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Building any home takes lots of people, materials, processes and details managed on a strict schedule. At Allen Loree Homes, we take extra steps while building your home to assure your lasting satisfaction. All materials and building practices used in completing your home meet national and local building codes. We recognize the importance of inspections, we have trained knowledgeable production staff that inspect every phase of construction. Rest assured, we'll make every effort to make your new home experience simple. In fact, here's a glimpse of each stage of the homebuilding process to give you some idea of what will happen from the first construction phase to the final inspection where you are given the keys to your new home. For many of the phases of construction there are at least one quality check that must be passed in order to move on to the next phase. Read below to get more information on each phase.
Stage 1: Sales AgreementOnce you've been pre-qualified, you select your home site, home plans, and any structural preferences. You sign a sales agreement and secure a mortgage
Stage 2: Design - Add signature touches to your home"The Details Define Your Life Style" Few things in life leave such as lasting impression as the place you call home. A home should reflect its owners; personality, tastes and daily patterns and bring you joy for years to come. When you buy a new home from Allen Loree Homes, you can select the finishes and upgrades that are uniquely yours. Design consultants will help you create a home that suits your style. We offer many design options to truly personalize your new home. And during the building process, you'll receive numerous updates from your construction and customer service teams.
Stage 3: Pre-Construction
At the pre-construction meeting, you are invited to sit down with your sales person, superintendent and possibly a customer service representative for a final review of your dream home package. Together, you'll verify the placement of the house, review the blueprints, verify all of the finishes and upgrades you've selected and find out what to expect during the building process. When city and county permits are cleared, construction can begin Materials orders are placed and then we create a construction schedule.
This meeting itself is a check point to insure complete understanding and accuracy.
Stage 4: Permits
Your Builder secures all necessary permits required to immediately get the building of your home underway.
City plan reviewers inspect the site and house plans for compliance with local and national codes.
Stage 5: Foundation
The first step to building a quality home is laying the foundation. Allen Loree Homes analyzes soil conditions, ground integrity, government requirements, and home size to ensure that a quality structural system is built for your home. The home site is surveyed, staked, and excavated.
Pre-pour checkpoint includes a thorough review of the home site prior to beginning any construction. Before construction begins, the foundation is checked for proper squareness and size.
Stage 6: Pre slab plumbing
Plumbing lines are run in all areas under the slab before the slab is poured.
Before the plumbing is covered it is tested for leaks and proper drain flow.
Stage 7: Slab
The foundation is now back filled with sand and the insulation and vapor barior are installed prior to the concrete being pored to create the slab.
Stage 8: Framing
The framing stage usually takes one to four weeks Your first floor exterior and interior walls are framed, Once the first-floor walls are up, work starts on the second-floor system (if applicable), using engineered floor joists then the second floor is framed. After that, the stairs and roof trusses are added. Once the roof trusses are in place, the entire roof is installed. Framing materials will very based on specific conditions
During the framing stage, there are three separate checkpoints: the frame of the house is checked for accuracy to the plan, squareness and workmanship.
Stage 9: Exterior FinishesWhen your framing is complete, wall sheathing is added to enclose your home and house wrap or felt paper is attached over exterior walls to prevent water penetration. Roof sheathing is added over trusses, attic vents are installed, and roofing materials are added. Windows and exterior doors are installed, and facade materials - such as stucco or brick - are added to the exterior walls. Finally, the exterior trim and paint are applied.
Stage 10: Mechanicals
During this one-to-three week phase, your heating and cooling system, plumbing and electrical systems are "roughed in," leaving exposed ends of pipes, wiring and ductwork to be finished later. Bathtubs and shower units and other large items are installed.
The installation of phone, cable and other electrical systems occur simultaneously.
All mechanical systems are inspected for quality of installation and proper functioning.
Stage 11: Insulation and Air Sealing
Insulation is added between the studs in all exterior walls, and between the joists forming the attic. Gaps between framing members and around windows are then sealed to eliminate potential air leaks. Optional spray foam insulation is installed at this time.
Quality Check Point-Hard Hat Tour (Pre-Drywall) Meeting
After your home has been framed, wired, plumbed, and all mechanical systems have been installed, your builder will walk through your home with you. You'll have the opportunity to verify your finishes and upgrades as well as confirm placement of windows, doors, lighting fixtures, and switches, as well as electrical, phone and cable outlets.
Stage 12: Interior Finishes and Floor Coverings
Now the fun really starts. All the browsing you did at the sales model is starting to pay off. During this two-week phase, you will begin to recognize the home you designed and imagine the future you'll create. Wall and ceiling drywall is installed and finished. Interior doors, trim, and shelving are installed and paint is applied. All other materials, including cabinets, countertops, mirrors, and flooring are installed. Your heating and cooling system, plumbing and electrical are finished - including registers, faucets, light fixtures and appliances. Final touches (gutters, mailboxes, garage door openers, etc.) are completed as the entire home is cleaned.
There are two checkpoints before drywall begins and after its completion: Upon cleaning up any drywall debris, Allen Loree Homes checks all walls and ceilings for finish and consistency.
Additional quality checkpoints, trim, pre-carpeting, and pre-final are conducted during this phase:
· Interior trim is examined for fit and quality of installation.
· A pre-final quality check focuses on all completed areas of the home.
· Pre-final quality review of entire home.
Stage 13: LandscapingAny necessary grading occurs outside (weather permitting). Your yard is graded to slope away from your foundation. Then driveways, walkways and poured concrete porches are added.
Stage 14: Quality Inspection
While landscaping is being completed, your Builder continuously performs quality inspections on your home. A "punch" list is prepared including any items that need attention, and all repairs are made prior to the homeowner orientation Meeting. After repairs are made and inspected, the home is cleaned and made ready for the homeowner orientation Meeting.
Workers wait until this final week to install the flooring, in the interest of protecting your carpets and hardwood from boots, nails and dust. Any minor adjustments take place now.
· Appliances are installed.
· Door and window screens are installed.
· Carpeting is installed.
· Various final inspections (bank, city, etc.), garage cleaning and paint touch-ups take place.
Quality Checkpoint:Upon completion of the finals, one last quality check is conducted prior to scheduling the homeowner orientation.
Stage 15: Homeowner Orientation:
Prior to closing, we will schedule your homeowner orientation meeting with you. Here, a customer service representative will explain and demonstrate the operation of appliances, mechanical components, etc. Reviews our homeowner booklet with you, items covered by the warranty as well as regular homeowner maintenance needs. The Homeowner Orientation provides buyers with the opportunity to become acquainted with their new home prior to moving in. You may ask questions about how your new home operates, as well as make note of any items needing attention (such as paint touch-ups). If there are any items that need to be corrected, the customer service representative will list them. All attempts will be made to have them corrected before closing.
Stage 16: Closing
Within days of this meeting, you will sign closing papers, officially transferring ownership of the home into your name. Prior to the closing you will want to transfer all utilities into your name.
Stage 17: Warranty Period (Ten Years)
For one year after closing, your home is covered under the Allen Loree Homes and HW10 Warranty. During this time, you can report any needed repairs outside of normal home maintenance to the Customer Service Department and we'll quickly and conveniently make covered repairs. During the second year major systems such as heating and cooling system, plumbing, and electrical systems are covered by the HW10 warranty. You are also covered by the HW10 Ten Year Structural Warranty which protects you from any structural defects for a period of ten years.