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will make a big difference in getting a successful outcome in construction. There are many different materials available with varying performance and appearance characteristics. It is important to be able to make the right choices when selecting building components, as this will affect the overall quality and look of the finished home. The objective is to make sure your home is built structurally right and the finished result gives you the best possible value.
Building a custom home means that a variety of components will have to be ordered well in advance of construction. Deposits will be required on items that are not in stock or need to be specially ordered. Quality levels of materials can vary significantly, so it is important to choose carefully.
When selecting materials for your project you should consider:
Fort Collins Home Builders works with building material suppliers who offer national brand names. These suppliers give us extended price protection on a wide range of structural components.
The look of your home will depend on your choice of building material and components. The advantage of building a custom home is that you can create a unique living space, which incorporates the features that you want.
There are a number of different ways to achieve the right result. For example, you may want vaulted ceilings with exposed timbers, windows that provide an abundance of natural light and the ambiance of natural wood inside and out. Others may value a more traditional look and choose different building materials to get the appearance and function they want.
The choice of windows, doors and wood components used in the structure of the home will greatly influence the look of the finished home. There are many different alternatives for the shape and size of windows and how they open and close. Similarly, there are many options for doors. Timbers can be sourced in different species with variable structural load characteristics and offer a variety of finishing options.
Many of the premium materials and components needed to get the best result are not readily available from local lumberyards. However, because of our contacts with national suppliers, we can help you select and source these materials so you get the appearance and function you want for your project.
There are many different products at different price points that are used in construction and appear to achieve a similar result. The reality is that performance and quality levels vary significantly and will not only affect appearance but also structural integrity, installation costs and ongoing maintenance. Less expensive building components simply do not perform as well as premium products for a variety of different reasons.
It is not easy for the average homeowner to strike the right balance between performance, quality and price. For example, the use of straight dry framing lumber may have a slightly higher up front cost but it makes building faster, saves on finishing costs and reduces waste. Higher quality windows will save on energy costs, reduce glare, operate more smoothly, provide better protection against water infiltration and require less maintenance.
Fort Collins Home Builders can advise you in selecting the kinds of material that will perform well over time. The use of higher quality material generally gives you a better-finished result and often saves money in the building process.
Fort Collins Home Builders helps you make informed decisions on the many building material components and options available. We can supply you with a full range of the structural materials you need to get your project to the lock-up stage where the home is secure and weatherproof.
Other options include laminated or solid timber structural beams and posts. We also offer solid logs in a number of different species, each having their unique characteristics. Log accents are also available. They can be used in conjunction with standard framing materials.
In addition to a solid wood joist system, we also offer a silent floor system using engineered wood joists which are designed to stay strong, stable and quiet for the life of your home. Decking material is available in a variety of options. Tight knot dried cedar is the best natural alternative for handrails and decking. We can provide you with cedar and spruce-pine interior paneling and roof boards. Typically cedar provides a richer look while pine gives a lighter appearance when stained. These products are often used in vaulted areas where there is an abundance of natural light.
There are lots of product choices to be made when it comes to finishing the inside of your home. Some homeowners want to play a major role in finishing work while others like to use the services of an interior designer. Whatever option you may choose, we are pleased to work with you to get your home completed.
Manufacturers of building products sell to wholesale distributors who, in turn, sell to retail outlets. Each step involves transportation costs, which need to be added to the selling price. For this reason, distributors do not have many specialty items in stock. These will have to be ordered so that they are available when needed.
Some building sites are not large enough to allow the delivery of all the structural material required to build the home at one time. However, the shipment of full truckloads gives you the most cost-effective way of getting material to your site.
Fort Collins Home Builders has arrangements with suppliers to consolidate all materials in one place so that they can be efficiently delivered, as needed.
Fort Collins Home Builders can give you the best combination of value and price on structural building components. This is because we understand the difference in quality levels and the impact this has on the construction process.
The objective is to choose the most suitable materials to get the result you want and then purchase them at the best possible price. Our relationships with national suppliers allow us to do this.
Unlike most lumberyards, we can also give you meaningful price protection on most of the structural materials required to build the home to lock-up. This allows you to fix a significant portion of your construction budget. Fort Collins Home Builders can help you select the right materials so you get the most value for your money.
Product warranties must be meaningful in order to protect the investment in your home. Generally, the marketplace warranties are only as good as the strength of the companies who supply them. Some suppliers only offer limited warranties, which do not cover many of the most common problem areas. This especially important for:
Fort Collins Home Builders only works with suppliers who offer comprehensive warranties and have the ability to service their products in the field.