Spec PlanK: Exterior Home

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Spec Plan-K defines the specs for home facing (brick, siding, wood, stone, etc.), house trimmings, driveway, rain removal systems and other exterior home needs.

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Spec Plan K: Exterior Home

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Exterior home surfaces include metal or wood siding, clay or tile bricks, concrete block, stone, and stucco.

  • Exterior decor includes shutters, cornices, and dormers.
  • Protective exterior includes mess wire for ventilation, guards for prevention of snow and ice buildup, and other miscellaneous.
  • If you have a chimney, it must be designed for proper air flow to prevent smoking the house.


Visit our Home Improvement modules for complete information on exterior surfaces and decor:

exterior home information
exterior home photo notes
exterior home topics
exterior home shopping
view directory for more information
exterior siding and decor
living room fireplace


From howstuffworks.com:

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spec planning: exterior home

Getting Started

Step 1: develop the plan

  • take a completed draft of the exterior home spec sheet to your architect or planner, who will can customize a remodeling plan or revise an existing plan that meets your specs.
  • use your spec sheet and floor plan to bid the construction project out to contractors
    exterior home spec sheet


Step 2: get required building permits


Step 3: find pre-screened contractors and other service providers

find exterior home contractors

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Helpful Tools

Some helpful forms for making remodeling decisions:

home improvement guide
home remodeling checklist
remodeling specification sheet
contractor evaluation form