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Standard Construction Features in Base Price

  • Granite Countertops in KitchenWood Floor in Kitchen
  • Moen faucets with lifetime warranty. Moen towel bars. Polished chrome. Water Sense Rated.
  • 9’ Poured Foundation reinforced with both horizontal and vertical rebar
  • 2 x 6 Exterior wall framing with advanced framing techniques
  • 10 Year Water Proofing Warranty (not Damp-proofing) – Footings Sealed – Form-A-Drain interior & exterior drain tile
  • James Hardie Siding – 30 Year Siding Warranty
  • Siding installed over 7/16” Zip System OSB sheeting (No blue foam board)
  • 36” Heat & Glo Direct Vent Gas Fireplace (NDV3630I)- Limited Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty
  • Engineered Floor Truss System and OSB Tongue & Groove sub flooring
  • 3-tab Asphalt Shingle Roof with Moisture Guard installed
  • 4 phone outlets, 4 cable TV outlets, Security Rough-in
  • Water line for refrigerator & Badger 1 garbage disposal
  • 3/4 Bath Rough-In Basement
  • 2 exterior frost free hose bibs
  • 12’ x 12’ concrete Patio AND Driveway curb grind
  • Daylight window in basement
  • Garage Door – CHI model 2” Raised Panel Metal Insulated (R-9.65 ) – weather seal
  • Completely finished 2 Car garage – Insulated walls, drywall, caulked & painted white interior Garage
  • Flip-up downspouts with quality hinge
  • Sod – Full sod up to 8,000 SF
  • 8′ flat textured ceiling heights
  • 6 can lights on dimmer switch
  • Whirlpool tub with jets
  • Boxed ceiling in master
  • Brick on front foundation
  • All oak woodwork with oak hollowcore flush doors
  • Custom oak cabinets with staggered height and staggered depth
  • Vinyl flooring & laminate tops in laundry, pantry, & all baths
  • Tile in entryway, fireplace, kitchen backsplash, w/p tub

Energy Star AND Indoor airPlus Packages Included in Base Price

  • Comprehensive Spray Foam Insulation package.  Full walls, rim joists, attic lid in EVERY home!
  • High Performance – Maintenance-Free Integrity Windows by Marvin – 10 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty
  • Windows & walls taped and sealed with Zip System pressure sensitive tape
  • 95% Efficient Lennox Furnace & 14 Seer Lennox Cooling System  – Solar Ready (Energy Star Rated) – Duct work and penetrations sealed, Air Returns Sealed with Thermopan, Drywall & Baseboards Sealed to studs, Air-Tight Can Lights, NO HVAC ductwork located in attic space
  • HVAC design determined by Manual J and Manual D calculation and all rooms pressure balanced
  • Insulated Exterior Headers and Insulated 3 Stud “California” Corners
  • R-50 Insulated Attic – 5″ of spray foam plus blown in fiberglass. Attic has raised heel truss to allow for more insulation at exterior walls.
  • R-21 Exterior Insulated Walls – Open Cell Spray Foam for complete air tight, maximum R value, sound deadening quality
  • All penetrations sealed with foam – All windows taped
  • R-11 Basement Walls in unfinished space.  Closed cell spray foam on foundation walls if finished space.
  • Band Joist sealed with spray foam. Sill plate sealed.
  • Insulation inspection by Third Party
  • All wall, ceiling, & electrical penetrations foamed tightly
  • Can lights air tight, bath fans sealed.
  • Zip System wall sheathing with built in Stormex – 30 year warranty
  • All exterior siding & soffit joints caulked with Bondaflex Pur 25 Polyurethane Sealant
  • ENERGY STAR is Independently tested and verified by 3rd Party Energy Star Tester
  • EPA’s Indoor airPlus Features Included in Base Price
  • Form-A-Drain – Interior and Exterior drain tile moisture control plus radon mitigation
  • Capillary break below basement concrete slab – 4″ gravel + 6mil Poly for radon & moisture
  • Ice Flashing membrane installed on all valleys and eaves
  • Sump pump installed in basement sump pit
  • Comprehensive Active Radon Mitigation System Installed – Basement Concrete caulked to foundation
  • 50 Gallon Power Vented Hot Water Heater and Power Vented Furnace
  • 3 year Termite Pre-treat Warranty
  • Wired in Smoke Detectors with battery backup
  • HVAC system verified dry, clean, & properly installed
  • 5″ Air filter box with Merv 11 filter
  • Programmable Honeywell IAQ Thermostat with humidity controls
  • Certified Carbon Monoxide Alarms installed in sleeping zone
  • Top of footings waterproofed prior to setting foundation walls on footings
  • Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) – Whole house Balanced Fresh Air intake provided to supply fresh filtered air to air returns and home
  • Kitchen Microwave exhaust fan vents to outdoors (not recirculating)
  • Common Garage walls air sealed prior to insulation
  • Home properly ventilated prior to occupancy
  • Includes Radon Test Kit
  • Home sealing package results in minimal pests and dust in home
  • Low formaldehyde wood products
  • Low VOC paints and finishes
  • Green Label carpet and cushion
  • Verified and Certified by Third-Party Indoor airPlus rater
  • Great for Allergies, Asthma, & healthy indoor air quality

