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“Move to the beach.” they said. “It will be fun!” they said. Did they even mention the wind, rain, hail, etc.? NO. Plenty of Mother Nature’s wrath is on display in a hurricane or even a tropical storm.

However, it turns out you can have the beach and be ready for a storm, too. Our population’s attraction to beaches and coastal locations continues the demand for new construction in these areas despite the enhanced risk of windstorm property damage.  

Rebuilding storm-damaged areas has provided opportunities to test new codes and construction types. A home builder from North Carolina—note that they are not near the North Carolina beaches—offers a strong “hurricane-resistant” home. They have proof. Their homes were still there after Hurricane Michael hit Mexico Beach, Florida in 2018 and hurricanes Irma, Charley, Dennis, Fran, Katrina, Hugo, Harvey and so forth.

What is kind of round with a cone shaped roof? It’s a Deltec home!

Deltec Homes has been building homes for 50+ years. They started in resort areas where their round and oval shapes are able to take in wider views of the landscape. Over time, and through numerous storms, it became apparent that the aerodynamic shape, strong building connections and reinforced structure provided additional protection against hurricane force winds. A recent article provides additional information on the company and storm resistance.

Deltec Home

It resists a hurricane. Does that mean it resists an insurance valuation?

No way! Well, not with e2Value. The e2Value estimator tools were designed to handle homes of all sizes, ages and values; good old rectangular, angular with no right angles, and not just “round” but round, curvy, ellipses, oval and additional shapes. We understand all homes including specialty homes like these. We provide the options necessary to value them accurately.

How do we value these homes?

The unique architecture, increased strength of materials used and reinforced connections suggest the use of our Architecturally Unique style and Expensive/Custom quality class. Please see screen shots for additional information on the e2Value entry and comparison to Deltec’s estimation of turnkey costs. As the quality of the interior finishes increase, so should the e2Value quality class selection.

Whether you are looking for valuations for high-value homes, Mainstreet® homes, condos, co-ops, commercial properties, manufactured homes, log cabins, or farms and ranches, our patented estimator can quickly calculate the cost of replacing a residential, commercial or farm structure and provide you with a fast, cost-effective and accurate replacement cost valuation. Contact us for more information.