PATH - A Public Private Partnership for Advancing Housing Technology

June 8, 2006

PATH Demonstrations Help Prepare Gulf Coast Residents for '06 Hurricane Season [IMAGE: Asa Foss shows a homeowner how to properly air seal and insulate an attic.]

Just in time for the hurricane season jitters, PATH teamed up last weekend with the US Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and The Home Depot to offer free hurricane repair and preparation workshops to homeowners in North Fort Meyers, Florida.

Participants received advice on repairing storm-damaged roofs, walls and floors; installing windows, doors and hurricane shutters; and cost-effective ways to improve their homes' energy efficiency and durability. To encourage homeowners to make use of skills gained at the workshops, The Home Depot issued gift cards worth between $5 and $1,000 towards any store purchases to the first 250 attendees each day. Attendees also received a free series of "How-To" technical briefs covering various aspects of home repair.

A number of PATH Manufacturer Partners were on site to show homeowners how to incorporate home repair products and technologies into storm mitigation projects. Participating partners included Anderson Corporation, DAP Products, Inc., James Hardie Building Products, and Simpson Strong Tie.

The workshops are a part of PATH's ongoing commitment to increasing the durability and energy efficiency of our nation's homes by promoting information about the latest advancements in home technologies and techniques. The next hurricane preparation workshops will be held in Kennar, Louisiana, from July 22-23.

Download the "How To's for the Handy Homeowner" series.

For more information:
Kate Fried
(301) 588-9387

Content updated on 6/9/2006

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