Post-Sandy Reconstruction Creates Opportunity to Improve Homes and Buildings in Northeast Property Owners Can Upgrade to Mold- and Moisture-Resistant Walls PR Newswire NORTHPORT, N.Y., April 2, 2013 NORTHPORT, N.Y., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Five months after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the Tri-State Area, local government leaders are instructing property owners to rebuild wisely. While legislators debate new construction codes designed to prevent future flooding, home and business owners are tearing out damaged walls and floors. The proposed rules in New Jersey would require builders to raise the lowest floor of a damaged house one foot above the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) flood-elevation maps. Similar measures could be implemented along the coastlines of New York and Connecticut. As reconstruction funds become available, the victims of Sandy have the opportunity to rebuild, and also upgrade their homes or businesses with new and improved construction materials. "When most people think about rebuilding in the Northeast, the walls might be the last thing on their minds," said Frank Stola, Northeast area manager for National Gypsum. "But walls and what they're made of are important – and they're not all the same." National Gypsum's PURPLE^® XP^® Gypsum Board provides industry-leading mold resistance with the added benefit of achieving GREENGUARD Children & Schools^SM certification for indoor air quality. XP stands for Xtra Protection because it incorporates mold inhibitors that provide unparalleled resistance to mold, mildew and moisture. In addition, XP Gypsum Board is manufactured locally at three Northeast manufacturing facilities. "Whether you are rebuilding a whole structure or a few rooms, ask your contractor or a salesperson at your local home improvement store for PURPLE to be sure you're getting the most out of your walls," said Steve Cusa, Product Manager, Gypsum Systems atNational Gypsum. XP can be used throughout a structure. It can be installed in dry areas or areas with limited water exposure such as those around a toilet and sink, and above tile in tubs and showers. For a whole new way to look at walls, visit AskForPurple.com. About PURPLE National Gypsum's family of PURPLE^® products provides unparalleled resistance to mold, mildew, moisture, scratches and dents, and can even reduce the noise heard between rooms. The family of PURPLE^® products includes XP^®, Hi-Abuse^® XP^®, Hi-Impact^® XP^®, SoundBreak^® XP^®, selected ProForm^® BRAND drywall finishing products and PermaBase^® BRAND cement board products. The color PURPLE^® is a registered trademark of National Gypsum Properties, LLC. For a whole new way to look at walls, visit AskForPurple.com. SOURCE National Gypsum Properties, LLC Website: http://askforpurple.com Contact: Stephen Hass, LGA, (704) 552-6565 ext. 133, firstname.lastname@example.org
Post-Sandy Reconstruction Creates Opportunity to Improve Homes and Buildings in Northeast
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