Any home repair or remodeling work you do presents an opportunity to make your home fare better in the next storm. Whether you are just replacing siding or have damage that requires you to pull off all the wall coverings–inside or outside–you can minimize future storm damage at every stage of your work. For new construction and substantial remodeling or repair, you’ll have to meet residential building codes. Check with your local permit office before beginning construction to see what codes may apply to your restoration project. Keep in mind that building codes can be used as a guide to stronger construction even when you are not required to follow them.
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