new home comfort

COVID19 – Health Concerns and Humidity Control?

Health concerns have turned homeowners’ attention to this question Health and wellness have seized center stage in the homebuilding world. This year’s coronavirus scare and lockdown made indoor air quality a top priority even among those who hadn’t thought much about it before, and most industry pros expect it will still be a priority after […] Read More »

Pretty Good Isn’t Excellent

Companies built for production work aren’t built for excellent work. On the surface, the difference between a production builder and a custom builder is simple. One builds the same basic house over and over, and the other builds a unique home for each customer. But the real differences go deeper. These two builder types are, […] Read More »

Working with a Professional Builder: Does it really matter?

How homeowners benefit from the established builder’s systems and relationships. Since the rebound of home building from the great recession, lots of new contractors have emerged as homebuilders. This has given home buyer more choices, tempting some to choose a contractor based strictly on price. Bad idea. It’s nearly impossible to compare apples to apples […] Read More »

The Resilient Home

The ability to weather storms is another advantage of hiring an experienced builder with up-to-date knowledge about building science One often overlooked benefit of a high-quality new custom home is that it will better handle severe weather events and power outages. These are a fact of life in all parts of the country. Atlantic hurricanes […] Read More »

No Sweat Cooling

Why choosing the right air conditioning equipment is more important than ever The health and comfort of a new home has a lot to do with its heating, cooling and ventilation equipment. High-quality equipment will do a better job, but only if the builder works with the mechanical engineer and contractor to choose the right […] Read More »