There are different ways to build a new home. Most builders are fairly consistent with one another in techniques and materials and are all guided by the National Building Code as “minimum standard”. However, we are using higher quality materials to build stronger more dependable homes. Items such as higher strength concrete and reinforcing steel bars in the foundation, spray foam rim joists, thicker sheeting, pink wood manufactured floor joists, higher quality shingles, as well as some of the green initiatives, are a few examples. When implemented with best practices construction methods, you get a home that will put you closer to a defect free, maintenance free and stress-free environment that will give you years of comfort and a higher resale value.