CHICAGO—A series of eight episodes of “This Old House” will profile the rebuilding of three homes following the devastation to the Northeast Coast by Superstom Sandy in October 2012. The episodes –titled “Jersey Shore Rebuilds” –follow homeowners and contractors as they choose durable building materials and innovative building designs to better protect their homes against future storm damage.
The Santos family of six had been left homeless by the storm. Carlos and Maria Santos worked with contractor Miguel Carrera of Legacy Construction in Somerset, N.J., to improve their 1950s Colonial-style home in Point Pleasant, N.J. On the show, the home have its vinyl siding replaced with James Hardie HardiePlank lap siding, HardieShingle siding and HardieTrim boards. The James Hardie products can be used in high-velocity hurricane zones and when designed for used on the Northeast Coast, protect against wet, freezing conditions.
“The damage Superstorm Sandy did to the U.S. Northeast Coast was substantial, but James Hardie’s commitment to helping homeowners and contractors rebuild is equally substantial,” said John Dybsky, James Hardie senior marketing manager.