Quiz: Do You Know How to Build a House From the Ground Up?
Do You Know How to Build a House From the Ground Up?
By: Annette
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About This Quiz

Do you know the different buildings plans needed to build a house or the names of the different people involved in the process? Know what footings are used for, or what HVAC stands for? Any idea where you should use drywall, or which type of insulation works best in your area? If you know the answers to all of these questions, see if you have what it takes to ace this home building quiz!

Your house is your most valuable asset. Not only does it protect your family and belongings, but it also keeps you dry, warm and comfortable no matter the weather. Even more importantly, the house is the center of family life -- a home where memories are made and family bonds forged. 

Of course, all that homeyness doesn't come cheap. A 2017 report by the National Association of Homebuilders estimates the cost of building an average home at $428,000 -- with $238,000 of that going only to construction costs and materials. Knowing how a home is put together, and the steps involved in the process is a valuable skill, whether you're planning to build your own home or simply looking for the best way to maintain the home you have.

Think you know what it takes to transform dirt, concrete and wood into a family home? Take our quiz to find out!

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