Home Improvement

In April 2019, Dana and I purchased our first home in Raleigh, NC.

The house, built in 1977, has a simple floor plan and great outdoor space. As a new homeowner, I found myself quickly learning new concepts and skills. Many of the resources I use are listed below with the hope of helping other first-time homeowners.

One of the first concepts I learned was building science. Building science views the home as a system and involves the careful balance of humidity, ventilation (air quality), and energy efficiency (see Building Science Corporation).

  • Drainage improvement
  • Crawl space sealing and dehumidification
  • Duct sealing
  • Attic sealing

Additional Resources