There is a big difference between whether your house will take the tornado and remain standing, and if it will take the tornado, remain standing, and
be re-conditionable to safely move back into. This is why log houses have always been favored in earthquake areas. Concrete and steel houses survive the quake, but they are brittle and crack, or bend and deform, and have to be demolished and rebuilt. The log houses simply spring back, and the owner can move back in.
And that is the key- the Enertia building is monolithic but flexible
. Monolithic and brittle (as in a concrete structure) may stand, but after the storm it will have to be demolished and rebuilt. Gluelams have ‘spring’, and even if the building is torqued by up to 5 degrees, it can still be pulled back with the hydraulic rams typically used in the house-moving trade.
Upgrading the tornado resistance of your Enertia Home to F-4 or F-5 is not difficult. In fact much of it is the same upgrade that we use for earthquake areas like California. Just tell our designers this is what you want. These upgrades are typically not visible like granite countertops or Jacuzzi tubs, and you may need the courage of your convictions to order them. The structure needs to be respected in the beginning-the granite and water features can be added later.
Tornados are not the Wrath-of-Nature. They are a scientifically understandable phenomena. Do you want an Enertia Home that will withstand up to an F-5 tornado? Check out our Tornado-Safe Page
. Furthermore, we will guarantee it.