Disaster Resistance -
Winter Weather

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Information guide providing an overview of winter weather issues for home owners and building science solutions for home builders.

Roof Type

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Guide discussing disaster resistance related to asphalt shingle roofing when installing roofing on new construction or when repairing or replacing roofing on existing homes.
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Guide discussing disaster resistance related to clay or concrete tile roofing when installing roofing on new construction or when repairing or replacing roofing on existing homes.
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Guide discussing disaster resistance related to metal roofing when installing roofing on new construction or when repairing or replacing roofing on existing homes.

Roof Sealing / Sheathing / Venting

Roof Attachments

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

Attic Insulation / Air Sealing

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Guide providing information about constructing a roof with full insulation at the eaves, and insulating eaves in existing homes.
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This guides describes how to insulate and air seal attic knee walls and floor joist cavities under knee walls.

Walls

Windows

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This guide provides criteria and installation guidance for ENERGY STAR windows.

Doors

Porches / Carports / Decks

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Guide describing how to provide a continuous load path with appropriate connectors to improve the wind resistance of attached porches, carports, and decks during high-wind events.

Foundation

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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.
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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.
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Guide describing how to insulate slabs on grade in climate zones 4 and higher.

Operations

Equipment

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This guide describes home stationary battery storage and associated electric panel and equipment needed to safely supply electricity during a blackout. As homes become increasingly reliant on electricity for cooking, water heating, and space conditioning, a blackout becomes more disruptive. These...
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Guide describing combustion furnaces with compliance and installation guidance.
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Guide describing condensing boilers and hot water heat distribution systems used for home heating.
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Guide describing how to install a tankless hot water heater in a new or existing home to provide domestic hot water that is heated on demand without the standby losses associated with tank storage water heaters
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Guide describing gas-fired boilers and hot water heat distribution systems used for home heating.