What are the Benefits of an Energy Star Home?

Peace of Mind. With the best building practices followed by rigorous inspections and testing, you can be confident that things were done right

Comfort. With an energy efficient heating and cooling system you will enjoy consistent temperatures across every room of your home.

Lasting Quality. The combination of energy efficient features, materials and equipment delivers a better performance and superior

Value. Better energy efficiency and performance means lower utility bills and maintenance. ENERGY STAR certified homes are at least 10% more efficient than homes built to code.

What's Included

At Grand Homes every home we build is designed, engineered, constructed, inspected, tested, rated and certified ENERGY STAR. Our standard Energy Efficient Features deliver a better protection against cold/heat drafts, moisture, polution, and noise. Compared to exisiting homes, Grand Homes use less energy for heating, cooling, and water... which means significant savings on your utility bills!


ROOF

  • 240lbs Premium Architectural Shingles with 30-year warranty
  • Twice the thickness of a standard 3-tab shingle
  • Weather lock self sealing ice and water barrier
  • Three dimensional look for greater curb appeal
  • 70 mph wind resistance

WALL CONSTRUCTION

  • 2 x 6 exterior walls
  • R-13 wall insulation
  • 60% more R Value than Pre-Owned Homes

VINYL LOW-E WINDOWS

  • Vinyl window frame vs. aluminum frame that won't conduct heat
  • Low E, double pane, multi silver layered glass
  • Three times more resistant to condensation
  • Blocks 95% of the sun's harmful UV rays without affecting your view

WINDOW SEALANT

  • We apply silicone caulk & use screws instead of nails to ensure a tight installation
  • Then we seal with a fortiflash membrane which provides the best insurance against water intrusion and air infiltration to improve indoor air quality

GASKET SEAL

  • Additional air and moisture infiltration barrier between foundation and frame

RADIANT BARRIER DECKING

  • Reflects 97% of the sun's radiant heat
  • Keeping your attic 30 degrees cooler
  • Provides 17% energy savings over standard roof decking

ATTIC INSULATION

  • 14" of fiberglass attic insulation vs 10" equaling 40% more insulation
  • Will not settle or compress over time
  • Gives you an R Value of 38 vs. R Value of 30, keeping your home 5 - 8 degrees cooler
  • The greater the R Value, the more resistant it is to heat flow

ENGINEERED I-JOIST FLOOR SYSTEM

  • More reliable wood product that adds greater strength and stability
  • Little or no shrinkage helps eliminate squeaky floors
  • More efficient use of valuable natural resources
  • All the floors are screwed & glued for a tight and stable finish

THERMO SHEATHING

  • Five times more resistant to water penetration than the code standard
  • All seams taped allowing no air infiltration

FIBER CEMENT BOARD

  • Fire/Water/Termite resistant
  • Low maintenance cementitious product with a natural wood look, requiring less painting
  • Durable & long lasting with a 50-year warranty

HVAC SYSTEM

  • 16 SEER HVAC System
  • SEER refers to Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the AC system