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How to Design a Home for Every Climate

Create your home design for climate

When designing your own home, it's important to work with climate where your home will be, not against it. Different climate imposes different requirements on your home design. This slideshow gives you some basic practical tips for home design in any climate.

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Designing home for every climate

Designing and building your own home is a dream that many strive for their entire lives. However, the process is often taxing as owners struggle try to discover the size, style and layout that best suits their needs. Luckily many of these decisions depend on one simple factor: the climate surrounding their new home. Depending on the typical weather in the environment they plan to build in, there are certain exterior features that should be added or avoided so that they don't have to deal with maintenance issues down the line. Read on to learn how to design a home in every climate (available as infographic).

If you are moving into a windy climate, you should consider a circular-shaped house for better aerodynamics and impact resistant windows to protect against flying debris? A cold climate home, however, should have gable roofing to shed falling snow and south facing windows to maximize sun intake. The Zebra took a look at the top four most typical climates for future home owners. Their visual breaks down the basics of what features to add-and what to avoid-so that any new home interacts positively with the environment around it. Make sure to mark these down before starting your next designing adventure to save yourself many headaches in the future!

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