Category Archives: Building Ideas

It’s Time to Raise the Roof!

Raised heel trusses and energy efficiency

Most homes today are built with pre-fabricated trusses. There are several advantages to using pre-fabricated trusses including having to use fewer load bearing walls and cost savings due to less framing labor and time. One of the major disadvantages to standard pre-fabricated trusses, however, is the fact that they limit the amount of insulation that […]


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What is the Value of Energy Efficiency?

The value of energy efficiency is the most overlooked and misunderstood part of building a new home.  Even most home builders don’t  understand it thoroughly.  With interest rates around 4%, you currently pay only about $5 for every $1,000 borrowed for a new home.  Therefore, if a builder is skilled enough to be able to […]


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Is it Time to Buy Instead of Rent?

Over the past few years there has been a lot of bad news when it comes to the housing market. With the economic crisis and the real estate tumble many home owners lost their homes to foreclosure and even many more have been under water for the last few years. For these reasons and others, […]


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What is the Living Triangle?

While the process of building a new home is very exciting it can also start to seem a little confusing and daunting. Sometimes house plans can begin to run together and the benefits of one home design can blur into another. One main area of focus when choosing a home plan should be the main […]


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