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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 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 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.
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Guide describing the use of attic ventilation fans to mechanically pull outside air through the attic in an attempt to cool the attic, control moisture, and prevent ice dams.
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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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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 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 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 properly construct decks and other building attachments to be resistant to ignition in the event of a wildfire.
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To minimize flood risks with new construction, homes should be built on high ground outside of high-risk flood areas and above the base flood elevation (BFE). New homes should be constructed in conformance with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and local floodplain management regulations...
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Guide describing categories of direct-vent combustion space- and water-heating equipment and combustion safety testing.
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Guide describing the installation of roof vents that are resistant to damage from high winds and entry of wind-borne rain, wildfire embers, or pests.
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Overview guide describing how to prepare homes to be resistant to earthquake forces.
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This guide provides key information on how to design or retrofit a crawlspace to reduce the risk of damage during a flood event. See the flood Overview Guide for background information on types of floods, flood mapping, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and terms used throughout this...
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Guide describing gas-fired 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