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Home and building show bursting at the seams

Paul Raymore

Truckee Home and Building show attendees will once again have the chance to check out all of the latest home improvement and construction materials this Memorial Day weekend at the Tahoe Truckee High School campus.

On Saturday and Sunday, May 29 and 30, the high school will be transformed into a maze of exhibitors showing off everything from fire-retardant decking materials to hot tubs to fireplace options.

Each year the show has grown as the building industry in the area continues to expand.

“It’s just continued to grow over 12 years, so we’re occupying every square inch of the high school that we can use,” said Pam Neff, one of the organizers of this year’s show.

Green building will be a focus this time around, and many exhibitors will be on-hand to provide information on geothermal heating systems, solar-electric options, and alternative construction techniques for mountain homes.

“There’s a big push towards green building now,” Neff said. “The Town of Truckee has made it one of their key elements to promote green building.”

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In addition to exhibitors showcasing the latest green technologies, on Saturday Scott Terrell from the Truckee Donner Public Utility District will give a seminar on what green building entails from 3 Ð 5 p.m. in the high school’s auditorium.

In addition, more than 100 exhibits will provide area homeowners and those thinking of building around Truckee many options for almost every aspect of building or remodeling a home.

Neff encourages attendees to bring plans, get questions answered and ask for bids at this year’s show, as it is a rare opportunity to have almost all of the major players in the area’s building industry together under one roof at the same time.

What to look for this year:

– Wind, solar and micro-hydro systems on display.

– Fire resistant wood products and stains.

– New wood flooring materials that are virtually indestructible.

– Invisible window and door screens that roll out of sight when not in use.

– New concrete products that look like pavers but go down like concrete.

– And more…

Organizers expect more than 2,500 people to attend this year’s show, and all of the money collected at the door will go toward local schools.

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