New Home Construction 101: Exterior Finishes and Roofing

When comparing new home builders, the differences between the exterior finishes offered by each matter. The materials used on the exterior of the home provide the first line of defense against rain, snow and wind. The exterior finish of your home includes the plywood that wraps the framing, the siding, stucco/brick/stone, and the roof.

Many builders finish the exterior of their homes to the minimum requirements of the municipal code. While this may work in the short-term, it can result in less-than-ideal results and durability over time.

Celebrity Custom Homes exceeds engineering specifications by gluing and nailing (not just nailing, like most builders do) Oriented Strand Board (OSB)/plywood to the exterior of your home’s framing for extra strength. Then they seal against moisture penetration points with a continuous Tyvek house wrap without breaks for material change (stone, brick and siding/stucco) with stone and stucco areas getting a second layer of felt paper providing superior protection against moisture penetration. All exterior details (siding/stucco/stone) are applied over the house wrap to further deter potential failures at breaks and flashing details.

The roof of your home is also critical to the long-term health of the structure. Celebrity Custom Homes installs concrete tile roofs on all of the homes that they build at Pradera. These roofs are covered by a 50-year manufacturer warranty and carry a class 3 hail rating. Compared to the composition shingle roofs offered by many other builders, tile roofs are far superior in terms of both durability and longevity.

Nestled along the rolling hills of Douglas County, Pradera is the area’s premier master-planned luxury community. Residents enjoy a year-round private golf course in an ideal climate. Find inspiration in spacious, stunning brand-new homes from award-winning builder Celebrity Custom Homes. Contact us today and begin your journey toward luxurious living.

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