Roofs

The roof protects your home from outside elements and impacts your home’s energy efficiency and durability.

Siding

Siding is the outer covering or cladding of a house meant to shed water and protect from the effects of weather. It is also a key element in the aesthetic beauty of the structure. (Wikipedia)


 

 

Floor Framing

When a home is built with an elevated foundation, the first floor is exposed to the outdoors and must be insulated, water-proof and air-tight. Structural floor framing ties the floor to the elevated foundation, supports the walls and protects the home from outside elements.

Exterior Walls

Exterior walls give shape to a home, provide structural support and protect the home from outside elements. Exterior walls are an essential factor in insulating the home and keeping out moisture, mold and more.

Elevation

Elevation is the height to which a home is raised, a term used to identify specific heights relative to a baseline point on the Z-AxisOne coordinate in a 3D coordinate system where the X and the Y axis represent the horizontal coordinates and the Z-axis represents the vertical coordinates.. Make It Right uses Elevation points to identify Total Height of BuildingTotal Height of Building is measured from grade to the highest point of the roof. This is an important dimension in areas with code limitations on height., Ceiling HeightCeiling height is typically measured from subfloor to underside of drywall., Base Flood ElevationLevel of floodwater expected to occur once in a hundred years. and Sub Floor LevelThe sub floor level is measured from the top of the plywood on floor joists or from the top of a slab..

Foundation

The foundation is where your home meets the earth. Foundations can be made of concrete, brick, stone, steel or wood.

Advanced Framing

Home construction techniques designed to reduce the amount of lumber used and waste generated in the construction of a wood-framed house. Advanced framing techniques improve a home’s energy efficiency and create a structurally sound home with lower material and labor costs than a conventional frame house. Additional construction cost savings result from reduced waste disposal, which also helps the environment. Advanced framing actually replaces lumber with insulation material to maximize the wall area that’s insulated, which improves the whole-wall thermal resistance or R-value. (Yudelson)


 

 

Interior Walls

Interior walls are the walls inside a home or building. They can be Free StandingA wall that is not dependent on other structures or walls. or Load-BearingWalls that carry the weight of the structure. They may support roofs, floors and interior walls.. Interior walls form the partitions that create rooms or spaces inside of a building. They can also help support the overall structure.

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