Have you ever suffered the crisis of not knowing what to tell people you do when they ask what you do for a living?
“I’m a builder.” doesn’t ever seem to quite cut it. “What do you build? Bridges?”
“I”m a custom home builder.” Oh neat, we had a home built a little while back.” This doesn’t get the reaction I would like.
So maybe I will just say “I build energy efficient, high performance homes in Wilmington, NC” Maybe that will cover it.
If nothing else, that phrase gets me excited. There is nothing much more fun than crafting a home that garners a terrific HERS score. It is crazy fun to get a text from a home owner saying “we just got our first power bill, and it was only $120!” (this happened last week, from a homeowner I moved into a beach piling house last month). It’s also super satisfying knowing that what we are building excellent homes that are going to last a long time, and be an asset to the owners, both financially and in terms of maintenance (low maintenance, that is) and in comfort and durability.
What do we do to make our custom homes energy efficient? We insulate our slab foundations, we build our exterior walls using 2×6 studs (standard is 2×4) to allow for more insulation (as well as make the wall stronger), we insulate our headers, we seal our plates, we blower test our homes and our hvac systems to detect and fix leaks, we use low-e windows, we use radiant barrier sheathing, we use CFL or LED lights everywhere, we pay close attention to our hvac systems to make sure they are super efficient, to name a few of the things we do to make our custom homes energy efficient, low maintenance, and comfortable.
If you are interested in learning more about what I do for a living, and how it can benefit you and your family, contact us to start a conversation.