LaHouse summer Saturday open house to showcase resilient home features

(07/05/17) BATON ROUGE, La. — With the 2017 hurricane season officially underway, the LSU AgCenter LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center will highlight resilient home solutions at its summer Saturday open house on July 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. LaHouse showcases a range of proven high-performance housing features and benefits.

“It’s far better to protect your home before storms hit us,” said LSU AgCenter housing specialist Claudette Reichel. “A resilient home that withstands hurricanes and floods saves you money, time, the ordeal of making repairs and, potentially, your health. Such homes are not only a huge benefit to the owner, they also help our state and nation by reducing public disaster costs, massive debris disposal and economic impacts.”

At this open house, visitors can find their home’s specific flood and wind risk through demonstrations of a flood map portal, as well as explore resilient home features and home improvements.

Visitors can also discover roofing systems that can withstand hurricanes, building systems fortified to 130-mph wind resistance, window storm shutters that are both attractive and impact rated, a low-cost storm shelter closet, flood-hardy walls and others.

LSU AgCenter housing experts will be on hand to speak with visitors, who can browse through an extensive list of free publications, and tour the demonstration home’s other exhibits, cut-aways, videos and resource library.

LaHouse Resource Center is located at 2858 Gourrier Ave., across from the LSU Alex Box Baseball Stadium, in Baton Rouge. A suggested donation of $5 per adult is requested to help support its educational programming and exhibits.

LaHouse is open for self-guided tours Monday through Friday but also opens its doors one Saturday per season with a special focus and staffing. See and lean more at or

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