Tall Grass Estates community members enjoy a variety of standard features in their homes including dining rooms with crown molding and chair rails.

Home Reliability and Energy Efficiency Features

  • The Thermal Enclosure of the home
    • Home is tightly sealed to reduce leaks and drafts
    • Thermal bridging across wall spaces is minimized
    • Correct levels of insulation are selected to provide continuous whole-house comfort levels
    • Insulation is correctly installed and graded, ensuring proper performance
  • The Complete Heating and Cooling Systems
    • Heating and cooling equipment is sized and installed correctly to maximize comfort and performance
    • Ductwork is accurately sealed to reduce air leakage
    • Air is filtered properly and is exhausted from the home
  • Water Management System
    • Water is directed off the roof, down the walls and away from the foundation
    • Your home is built with moisture-resistant barriers to prevent water damage
    • Building materials are protected during the construction to minimize the possibility of mold
  • Energy-Efficient Lighting and Appliances

EPA created Indoor airPLUS to help builders meet the growing consumer preference for homes with improved indoor air quality. All of our building materials and finish products are low-VOC and our carpet is CRI-approved for improved indoor air quality standards.

HERS Index

Every home is rated with the HERS Index, the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance.

 

Exterior

  • Foundation – 8′ poured concrete foundation walls with one egress window standard
  • Foundation Waterproofing – Walls are waterproofed on exterior to finished grade
  • Both interior and exterior drainage systems are used that discharge into an interior sump pump
  • Sentricon Termite Treatment – A protective ring of Sentricon stations around your home eliminates attacking termites and protects against the threat of future attack. Your Certified Sentricon Specialist will expertly install and service Sentricon for one year.
  • Porches – All front porches are poured concrete with a light broom finish. Screened-in porches and decks are finished with a T&G low-maintenance product called GeoDeck, which is Made in USA.
  • Siding – Vinyl siding and low-maintenance features offered on a variety of exterior elevations with professionally designed and coordinated color schemes
  • Garage Doors – Wayne Dalton carriage house-style doors with a garage door opener
  • Hose Bibs – Two frost-free hose bibs located on the front and rear of home
  • Roof Shingles – CertainTeed 30-year architectural roof shingles
  • Lawn – Sodded lawn with professionally designed landscaping package
  • Asphalt driveways, custom exterior lighting and standard brick water table
  • Gutters – White aluminum 5″ K-style gutters with 2″x3″ downspouts with green splash blocks

Home Structure

  • Exterior Walls – We employ advanced framing techniques including:
    • 2×6 wall construction at 24″ on center
    • Insulated corners of exterior walls
    • Insulated window and door headers
    • Fully insulated intersections of interior/exterior walls
  • Limited framing members at windows and door opening
  • Floor System – Engineered Weyerhaeuser wood truss joists system professionally designed per plan. Engineered ¾” Weyerhaeuser Edge Gold tongue and groove sub-flooring, which is “glued and screwed” to the floor joist system to prevent floor pops. All glues are low-VOC.
  • Roof Trusses – Professionally engineered roof trusses
  • Interior Walls – Interior walls are built using 2×4 studs spaced 24″ on center

HVAC

  • 15 SEER Carrier heat pump
  • Multiple zones, depending on size of home and house type
  • Programmable thermostats
  • MERV 8 air filters for improved indoor air quality
  • Broan Smart Sense bath fan to improve indoor air quality by exhausting stale indoor air

Insulation and Air Sealing

  • Comprehensive, multi-stage air sealing methods are employed
  • TYPAR Weather Protection System for assured long-term prevention of moisture infiltration
  • Exterior Walls – R-24 blown-in blanket or “BIB” insulation
  • Attic Area – R-50 blown insulation where possible, R-38 in sloped ceiling locations
  • Crawl Space/Basement – R-11 vinyl-faced insulation on foundation walls

Interior Design

Whole House

  • 9′ first-floor ceilings, 8′ second-floor ceilings
  • Elegant entry foyer with hardwood floors
  • Powder Room with hardwood floors – per plan
  • Pre-finished oak handrails with white balusters
  • Decorative trim and molding package
  • Switched ceiling fan pre-wires in four locations of your choice
  • Four cable and telephone pre-wires – per plan
  • Six-panel, smooth Masonite interior doors with brushed nickel hinges
  • Levered, brushed-nickel door handles
  • Washer and dryer connections
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Kitchen

  • 42″ birch wall cabinets
  • Laminate countertops with single-bowl sink and side veggie sink
  • GE® appliances
    • 22 cu. ft. refrigerator
    • Dishwasher
    • Electric smooth-top range
    • Microwave
  • Designer island per plan
  • Large kitchen pantry

Bathrooms

  • Master suite Kohler soaking tub – per plan
  • Master suite oversized shower with clear glass surround
  • Cultured marble vanity top
  • Designer Kohler faucets and elongated toilets
  • Pedestal sink in powder room – per plan
  • Broan QT Series, ultra-quiet bath fans
  • Recessed light above all tubs and showers

Flooring

  • Ceramic Floors and Walls – 8×8 Daltile floor tile with 6×6 Daltile wall tile in all bathrooms
  • Hardwood – Shaw hardwood in Foyer and Powder Room – per plan
  • Vinyl Flooring – Mannington vinyl used in Kitchen, Breakfast Room, Laundry Room, and Utility Room
  • Carpet – Shaw CRI Green Label Plus certified carpeting available in Dining Room, Living Room, Family Room, and all bedrooms

Interior Design: Quality Assurance

  • 10-Year RWC warranty
  • Two home orientations prior to settlement
  • Indoor airPLUS verification compliance sticker in electrical panel
  • Third party energy inspection and verification

In-Home Service

  • 30-day post-settlement service
  • 11-month post-settlement service

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