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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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A guide discussing the installation of asphalt shingles when installing roofing on new construction or when repairing or replacing roofing on existing homes.
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Guide describing how to install WaterSense® labeled bathroom and kitchen sink faucets and accessories.
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Guide providing information about flashing around a chimney to protect the intersection of the roof and chimney walls from water intrusion and anchoring of a chimney to prevent collapse in high winds.
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Guide describing installation of clay or concrete tile roofs to increase disaster resistance, per the requirements of the IBHS Fortified Home Hurricane and High-Wind Standards.
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Guide describing how to provide a continuous water control layer across the roof assembly by sealing all penetrations for pipes, vents, etc. in existing roofs.
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Guide describing how to install flashing that is integrated with air and water control layers around piping, vents, and other wall penetrations as part of an exterior wall retrofit.
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Guide describing how to help drain water away from the perimeter footing.
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Guide describing the installation of gutters, downspouts, and alternate options for managing rainwater run-off from roofs.
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Guide describing how to install and test all water-using fixtures, equipment, and appliances to ensure there are no leaks.
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A guide describing how to install low-sloped ("flat") roofs with insulation above the roof deck that resist wind pressures during high-wind events.
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Guide describing recommendations for installing metal roofing that increase the roof's resistance to hurricanes and high winds, in accordance with the requirements of the IBHS Fortified Home Hurricane and High-Wind Standards.
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Guide describing how to properly apply mulch to landscaping.
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Guide describing requirements for sheathing and sealing the roof decking in accordance with the requirements of the IBHS Fortified Home Program's Hurricane and High Wind Standards, and other roofing considerations to increase the roof's disaster resistance.
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Guide describing the installation of roof vents that are resistant to damage from high winds and water intrusion.
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Guide describing service water pressure requirements for EPA's WaterSense Program.
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Guide describing the need for covers on sump pumps in the basement or crawlspace of a home.