Fortified Building Products, for your Home Fortification (and Hazard Mitigation) needs. 

George Kellett & Sons, Inc. Building Products, is a retail and wholesale distributor of forest products and

Home Fortification and Hazard Mitigation building materials.  We have been supplying better quality building     materials while maintaining competitive pricing since 1896 and we are located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kellett Building Products is committed to Green Building and we are pleased to announce that we have recently   earned Chain of Custody Certification for both the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).

Our certificate numbers are:

FSC: BV-COC-983395 - View Our Certificate

SFI: BV-SFICOC-US09000125 - View Our Certificate

For more information follow this link to see our letter of commitment                                                                                to FSC and  SFI Chain Of Custody Certification.  In addition to the above

we are also members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

                                George Kellett & Sons, Inc., 1600 L&A Road, Metairie, Louisiana 70001


      1-888-349-6652               CALL               504-831-4155

     Treated Wood Products, Inc. is the world’s largest producer of fire retardant treated lumber and  plywood for interior and exterior applications.  Exterior Fire-X® and Pyro-Guard®, our exterior & interior pressure-treated fire retardant wood products,  offer superior performance in fire safety.



  1. Reduces insurance rates

  2. Thoroughly Strength Tested

  3. Non-corrosive

  4. Each piece identified with UL classification mark

  5. Kiln drying monitored by Timber Products Inspection Inc.

  6. Decay resistant

  7. No halogens or sulfates

  8. Optional blue color coded

  9. Can be painted or stainedh

  10. Approved for use in nuclear power plants

  11. Can be used outdoors or indoors

  12. Permits use of wood under restrictive codes

    For Hoover FIRE Treated Wood Product Information:          


                                                                             (Roof and Wall Sheathing) 

with built-in protective overlays that eliminate the need for housewrap

or felt forever. Simply install the panels, tape the seams with the specially

designed ZIP SystemTM tape and you're done. You can install siding &                                                                                 

roof covering directly on top of ZIP System roof and wall sheathing,                                                 

You will differentiate your jobs with the high-quality curb appeal of the ZIP System: Roof and Wall Sheathing.

James Hardie fiber-cement siding products.

World leader in fiber cement Siding and Backerboard


is the leading brand of



Deck, Porch,

and Rail

From:      SimpsonStrong-Tie® Connectors.

source: The Institute of Business & Home Safety, 2/11/2008

IBHS says

”Affordable options exist but aren't implemented in inland areas of U.S.”

Tampa - The devastating tornadoes that recently stunned five states are a reminder of nature's power and unpredictability. But according to the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), houses in inland areas of the United States would have a greater chance of surviving violent windstorms if they were better-connected.

About 1,300 tornadoes are reported in the U.S. each year with activity increasing between March and June. While only a few specialty buildings are designed to withstand the direct impact of a severe tornado, good construction choices can give added protection and increase the likelihood that at least part of a home will remain standing to provide some shelter. Strengthened homes near the storm's edge would have a good chance of surviving intact or with minor cosmetic damage.

However, according to IBHS, homes in inland areas of the United States are typically held together only with nails, instead of straps connecting the roof, walls and foundation, which is commonplace in hurricane-prone areas and should be considered by anyone who wants to increase their property's protection from other severe windstorms.

IBHS offers these tips for increasing structural wind resistance for new wood frame houses:

  1. Have the builder install metal straps to connect the roof structure to the walls. This should only cost a few hundred dollars for a typical 1,500 to 2,000 square foot house.

  2. Have the builder use straps and wood structural sheathing to tie the structure together and anchor it to the foundation. High wind guides such as those from the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) provide helpful graphics of these elements.

  3. Consider installing a safe room. FEMA offers construction guidelines or you can contact the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) for more information.

"A home has to be well-connected in order to distribute the forces caused by wind pressure, which reduces the chance it will come apart or collapse," said IBHS Vice President and Director of Engineering Tim Reinhold. "The good news is these connections are relatively inexpensive when used during construction, maybe adding three to four percent to the price of a home."

Information about disaster-resistant construction and increased protection from tornadoes is available free from IBHS. To help protect homes or businesses from disasters or more common causes of loss, visit other areas of the IBHS web site.

IBHS is an independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization supported by the insurance industry. The organization works to reduce the social and economic effects of natural disasters and other risks to residential and commercial property by conducting research and advocating improved construction, maintenance and preparation practices.


 is the source for all your,

           HomeFortification and Hazard Mitigation needs.



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