the need to protect your home has become more critical than ever. Natural disasters can cause loss of lives and property damage and cost tremendous amounts of money. Therefore, it’s better to be prepared because you never know what is coming.
Thankfully, technological advances in building construction techniques have introduced threat-resistant home designs to make buildings withstand natural disasters like wildfires, widespread flooding, hurricanes, and tropical storms.
Builders and architects now focus on threat-resistant home planning designed to improve resilience against unexpected events.
Threat Resistant Home Design Basics
Threat-resistant home designs involve designing homes and buildings that are resilient to extreme weather and other external threats. To achieve maximum safety and comfort, builders focus on innovative architectural solutions to improve the home’s ability to withstand natural disasters. You can also add a luxurious touch to your threat-resistant home by adding Japanese-style bathing.
Some Important Components of Threat Resistant Home Designs
Concrete: Steel is not the only material known for its disaster resistance abilities. There is a range of disaster resistance materials, and concrete is one of them. Concrete is known for strength and durability and can withstand strong winds that may occur from hurricanes, tornadoes, and hurricanes.
During high winds, flying debris can pose a big threat. Reinforced concrete, achieved via insulated concrete forms, or ICFs, is less affected by flying debris.
Steel: Using Steel products like beams and plates in construction is a great way to fortify a building. Structural steel has high ductility, which helps them offer great resistance to high winds or earthquakes. Unlike conventional materials like brick, implementing steel in the construction allows the building to bend without suffering any significant damage.
Ballistic Glass: Reinforced glass provides extra resistance to outside threats such as tornados and hurricanes and offers high levels of ballistic resistance. These glasses are made of acrylic, polycarbonate, or a combination of the two. These glasses are used in windows to prevent them from bursting during high winds and firing bullets from certain firearms.
Due to their strong threat resistance abilities, many celebrities and high-level government officials install them in their homes to get a high level of protection. With increased natural and man-made threats, many homeowners are also turning to ballistic windows to provide their homes an outstanding resistance from unwanted events.
Blast Doors: Just like ballistic glass, there are also blast doors that are designed to withstand radiation, blast, and fire. People purchase and install blast doors for their properties to provide high levels of protection to their family and valuable possessions from fire, blasts, radiation, or theft.
Since concrete and steel are used to make blast doors, they offer high resistance to structural fires and cutting torches. These doors can be custom-made based on your specific needs and installed at reasonable prices.
Instead of solid rigid pipes, experts recommend using flexible pipes for buildings in earthquake-prone areas. These pipes will make the structure bend and move rather than break in the event of an earthquake, causing more structural damage.