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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 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 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 properly construct decks and other building attachments to be resistant to ignition in the event of a wildfire.
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Overview guide describing how to prepare homes to be resistant to earthquake forces.
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This guide describes wall assemblies and materials that are resistant to destruction from wildfires. Wall assemblies perform many important roles. They function structurally to hold up the building and they provide environmental separation, i.e., the wall assembly separates the indoors from the...
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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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Overview guide describing residential floodproofing steps.
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Guide describing garage doors that are pressure-rated to withstand wind pressures from hurricanes, high winds, and tornados.
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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 the advantages and disadvantages of gable roof and hip roofs and how both designs react under high wind loads.
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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 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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Guide describing designs and construction retrofits for roof assemblies to resist pressures at roof edges during high-wind events.
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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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Guide describing options for designing and locating the thermal boundary at the attic floor or along the roof line in new and existing homes.
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Overview guide describing wildfire risks and construction strategies to increase the wildfire resistance of homes located in wildland urban interface areas.