Disaster Resistance -
Pests

Description
Information guide providing an overview of pest-resistant construction practices and guides in the Building America Solution Center for home builders.

Roofs

Description
Guide describing ways builders can block off entry points and otherwise make homes inhospitable to all manner of pests.

Walls

Windows

Doors

Porches / Carports / Decks

Description
Guide describing the installation of gutters, downspouts, and alternate options for managing rainwater run-off from roofs.

Foundation

Description
Guide describing how to insulate a basement to improve the overall thermal performance of the building and provide more dry, usable conditioned space for home occupants and for HVAC equipment.
Description
Guide describing methods for insulating an unvented crawlspace or conditioned basement with rigid foam on the interior side of the walls to provide an insulated space for HVAC equipment.