LaHouse open house to showcase resilient home features

Olivia McClure  |  7/13/2016 2:28:57 PM

(07/13/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – With the 2016 hurricane season officially underway, the LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center will highlight resilient home solutions at an open house on July 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

LaHouse is a life-size educational exhibit of the LSU AgCenter that showcases a range of proven high-performance housing features and benefits.

“It’s far better to protect your home before storms hit us,” said Claudette Reichel, AgCenter extension house specialist. “A resilient home that withstands hurricanes and floods saves you money, time, the ordeal of making repairs and, potentially, your health.”

At the open house, visitors can find their home’s specific flood and wind risk using the AgCenter’s online flood map portal. Visitors can also see roofing and building systems designed to withstand hurricanes, attractive yet effective storm shutters, a low-cost storm shelter closet, flood-hardy walls and other features.

Visitors will have the opportunity to speak with AgCenter housing experts, browse an extensive collection of free publications and tour the demonstration home’s other exhibits.

LaHouse is located at 2858 Gourrier Ave. across from the LSU Alex Box Stadium. A suggested donation of $5 per adult is requested to help support educational programming and exhibits.

For more information, visit www.LSUAgCenter.com/LaHouse or facebook.com/mylahouse.

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