The Home Book: A Complete Guide to Homeowner and Homebuilder Responsibilities

Second National Edition

Homeowners Education Association is pleased to distribute The Home Book: A Complete Guide to Homeowner and Homebuilder Responsibilities, Second National Edition.

The Second Edition includes updated information covering the installation of solar panels, storm water regulation, low VOC finishes, damaged roofing conditions, and much more!

Every homeowner wants to protect the investment they've made in their new home. As defects or maintenance issues occur, The Home Book will become a homeowner's main reference for determining how to proceed with every condition of home ownership. With more than 380 residential workmanship guidelines in a single reference, The Home Book accomplishes what no other homeowner book has done. The conditions addressed have historically been issues that result in construction defect litigation between builders and homeowners. Responsibility for each condition is assigned either to the builder for non-performing construction or poor workmanship, or to the homeowner as a maintenance item. The book is intentionally written for the layperson, and clearly outlines the building guidelines that should be met during the construction or remodel of a home.

Published May 2016
ISBN 978-0-692-69169-4
284 pages
8 ½ x 11”
Trade paper/Softcover
Glossary • Index • References • Maintenance Alerts




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Price: $49.95

The Home Book- Soft cover

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“…a no-frills, no-nonsense book about what tasks you need to accomplish, and on what schedule, to maintain your home. A comprehensive glossary explains and clarifies unfamiliar terms, and, most helpfully, a recommended maintenance schedule helps you keep your tasks on track with timely completion, before little problems become huge.”- San Francisco Book Review

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The Home Book: A Complete Guide to Homeowner and Homebuilder Responsibilities, is published by the Building Standards Institute, a non-profit corporation whose mission is to improve residential construction quality through education. To find out more about the Building Standards Institute, visit the BSI website.

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