As we mentioned in Start Fresh, Buy New, one of the benefits of buying a newly-constructed home is the fact that this new home is probably filled with the hottest construction products, saving you time and money on upgrades and renovations. You’re probably wondering what you should expect in terms of the newest products? Well look no further…
Higher insulation levels
With the most up-to-date insulation technology, homeowners can worry less about the cost of heating and cooling, but also the quality of the air in their new home.
Efficient heating and cooling systems
To compliment the higher insulation levels, we have more efficient heating and cooling systems, including even more environmentally-friendly options like geothermal technologies. Temperature control costs in new homes should be very relatively low compared to those of resale homes.
Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a yet another cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs and create a healthier indoor environment. With stronger-than-ever caulking, weather-stripping techniques, windows and doors, your new home will quickly reap the benefits of these new products.
Synthetic roof tiles
Recycled materials are now being used to create synthetic roofs with remarkable strength and amazing appearance. They are engineered to create a luxurious architectural roofline without the usual weight, cost or relatively short lifespans. Synthetic roof tiles can be UV protected, mold resistant, and durable against freeze-thaw degradation, bending, curling and cracking.
Synthetic hardwood floors
With their ever-improving appearance, laminate hardwood floors are becoming one of the hottest items in the new home industry. They have the look and feel of quality hardwood, but the scratch- and water-resistant properties of a more durable surface.
Eco-friendly kitchen cabinets
On trend with the various products that are good for our bodies and our world comes the eco-friendly kitchen cabinets. Cabinets made from a sustainable word species such as oak, maple or cherry are enhanced by formaldehyde- and toxin-free coatings to create healthier air quality in the heart of the home – the kitchen.