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October 22, 2010
Donna Shirey
CGR, CAPS, CGP

NAHB Remodelers Chair
Issaquah, Wash. 
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Updated ‘Residential Construction Performance Guidelines’ Available From NAHB BuilderBooks

Residential Construction Performance Guidelines, the industry’s most widely accepted reference on how homes should perform, has been fully revised and updated to help builders and remodelers successfully manage customer expectations while delivering high-performance homes.

Available from NAHB BuilderBooks, the fourth edition of the guidelines is more comprehensive than earlier editions and more consistent with current building science advancements.

The updated edition features:

  • A collection of nearly 300 guidelines in 12 major construction categories
  • New guidelines that address efflorescence, deflection and water penetration
  • Sample contract language
  • Remodeling-specific guidelines
  • Tips for taking critical measurements
  • A glossary of common terms

The guidelines were initially created and reviewed by more than 300 builders and remodelers as well as representatives of specialty trade organizations.

Consumer Reference Also Available

A consumer reference version of the guidelines is also available to help home buyers and home owners understand the basics of a properly constructed home and how it should perform during the warranty period. Builders and remodelers can distribute it to customers as an integral part of their warranty claims process.

For more information or to order the guidelines, click here, or call 800-223-2665. For the consumer reference, click here.

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