By . Containers Home. Published at Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 - 02:21:58 AM.
Wind damage – While water damage far surpasses other forms of damage incurred from hurricanes, damages caused by high winds can also be severe. There are generally two sources of wind damage incurred during hurricanes. The first, and most obvious, is from the hurricane itself. In a strong hurricane, the wind speeds can reach upwards of 160 mph. However, the strongest winds associated with hurricanes are generally caused by tornadoes spawned by the hurricane. The winds from a strong tornado can be higher than 250 mph. A high percentage of the wind damage is actually a result of debris being hurled through the air.
Obviously there are some similarities with a standard home build – typically you’ll require foundations to be laid – you’ll need services for plumbing and electricity. There maybe local building regulations that you’ll have to comply with and as is the case with most of us your new home will need financing.
Under current county regulations shipping container homes require a building permit unless they are less than 120 square feet and are used as accessory storage buildings without any associated plumbing, electrical, or mechanical permits. Containers of 320 square feet or less are exempt from permit and plan check fees under the county’s Homeowners Relief Act, and the container must meet all zoning requirements for use, size, and setbacks. A container on residentially zoned property must have stucco or frame siding materials and appropriate roofing materials attached to the outside so that it appears to be a normal frame or stucco storage building; siding and roofing materials are not required if it will be placed in non-residential neighborhood.
Have a good finish. Finishing touches are very important for shipping container homes especially when it comes to weather-proofing. You need to make sure that the container is well-coated in order to prevent any metal from being exposed to rain and moisture. You also need to put some insulators or other materials that will prevent the interior from becoming too hot or too cold during extreme climate conditions.
There are many who can profit from this new opportunity; but the most immediate relief can be to out of work residential building contractors. But don’t let that put you off, study to be a contractor, it might be worth it. Another way to profit from this new type of shelter is to participate in the building of your own; saving thousands of dollars.
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