BEHIND THE WALLS
What goes into your home is pretty tricky stuff that we take very seriously. At S&A Homes, we focus on every part of your home and how those parts interact with one another to provide an optimal living environment for you and your family. Let’s dissect your home and take you on a “behind the walls” tour so you can see what each and every S&A home includes.
STAGE 1: EXCAVATION & FOUNDATION
A quick seal water proofing is sprayed on foundation walls to provide another layer of protection against unwanted moisture.
An impervious vapor barrier is laid over 4” of permeable fill and then covered with 3 1/2” of concrete to ensure ground moisture is unable to penetrate your home and basement.
Poured Concrete Foundation
Solid concrete walls provide flexural strength several times stronger than block, providing increased design flexibility, increased fire protection while dramatically reducing the risk of water problems.
Sub-Slab Radon Venting
Passive radon venting increases your resale value and saves thousands of dollars in expense should radon ever become an issue in your home.
STAGE 2: FRAMING
Pre-Assembled manufacturing design increases quality of finished product.
Tightly Sealed Ductwork & Framing
Sealing air leaks and ductwork reduces energy loss from the home by up to 15%, making your home more comfortable while saving you money on utility bills.
Each home site is graded to ensure water is directed away from the home to protect your home’s interior from flooding and water issues.
Engineered Floor Joists
Vertical spans of engineered lumber run longer distances to provide superior strength compared to traditional sawn lumber and resists warping and swelling.
Enhanced OSB Subfloor
Innovative tongue and groove design combined with wood-resin materials virtually eliminate swelling and provides superior resistance against moisture, improving floor performance and giving peace of mind with a manufacturer warranty.
2x6 Exterior Construction
Additional structural support ensures integrity of the home while increasing energy efficiency and providing protection from the elements.
STAGE 3: EXTERIOR
Ultra Low-E Glass ENERGY STAR™ Windows
Double Paned Windows contain invisible reflective coating and are filled with Argon gas to reduce transmission of outdoor temperatures to the inside, making your home comfortable and reducing utility bills.
Tyvek House Wrap
Manufactured by the Industry leader, Tyvek membrane blankets the exterior of your home to reduce risk of mold and increase thermal efficiency.
Maintenance-free fascia provides beautiful millwork for your home without the hassle and expense required to maintain wood alternatives.
Insulated Garage Door
Additional insulation adds to the comfort of the home and it’s occupants.
Maintenance Free Siding
4” Dutchlap Vinyl Siding provides maintenance-free exterior designed to pass the test of time.
7/16” OSB Sheathing is specially engineered with smooth surfaces and nail lines to eliminate warping & swelling to give your home a sturdy, high-quality finish.
STAGE 4: MECHANICALS & INSULATION
Centralized Home Connection Center
Structured wiring outlets integrate the home’s digital technologies for increased efficiency and ability to link home office, media centers and more.
½” Drywall Thermal Barrier
Every basement includes ½” drywall thermal barrier on the ceiling to provide a longer response time in the event of a fire.
Manabloc Water Distribution System
Enables hot and cold water to run directly from the source to the fixture, ensuring consistent temperatures and pressure while helping homeowners realize dramatic energy savings through water conservation.
HVAC MERV 10 Filter
20-40 times more effective at eliminating common household pollutants such as pet dander, mold spores, dust mites and other allergens to improve allergies and extend the life of your heating and cooling system.
Draped Wall Insulation
Keeps the elements out and the comfort in, saving you hundreds of dollars a year.
STAGE 5: DRYWALL & FINAL TRADES
Independent, RESNET certified 3rd party energy-rater scrutinizes each home using state-of-the-art technology to ensure air leaks are at a minimum and energy efficiency is at its maximum.
Sherwin Williams Paints
Only the highest quality paints will work for an S&A Home. Sherwin Williams exterior and interior paints were ranked #1 in an independent study and have received the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.
Cased windows & painted baseboards provide elegant interior ready for decorating.
Dedicated to providing faucets and bath fixtures that offer performance and style, Kohler is also recognized for their water conservation efforts and was named Water Sense partner of the year by the EPA.
For decades, Whirlpool has maintained its reputation for being the best blend of high quality and affordability. With a variety of both ENERGY STAR™ and gourmet options to choose from, you can design the kitchen of your dreams.
90% Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL)
90% Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL) fixtures use just 25% of electricity that incandescent bulbs do and last 8-10 times longer, reducing your electric bill and minimizing home maintenance.
CENTURY Kitchen Cabinetry
Full overlay, solid wood cabinetry is locally produced and offers homebuyers a multitude of options normally only available in custom homes.