Department of Energy – Zero Energy Ready Home – Included in Base Price

  • Must meet or exceed EPA Energy Star and Indoor airPlus – Third Party Verified
  • Advanced Hot Water Delivery System – “On demand” hot water circulation pump to deliver instant hot water to all faucet locations in the home.  Recirculates cold water to provide comfort and avoid waste.
  • Water saving features – EPA Water Sense rated faucets & high performance dual flush toilets
  • Advanced framing methods used to maximize insulation in the home.
  • Solar Ready – chase provided for future wiring of solar panels to mechanical room
  • Duct air distribution system is located completely within the homes Thermal boundary. No duct work in unconditioned space.
  • Doors, overhangs, ice barrier, flashing, waterproofing, drainage, grading, all designed for enhanced durability and reduced maintenance.
  • Performance tested Green, ENERGY STAR, Indoor airPlus, DOE’s Zero Energy Ready – design, installation & performance

Green Features – Included in Base Price

  • Efficient use of resources – Quality Materials, reduce job waste, advanced framint techniques
  • Doors, overhangs, ice barrier, flashing, waterproofing, drainage, grading, all designed for enhanced durability and reduced maintenance.
  • Recycled content building materials used where possible in Minor and Major building components.
  • Wood based products certified Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program (SFI)
  • Indoor Environmental Quality standards – pollutant control and moisture management
  • House must meet the highest energy efficient design and performance standards
  • Manufacturers of our major components are certified green in energy and waste usage
  • Performance tested Green, ENERGY STAR, Indoor airPlus, DOE’s Zero Energy Ready – design, installation & performance
  • Water saving features – EPA Water Sense rated faucets & High Performance Dual Flush Toilets
  • Detailed Owners Manual – includes photo documentation of home prior to drywall, info on home operation, maintenance, safety, & product manuals. Also includes all certification and testing documents.

Popular options homeowners ask about

  • Finished square footage in basement
  • Hard surface upgrades – tile/wood flooring, solid surface countertops, etc.
  • Birch, Knotty Alder, or Maple cabinets
  • Painted woodwork – base, casing, & 6 panel doors
  • Painted interior doors and trim
  • Plumbing fixture upgrades
  • Additional recess can packages
  • Decorative Iron balusters on railings
  • Under-cabinet or over-cabinet lighting in kitchen
  • Tile walk in shower in master
  • Surround sound or stereo pre-wire with volume controls
  • Custom shelving packages in closets
  • Taller vanity in master bath
  • Built in benches, cubbies, or drop zone in garage entry
  • Built in cabinetry or sink in laundry room
  • Heat Pumps & Geo-Thermal
  • Tankless water heater
  • 3rd car garage (or 4th car!), garage door openers, insulated garage ceiling
  • 9’ ceilings on main and upper level
  • Walk-out basement with cedar deck
  • Covered deck, patio or front porch
  • Brick or stone upgrades on front elevation
  • Daylight windows with wells
  • 30 or 50 year Architectural shingles
  • Sprinkler system
  • Landscaping packages
  • Add additional square footage to any Charles Thomas Homes plan
  • Anything else? Just ask!


* Option list shown above is not all-inclusive and is subject to change. Please contact the Charles Thomas Homes office for specific option questions and pricing.