We're not sure what we'll find to go on this page in our homeowner glossary … but everyone knows we have 26 letters in the alphabet. We also know there are hundreds of words used in the real estate, home construction and interior design industries, that homeowners aren't familiar with … just like we don't know the language used in the medical or legal industries.
So our homeowner glossary is here to help you find simple definitions for the terms you'll come across, ones that will help you understand the project you're researching or implementing.
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Z-bar Flashing – Bent, galvanized metal flashing installed above the horizontal trim board over an exterior window or door. It prevents water from getting behind the trim and into the house.
Zillow – Zillow is a home and real estate marketplace with a living database of more than 110 million U.S. homes – homes for sale, homes for rent and homes not currently on the market.
Zone – The section of a building that is served by one heating or cooling loop, used to reduce the total cost of heating or cooling a house. Lawn sprinkler systems also have zones to insure there's enough water pressure when watering your lawn or landscap.
Zone Valve – A device, usually placed near the heater or cooler, which controls the flow of water or steam to parts of the building; it is controlled by a zone thermostat.
Zoning – A governmental process and specification which limits the use of a property e.g. single family use, high rise residential use, industrial use, etc. Zoning laws may limit where you can locate a structure. Also see building codes.