The steadily growing number of property and casualty insurance claims is just one indicator of our changing weather. Strengthening the building envelope to prevent damage from climate change catastrophes offers substantial safety as well as cost benefits.
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- As many as 50% of steel window manufacturers fail to test their products to assure even a minimum code compliance.
- The extent of areas affected by extreme weather events will continue to grow over the next 10 years, intensifying the need for stronger building code compliance of windows.
- The investment required to strengthen the building envelope dwarfs in comparison to the money and lives saved by enforcing and expanding building codes.