Disaster Resistance

From the very beginning, “disaster resistance” was a concept development objective of StrongGreen™ structural insulated panels (SIPS) in response to the pain, suffering and loss of property the world has witnessed in the past decade, with promise of more to come.

At StrongGreen™ the question was simple: Should the world keep rebuilding structures the elements destroy, or should the world aspire to build structures that are highly resistant to those elements? The answer was obviously the latter, but it was also obvious the market place had to date been surprisingly deficient in its responsiveness to this important need . . . a deficiency the makers of StrongGreen™ were, and continue to be committed to correcting!

We invite you to spend some time learning about StrongGreen™ on this web site and see how the theme of disaster resistance is inherent in the nature and way that StrongGreen™ delivers all of its other wonderful benefits! . . . with the information below being a great place to start!

Hurricane "Timber Missle" Impact Test

Hurricane "Timber Missile" Impact Test

(Nine pound "timber missile" being projected at 35 MPH!)

Reinforced concrete block wall was penetrated by the missile

Orientated strand board provided no protection to timber missiles

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StrongGreen™ structural panel was not penetrated

Tornado Missile Impact Test

(Fifteen pound "timber missile" being projected at 100 MPH!)

Tornado Missile Impact Test

Concrete block wall was destroyed

StrongGreen™ structural panel was not penetrated

The strength of properly installed StrongGreen™ will withstand typical "adverse energy" from hurricanes and tornadoes to include wind force and pressure related destruction!

How Houses Explode

Wind passing over the roof or corners of the house creates lift similar to an airplane wing that tends to pull a structure apart. If the roof is securely fastened to the wall and the wall securely fastened to the foundation, the stresses that are created are absorbed by the foundation. A weak point (roof, walls, foundation, or the connections between them) will cause a structure to come apart.

Additional stresses on the structure are created when the envelope of the building is breached (usually windows and/or doors) allowing pressurization of the structure or part of it from the windward side causing the structure to literally explode.

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