Drain pipe/system installed to allow any water along the foundation to flow to the sump hole or a daylight drain. This reduces the possibility of water infiltration into your basement.
Our shingles carry a 30 year Warranty.
Provide more support for headers resulting in squarely installed and better operational doors.
Blocks are placed in corners to provide more area for nailing/ screwing wallboard thus reducing cracks in finished walls.
Recesses the tub or shower into the studs allowing the wallboard to extend straight down from the stud.
Used to reinforce OSB roof sheathing between the trusses to eliminate waves in the finished roof.
Ties the trusses together so they work as a family.
Drywall is glued and screwed to reduce possibility of nail pops. Ceiling fasteners are kept at least 12” away from intersecting walls preventing cracks and keeping truss lift to a minimum. Flextape is also used in angles of more than 90 degrees holding the angle better than mesh or paper tape.
Three, rather than two door hinges, reduce warping possibility of doors and allow better operation and closing.
Foam is installed around all openings such as pipes and wires. It hardens and prevents air infiltration resulting in lower utility costs.
Installed furnace, (verses temporary heat source), allows a steady 68 degree temperature which reduces bulging and shrinking in the drywall joints to reduce cracks in corners.
For a stronger and more level floor than standard 2 x 10 construction.
Low Emittance (Low-E) coating on windows reflects the heat while allowing natural light to pass through. Low-E windows help reduce energy consumption and block harmful UV light which can damage your skin, wood, fabrics and can cause colors to fade. With Low-E windows, your window treatments, flooring and furniture will last longer.
Insulated exterior doors help keep excessive cold and heat out of your home which keeps utility costs down.
High R-Value (r-21) insulation in our 2“ x 6“ framed walls provide greater energy efficiency and structural stability. The higher the R-value, the better your walls will resist the transfer of heat. Your family will be more comfortable and you'll have more peace-of-mind.
Keystone's house wrap is an additional layer of protection that keeps the framed walls from moisture and air infiltration.
“Super Seal“ is a method of sealing every single wood-to-wood joints in the shell of the home. This helps keep excessive drafts out.
A properly vented attic design allows the truss space to breathe and reduces heat buildup. We utilize a soffit vented system to let fresh air in, and a ridge vent that allows the heat to escape.
For a more comfortable basement, even in winter, we include r-11 insulation on the concrete walls in the basement.
Basement and crawl space floors are concrete with a vapor barrier and drainage system to prevent moisture accumulation and possible mold growth.
Like the walls, this high R-value ceiling (r-38) keeps you more comfortable all year round.
Ductwork joints and connectors are sealed to minimize air leakage.
Advanced framing techniques at exterior wall corners and intersecting interior walls allow for more insulation – meaning greater comfort for your family and more savings for you.
Necessary openings through the thermal envelope, such as wiring or piping, are fully sealed which helps prevent air infiltration. That means you will have more control over the temperature and humidity levels in your home.
Energy-efficient cooling system provides comfort during the hottest days of summer while lowering cooling costs.
Each home has a custom HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system designed to provide comfort to every room in the house during the hottest days of summer while lowering cooling costs. Better indoor air quality makes for a healthier home.
A programmable thermostat can be programmed to your family's schedule so you can reduce energy consumption when no one is home. It is estimated that you can save about 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills by simply turning your thermostat back 10 ° - 15° for eight hours.
Standard water heaters are at 90% efficiency so they provide plenty of hot water for less.
We are keeping our landfills as free as possible from construction waste by recycling our drywall waste in natural, innovative ways.
Engineered floor joists are pre-cut to length reducing waste that would end up in a landfill. These joists are also resistant to splitting and warping and reduce or eliminate squeaky floors.
With the same philosophy in mind as the drywall waste, our vinyl siding scrap is recycled as well.
The roof trusses are engineered and designed specifically for each home, so no jobsite waste is created.
A 20-year warranty against structural defects in material or workmanship which significantly affect the load bearing portions of your home.
Homebuyers meet with Keystone’s Builder prior to the start of building their new home.
Your Customer Relations Manager will conduct an orientation to familiarize you with the home’s features.
You will meet with your Builder when framing and mechanical rough-ins are complete as a quality control measure.