04 Mar The Strength of Timber Frame Construction
Those of you who are timber frame or post and beam aficionados, appreciate the beauty, the views and the soaring great rooms of our homes. But you might be unaware of the strength that timbers bring to a home structure.
Normerica timber homes and cottages are designed and engineered to withstand the worst weather that Mother Nature can throw at our buildings. Snow loads, seismic activity, hurricane and tornado activity are all considered when designing our buildings. It has been proven time and again timber frame buildings can stand up to harshest conditions in any local jurisdiction.
For example, when earthquakes hit both Japan and Turkey, our homes survived the devastation.
This home which was built in Barbados has withstood 5 major hurricanes since it was built according to the owner of the home
Homes and resorts in ski country routinely have to be designed and engineered to with stand extremely high snowfalls over the season.
Our seaside homes have been known to survive the worst flooding imaginable.
Finally this testimonial from one of our customers puts into his own words what his home went through in Ontario recently
“We now live on 6.5. acres in Central Huron County and are very happy in our location and home. The people who purchased our Normerica Glengarry, they absolutely love their spot . I wasn’t too sure if I had shared this information with you, but there was an F2 tornado that ripped through Huron Woods at the end of July 2014 where the post and beam is located and the path was immediately behind the structure. As a testament to the quality of the home and the construction of same , 18 towering red pines fell directly on the home and there was NO structural damage other than the replacement of roof capping and one skylight that was smashed. That is a 27 year old home….quite unbelievable” D. Plumb