Although every home we build is completely custom, we use these standards as a general guideline to get the home building process moving smoothly and successfully.
- Full warranty to include:
- Full 1st Year complete home
- 2nd Year delivery systems, HVAC, plumbing, electrical
- 12 Year Structural Warranty
- Complete custom blueprint of your new project
- Site layout including
- House placement
- Driveway entrance
- Sewer system
- Water well-if applicable
- Clearing of site as needed
- Excavation of basement
- Paved asphalt driveway unless otherwise specified
- Any and all permits including
- Sewer Driveway
- Public water-if applicable
- Underground utilities (includes all trench work and any pipe needed)
- Cable TV
- 200 Amp Electrical Service
- Lifetime warranty GAF architectural shingles
- Exquisitely crafted stone and/or brick veneer
- Maintenance free siding
- 12″ Eaves and Overhangs
- Seamless gutters to match the metal work
- Andersen 400 Series Windows
- Therma-Tru Exterior Doors
- Kitchen and Bath plan with a designer
- Over 16 choices of interior door designs
- Moen faucets throughout
- Walk thru with electrician for placement of lights, switches and receptacles
- Fan lights in all bedrooms
- White ceilings with different wall and trim color
- Insulation package to include
- Foam and caulk
- R-21 in the walls
- R-30 in basement ceiling
- R-38 in attic
- Electric heat pump with central air
- Electric water heater
Energy Efficient Homes
Why HERS® Rated Homes Are Better
There are plenty of good reasons why HERS rated energy efficient homes are better! A few of them are:
HERS rated homes with low HERS Index scores are more energy efficient than standard homes. This translates into increased home comfort, lower utility costs and a more environmentally friendly home.
Many homebuyers neglect to look at how much a home will cost to run when shopping around. However, the truth is that buying a home means more than just making the monthly mortgage payments. Energy costs play a significant role in determining the affordability of a home.
Although consumers are able to easily shop for cars and appliances based on their efficiency thanks to Energy Guide labels and MPG stickers, this is still not the case for many homes in the United States. However, HERS rated homes have HERS Index scores, which tell homebuyers at a glance how energy efficient those homes are. And that means they can make informed decisions when choosing a home.
As buyers become more aware of how useful the HERS rating is to their buying decisions and estimating monthly energy costs, sales data will quickly show why a property sold for more with a low HERS rating compared to a similar house with a higher HERS Rating. In fact, a recent study by the North Carolina Building Performance Association showed that homes with lower HERS Index scores sold for as much as 9.5% higher in North Carolina’s major metro areas, compared to homes that were not rated.
A report by the University of North Carolina’s Center for Community Capital, and the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) titled, “Home Energy Efficiency and Mortgage Risks” (March 19, 2013) found that mortgage default risks were 32% lower on ENERGY STAR labeled homes with lower HERS Index scores. To read the complete report, go to Home Energy Efficiency and Mortgage Risks to download a copy.