Asked by Manny Angelos, 33308 • Sun Mar 21, 2010
I've seen many different types of building materials used for the framing and roofing on homes in South Florida i.e. concrete block/stucco, brick and wood as well as asphalt shingles, tile, metal respectively.
Given the area's harsh sub tropical weather and the ever present threat of hurricanes and lightning strikes, what are preferred building materials for framing and roofing?
As for windows, where can I get more information on "Hurricane Impact Windows" types, grades, materials, etc. and how can I tell if windows in a home are HIW or not by just looking at them i.e. label, marking, etc.?
Other than these and the Chinese Drywall issue, what other building materials or issues that are specific to the area should I be concerned about?
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