Whether you’re engaged in home repair, renovation, or new construction, there are hundreds of decisions to be made and hours of research to be done. From deciding between contractors to choosing materials and design, the list of steps for even simple projects can often be daunting. At the end of it all, the last thing a homeowner wants to deal with is a code violation, especially one they didn’t know about.
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Building codes are meant to keep people safe and in recent times, to ensure that new homes are running at adequate efficiency levels. But in some cases, they seem to only exist to frustrate those excited about finally completing a new project. To help our homeowners avoid code hold-ups, we asked our panel of home improvement experts about the best ways to comply with building codes.
We’ve rounded some of our favorite comments below. Check back later in the week for our follow-up article outlining the basics of avoiding problems with building codes.