Note to the reader: Due to differing conditions, tools, and individual skills, the authors of this manual and Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region assume no responsibility for any damages, losses incurred, deaths, or injuries suffered as a result of following the information published in this manual. Although this manual was created with safety as the foremost concern, every construction site and construction project is different. Accordingly, not all risks and hazards associated with homebuilding could be anticipated by the authors of this manual and Habitat Charlotte Region. Always read and observe all safety precautions provided by any tool or equipment manufacturer, and always follow all accepted safety procedures. Because codes and regulations are subject to change, you should always check with authorities to ensure that your project complies with all local codes and regulations. Also note that images of volunteers or employees used in the manual may not reflect the latest safety protocols and PPE standards in place at Habitat Charlotte Region.