Home Building in a Hot Climate

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Fact Sheet

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Building a home in a hot climate that is more comfortable for the occupants, easier on the environment and more economical to live in, takes some special considerations. Download this fact sheet to learn about the following topics:

  • Picking the right lot
  • Choosing the best house shape
  • Emphasizing quality, durability and beauty in leiu of size
  • Shading the exterior
  • Installing a tile or metal roof
  • Implementing energy efficient measures for heating and cooling
  • Choosing exterior and interior colors
  • Dealing with high humidity area
  • Minimizing toxic fumes
  • Planting a smart landscape

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