Now that the initial building process is well underway, Vicki shows us how to make important decisions when it comes to materials for your custom home. By asking questions and doing research you can find the best materials for your home.
Building for the Cure Custom House:
- Kathy Krafta Harkema with Pella Windows helps pick out windows that compliment the farmhouse style. They are double hung windows, tilted for easy cleaning, the exterior aluminum clad is classic white, and interior framework is wooden. These windows are energy star and constructed of Low-E glass, which prevents fading of your interior furnishings.
- The first impression of the home will be the double entry doors made of mahogany with beveled glass side lights.
- Diana Gola with GAF roofing helps find a roof style and color that emulates the farmhouse style. It is important to find a roofing manufacturer with a warranty, certified contractors and includes a complete roofing system.
- Kimberly Brewer Nawn with Charles Luck Stone assists in finding the oakridge style stone with native colors of the Carolinas. When selecting a stone make sure you take home samples and examine the variations in the natural stone before making your decision.
- Eric Robinson with Lennox provides insight for a heating and air conditioning system that is efficient, air purifying, and quiet. This dual pump system can provide 15%- 25% energy savings. Using a programmable thermostat can save up to $150 annually on energy costs.
- The garage doors are Carriage House Doors made of solid wood. Remember woods expands and contracts so it will need to be treated every 2-3 years.
- Tyler Beard with Charles Luck Stone demonstrates how to a dry stack stone application using Blue Ridge thin stone.