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Building or Buying a Home

Guide to Buying a Home

If you are thinking of buying a new home, you must pay close attention to many details to ensure that you find one that will suit your needs and preferences. Before you start shopping, you should sit down with the members of your household to discuss your preferences and the many options available to you. Here are some things you should consider. 

Selecting and Hiring a Contractor

Other Resources & Design Inspiration

Excellent Design Trends

Combined with excellent construction, excellent design makes a new home stand out, and also stand the test of time. NAHB has a number of resources for home designers. See the Newest Trends Here >>

Winter Home Considerations

  • Staying Safe During a Winter Storm. Tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for heating your home, lighting your home if there is a power outage and using generators and other appliances safely.
  • Blizzard Safety. The American Red Cross has information about conserving fuel while at home and staying warm.
  • How to Protect Yourself from Winter Weather. Ready.gov includes important information about how to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning in your home.
  • National Weather Service. Follow the National Weather Service for winter weather advisories and warnings for your area.  

Why It Is Dangerous to Let Ice Dams Form on Your Roof

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What should I do if I have an ice dam? 

It is recommended to reach out to a roofing professional to safely remove any ice dams. The first step they will take is to remove the snow.  It is important to remove snow and ice safely and effectively without risking damage to the roof or other parts of your property, such as gutters, windows, siding or landscaping. You can find a qualified roofing professional by reviewing our Online Membership DirectoryRead Full Article >>

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