Pros – How Would YOU Build?
This question goes out to the pros on this site; those who are builders, building science aficionados, or some mixture of the two.
Many folks, myself included, come here with some vague ideas of how they think they would like to build and then post their ideas asking for advice. Instead of starting somewhere and then working backwards, I’d like to know where the pros would start. So here we go:
QUESTION: Assuming a cold and humid climate (Zone 6A/7A) and a two story with basement design, how would YOU build a new home FOR YOURSELF to live long-term starting from a clean sheet of paper?
I’m hoping to hear details on slab insulation, foundation wall details, wall insulation, durability details and considerations, attic insulation, roof type and details, as well as mechanical, plumbing and HVAC system information. Let’s hear it!
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