If your home is your castle, you’re going to want to pay attention. Why did people stop building castles in medieval times? Because the materials they were using (mostly stone) became inferior to the technology being applied to seizing them. Gunpowder essentially put an end to the castle. Here are three technological advancements that can keep you in your castle a bit longer should the zombies start walking.
Invest in fiberglass shingles. Fiberglass roof shingles are an evolution of fiberglass technology, initially developed in the 1930s. The product is made with thin glass fibers made from silica which are bonded together in a process which about seven people on Earth understand, but here’s what you need to know. The material is basically fireproof. It won’t rot either. In most cases, it can be warrantied from 30 years to your lifetime in some instances. And, oh, gee whiz, it costs less too.
Build with steel. We’re not talking about bullshit rebar either. We’re talking about the type of backbone you can get from good folks like the ones at Armstrong Steel. Build a home. Build a bunker. Build with steel. It’s strong, durable, and not easily broken, which can be of great benefit when you’ve got a zombie horde pouncing on top of your house.
Bullet-proof your windows. It’s great for stopping actual bullets, but it will also deter zombie head butts. Just ask Will Smith how problematic those can be. With the advancing of technology, bulletproof glass films and windows are cheaper than ever. Now might be the time to spring for an upgrade.