Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 20, 2014
WHAT: Experts form the Insurance Institute for Building & Home Safety (IBHS) are available to answer media inquiries about what steps homeowners and business owners can take to safeguard their property against severe weather.
WHY: The arrival of spring signals new beginnings and warmer weather, but it also means that nearly every region of the U.S. will likely experience some sort of extreme weather, such as high winds, tornadoes, or hailstorms. IBHS provides free resources to help home and business owners prepare for and recover from severe weather events.
As a building science organization, IBHS also conducts original research at its state-of-the-art research center in S.C. This year, scientists are focusing on the impact of hail on homes, as well as the wind performance of roofing materials such as asphalt shingles and solar panel arrays.
WHO: The IBHS experts below are available to address topics such as tornado preparedness, property mitigation, and the effect of high winds, tornadoes, and hail on homes and commercial properties, as well as the Institute’s research programs. Additionally, experts can outline specific measures home and business owners can take to safeguard their property against severe weather.
HOW: To arrange an interview with an IBHS building science expert, contact Kenya Woodard, public affairs manager, at (813) 675-1053 (o) (813) 442-2845 (c), or kwoodard(at)ibhs(dot)org.
About The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)
IBHS is an independent, nonprofit, scientific research and communications organization supported by the property insurance industry. The organization works to reduce the social and economic effects of natural disasters and other risks on residential and commercial property by conducting building science research and advocating improved construction, maintenance and preparedness practices.