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
- How to Look at a House like a Building Scientist (via GreenBuildingAdvisor.com)