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Material Choices

Using high quality materials

to build your custom home saves you money and gives you a better outcome. Clark County Home Builders can help you make informed decisions on what quality level of materials is best suited to your project. Selecting components that offer great performance and save on labor during installation is always a good choice.

The type of components used in building more complex custom homes need to meet higher quality standards and are not readily available in the Clark County area. Some will have to be specially manufactured and ordered well in advance of construction. These kinds of special order items will also require deposits.

When deciding what materials to use in your project you should consider:

Selecting the right materials to build your custom home will give you a much better finished result. Inferior materials will result in problems during construction and will lead to higher maintenance costs over time. Clark County Home Builders can help you get the right materials for your project.

Appearance and Function

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.

Performance and Quality

The performance and quality levels of materials used in custom home building vary significantly. The choices made not only affect appearance but also structural integrity, installation costs and ongoing maintenance. We recommend the use of premium products for a variety of different reasons.

We can help you 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 and doors will save on energy costs, operate more smoothly, provide better protection against water infiltration and require less maintenance. Exposed structural beams need to have the capability to carry the right loads and should also resist warping and checking. Natural siding needs to offer the best protection against weather and remain stable over time while providing a pleasing appearance.

Clark County 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.

Building Material Choices

Clark County Home Builders can supply you with all the structural materials you need to complete your project. Components are offered in different specifications to give you the maximum range of materials and flexibility on pricing. All materials are consolidated and delivered together in a complete package so you can get the best possible price.

Clark County Home Builders helps you make informed decisions on the many building material components and options available. We can supply you with the 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 material options available are:

Solid timbers

Douglas fir structural beams and posts are appearance-grade timbers selected for their structural integrity, stability and the statement they make in your home. Douglas fir is preferred over spruce or pine beams because of its greater structural strength, pleasing finished look and resistance to unsightly weather induced staining.

Engineered silent floors

The silent floor system uses engineered wood joists. It is designed to stay strong, stable and quiet for the life of your home. Now you can select a flooring system that resists shrinking, splitting and twisting.

Decks and railings

Decking material is available in a variety of options. Tight knot dried cedar is the best natural alternative for handrails and decking. Cedar pickets are popular and commonly used for railings, sometimes used in conjunction with tempered glass. In addition, we offer low maintenance composite products.

Select cedar or pine interior finishing

We can provide you with cedar and spruce-pine interior paneling and roof boards. These highly versatile wood species are available in a wide range of finished and semi-finished products. This unique specialty product features small tight knots and soft texture, which enhance the look and feel of any room.

Other finishing products

There are lots of decisions to be made when it comes to finishing 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.

Efficient Delivery Methods

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.

Clark County Home Builders has arrangements with suppliers to consolidate all materials in one place so that they can be efficiently delivered, as needed.

The Best Price and Value

Clark County 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. Clark County Home Builders can help you select the right materials so you get the most value for your money.

Meaningful Warranty

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:

Clark County Home Builders only works with suppliers who offer comprehensive warranties and have the ability to service their products in the field.

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