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Signs to Look for in a Quality Builder

If you’re in the market for a new home, you should shop for your builder as carefully as you shop for your home. You want to know that you are buying a good quality home from a reputable builder. Here are some tips to help you choose a builder.

Do your Homework

With the internet at your fingertips, research properties to consider, know where you want to live and how much it should cost.

Expect a partner in your home building process, Customer service is King! You want valid, actionable information and the quicker your builder can serve you the better.

Technology matters.  Apps and websites will provide you information on the go and keep you up to date with details about your home process. At DB Homes we utilize Co-Construct. It is a secure website that allows the homeowner to access their home’s information all in one place.  Whether you are at home, at work, on the road, or on vacation, DB Homes put information at your fingertips, about your selections, upgrades, financial decisions, questions, documents, photos and more.

Peer Reviews.  In addition to what you find online, ask your parents, friends and co-workers for insight on your home search.  Check out websites for up to date testimonials (http://db-homes.com/category/testimonials/) and check social media (We are on facebook and twitter as DBHomesInc) to see if your builder has an active presence.

 

Shop for Quality and Value

Look at new homes whenever you can. Home shows and open houses sponsored by builders are good opportunities to look at homes. Model homes are often furnished to give you ideas for using the space. You may also ask a builder to see unfurnished homes.

When examining a home, look at the quality of the construction features. Inspect the quality of the cabinetry, carpeting, trimwork and paint. Ask the builder or the builder’s representative a lot of questions. Get as many specifics as possible. Never hesitate to ask a question. What seems like an insignificant question might yield an important answer.  Listed below are just some of the standard features that come in every DB Home:

Shingle-Over Ridge Vent

Shingle-over ridge vent system provides for maximum roof cavity ventilation.

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Roof Truss System

Fully engineered trusses are raised at the job site and satisfy all site specific requirements, such as snow loads and wind zones.

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Half Inch Roof Sheathing with H-clips

Allow for sturdy roof construction and for a portion of shingles to be applied while still inside the production facility.

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 Vinyl Siding and Accents.

Vinyl siding is low maintenance and available in a wide array of styles and colors.  We also offer many decorative vinyl finishes to give our customers their unique custom home.

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30 Architectural Shingles

30 Architectural Shingles add beauty and durability to your home.

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12 Inch Overhang with 2×6 sub-facia

Provides solid framing for gutter installation.

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Blown-in Ceiling Insulation

R-38 blown-in Ceiling Insulation facilitates an energy-efficient blanket that meets or exceeds code requirements. Batt-in insulation is also available.

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12 Inch Eves

12 inch eves add attractive appearance and protection for doors and windows.

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APA Approved Tongue and Groove OSB Floor Decking

Allows for a seamless foundation for whatever floor finish is chosen.

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 Spray Foam Around Wiring and Plumbing

To help prevent air infiltration.

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2×4 Interior Partition Framing with Closet Shelf Blocking

2 x 4 framing provides strength and stability to the home.

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Breathable Exterior House Wrap

Ensures minimal air infiltration and contributes to a more energy-efficient home.

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 2” x 6” Exterior Wall Framing with Blocking in Cabinet Areas

Provides added insulation values superior strength and a quieter home.

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Name Brand 200 Amp Main Panel with Circuit Breaker

Meets all modern electrical codes.

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KCMA Approved Cabinetry

All DB Homes feature exclusive Legacy crafted cabinetry, available in numerous different stains, colors and finishes.

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Stairs

Quality built stairs with hardwood railings.

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Energy Efficient Low-E Glass Windows

Helps prevent energy loss and beautifully accents the home.

Exterior Insulation

R-19 fiberglass batt insulation is standard in exterior walls. R-21 insulation can be substituted to meet special local codes.

Insulated Fiberglass Exterior Doors

Available in a variety of colors, these doors are maintenance free and come with composite jambs and integral brick mold.

 

Design and style are not compromised–DB Homes are built stronger than traditional on-site constructed homes.  Constructed in a controlled environment in a state-of-the-art factory, missing or damaged materials and weather delays are not a factor.  The result is a precision-constructed, energy efficient home, ready to occupy in 6-10 weeks, as opposed to 6 months to a year, with traditional stick framing.  DB Homes offers numerous floor plans from which to choose and each plan can be customized to match your dream home design. We work closely with the design team at our manufacturer to be able to provide our homeowners with hundreds of unique, up to date home finish options to customize the inside of your new home. Contact us today to see how DB Homes can help make your dream home a reality!

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