- Is cement block construction better than frame?
If you heard that it is much better, because of hurricane stability, then my answer is “NO”. What matters in hurricane is : securing of roof and home openings. If you compare two homes and CBS home has roof without special ties and windows without hurricane shutters, and frame home has roof that meets “hurricane withstanding” criteria and shutters are installed on home- your frame home will “live” through hurricane and CBS home may get damaged. And you will pay more for homeowner’s insurance.
If wood destroying organisms are your concern, then you have a little bit of point there. There is a lot more weak points in frame house. And you have to be more carefull. But don’t panic…and don’t be too sure about CBS home. There is wood involved (trusses, window openings, door openings).
Please talk to builder, contractor, insurance company before making decision.
2421 SW BRESCIA ST
4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2 car garage home. Located minutes from I-95 and Tradition. Recently refreshed: new paint throughout, new carpet, tile in “wet areas”; Vaulted ceilings, recess lighting in living area/kitchen; Cozy box window in breakfast area; Tray ceilings oversized closet in master bedroom. Master bathroom features dual sinks, separate shower and tub. Fourth bedroom and third cabana bathroom could be easily closed into mini suite. Covered patio in back just needs screen for perfect finish. And to top it off: you will enjoy privacy with 170 feet deep green belt in your backyard.
CALL ANNA CHROSCICKI WITH RE/MAX MASTERPIECE REALTY AT 772-485-4188. EMAIL
ANNA@ANNASELLSREALESTATE.COM. VISIT WWW.ANNASELLSREALESTATE.COM.
If you are planning to buy home in Florida during Hurricane Season (June 1st to November 30th), there is one very important thing you should remember.
If hurricane gets close to Florida (actually it does not have to be very close- view picture below), and it reaches “box”, you will not be able to secure homeowner’s insurance on your future house. Even if hurricane’s path is nowhere near the city where you are purchasing, you are out of luck. And unfortunately this most likely won’t be “one day” setback.So be prepared, secure your insurance as soon as possible…and be safe.
Call or email Anna Chroscicki with RE/MAX Masterpiece Realty at 772-485-4188 or