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Guide describing different types of gas shutoff valves to shutoff the flow of natural gas into a home to stop gas spills due to an accident or natural disaster.
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Overview guide describing how to prepare homes to be resistant to earthquake forces.
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Guide describing the advantages and disadvantages of gable roof and hip roofs and how both designs react under high wind loads.
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Guide describing how to install insulated concrete forms to block excessive heat loss and gain though structural framing.
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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.
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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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This measure guides describes how to install structural insulated panels to block excessive heat loss and gain though structural framing.
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In areas likely to flood, water heaters should be elevated at least 1 foot above the base flood elevation (BFE). In seismic areas as well as areas prone to coastal flooding, storm surge, and severe high winds, the water heater should be secured to prevent it from toppling. Elevating a Water Heater...