High Quality Materials.

Homes By Deesign only uses the highest quality materials in our homes. As is with most things, the highest quality products cost more. As a builder we could save thousands of dollars in material cost by using the less expensive materials that other builders commonly use. These less expensive materials do pass the building codes, and are approved. But, that does not mean that they pass our standards! If we would not put a product in our own home, you will not find it in yours. For example, all homes built by Homes By Deesign have the following list of materials standard – regardless of the price point of the home.

- At least an 8' basement, with the form a drain footing system, carrying a lifetime warranty against leaks. This is "The WATCH DOG system".
- Copper termite shield, placed between the foundation wall and the sill sealer. This is a very effective way to stop termites without the use of toxic chemicals. This is not used by most builders due to the cost of the copper. Chemicals lose their potency after time requiring a costly maintenance program.
- Foam sill sealer will be used to fill in the voids between the sill plate and the foundation. This stops most of the air infiltration in the basement.
- Rim boards are sealed with foam.
- Treated sill on all walls and on the steel beams.
- Engineered "I" joist flooring system that is professionally engineered for each individual home.
- Advantech 3/4" tongue and grove sub floor, which is glued and then screwed down to eliminate any squeaks in the floor. This is extremely effective. Few builders go to this expense.
- Premium grade studs placed 16" on center on all walls, including interior non load bearing walls.
- Exterior walls are sheeted with 7/16 exposure rated, engineered wood.
- Dow house wrap plus weather barrier, much better than Tyvek.
- Anderson silver line windows or better. Single hung insulated double pane thermal windows, and maintenance free vinyl.
- Engineered roof trusses, with vaulted ceilings in the great room.
- 1/2" plywood on the roof, fir plywood on most homes.
- 30 year architectural shingles over felt paper and full drip edge.
- 12" overhang on all roofs.
- Fully vented aluminum soffit, and aluminum fascia on all homes.
- All band boards are insulated
- All exterior walls insulated to a R15 minimum R30 in the attic minimum
- Insulated double pane vinyl windows from Silverline by Anderson