why deer valley
Certain building materials distinguish builders and quality features. Without question, Deer Valley Homebuilders' base standards exceed the competition. Below lists the primary standard features in each Deer Valley Home. If you and your family want the best”HEAVY BUILT ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME,” this is it!
“HEAVY BUILT HOMES”
- 2x6 Exterior Walls 16” on center with 11-19-30 Insulation–Thermal Zone III construction Top and Bottom Plates are 2 x 6. Compare to 2 x 4 exterior wall construction with either 2 x 4 or 1 x 4 top/bottom plates. To equate to the amount of lumber surrounding an average size standard Deer Valley Home, many manufacturers would have to add as many as 125 2 x 4 studs. 2 x 6 exterior walls have 3-4 times the load bearing capacity of 2 x 4 construction. 2 x 6 exterior walls also allow for much heavier insulation.
- All of our homes have a minimum of 11-19-30 insulation that qualifies for the most stringent Thermal Zone III requirements. Most manufacturers in our area begin with less insulation and charge for Thermal Zone II and III.
- Double 2 x Studded Headers above doors and windows vs. single stud design. This measure prevents sagging, contributing to greater structural integrity.
- 7/16”s Tech Shield Radiant Heat Barrier Roof Decking (lessens attic heat thereby increasing shingle life.) Energy cost savings are realized.
- Energy Star Availability - All homes built to reduce energy costs.
- 2 x 8 floor joists 16” on center – double sidewall and marriage wall rails. Compare to 2 x 8 floor joists 24” on center or 2 x 6 floor joists 16” on center.
- Perimeter rails are doubled on sidewalls and marriage walls to provide much greater structural support.
- 2 x 4 Interior Walls – Compare to 1 x 4 or 2 x3 interior walls.
- 23/32” OSB floor decking (plywood optional) vs. NovaDeck or Cresdeck or 5/8ths OSB.
- Continuous Ridge Beam vs. a span beam. Each Deer Valley Home has a 24” double/triple ply continuous plywood ridge beam from end to end. Many manufacturers use a continuous beam only over the open spans in their homes. This provides much greater structural support.
- OSB Wrap/Sheathing with Whole House Wrap Moisture Barrier vs. Black Board/Foam Board or a Lesser Substrate. OSB seams are minimized and covered with full house wrap.
- 40/40 Breaker Panel with 12-2 minimum wire circuits. Compare to much smaller panel electrical panels with much less capacity and 14-2 lighter gauge wire.
- ½” Finished Sheetrock Throughout Home vs. Partial finished drywall or vinyl on gypsum. Typical thickness of vinyl on gypsum is 3/8” or less. Thicker sheetrock is less likely to break/crack and has a greater firewall rating. Using ½” finished sheetrock with Sherwin Williams’ Quality Paint allows for décor change over a lifetime
- Hand Laid 16” Nafco Floor tile in Kitchens, Baths, & Utility – 20-year warranty vs. roll goods. Tears and floor discolorations are eliminated. The average cost of the NAFCO Permastone at your local retail floor store will range between $5 and $7 per square foot. The thickness is .125 gauge vs. a typical import that is .080 gauge. Ours is over 1 ½ times as thick.
- Kith KCMA Certified Cabinets vs. factory built. DCI cabinets have ¾” adjustable overhead shelves and a ½ shelf in the base cabinet. This allows your customer to customize kitchen storage and enables the ability to place large items upright in the front area of the base cabinets. We buy them from professional cabinet makers and simply install them. Compare these to non KCMA certified cabinets built in manufactured housing facilities. Drawer over Door Cabinet Construction with Lazy Susan (per print) vs. individual doors and drawer stacks. Metal roller guides are standard vs. plastic.
- Deluxe Croft Low E III 5527 Glass Thermal Pane Windows with Residential Grid Pattern – lifetime warranty vs. a variety of window offerings from single pane to various thermal pane offerings.
- Fiberglass Tubs and Showers (bone colored) Through out Home. Deer Valley uses a 48” master bath shower and a 60” hall bathtub/shower combination. China Lavatories (bone colored) in Baths with Overflow Spill Drains Bronze Bath Faucets and Shower Door in Baths
- Rolled Ogee Edge Countertops in Kitchens and Baths. Deer Valley uses post form thickness on their countertops vs. a vertical grade by many other manufacturers. Rolled edge countertops are the choice countertop for water protection and low maintenance.
- 8’ Residential Ceilings with Large Linen Crown Molding Throughout (9’ optional) Perimeter Floor Registers. The perimeter heat system in a Deer Valley is truly an efficient full perimeter system using manual J calculations for superior air balance and flow.
- 36 x 80 Vinyl Clad Dunbarton 6 Panel Steel Front Door with Full View Storm. Both our front and rear doors are 3680 vinyl clad steel with deadbolt locks for increased security. Compare this to wood jamb doors where maintenance is absolutely necessary.
- Large Profile Linen Baseboards and Door Facing Throughout Home
- 40 Gallon Double Element Electric Sandhog Water Heater
- 10” Residential Eaves with a 7 1/4” fiber cement fascia board. Many manufacturers have 6” eaves with a 5” metal or Hardboard Fascia. Our eaves are vented all the way around for better up flow air intake, improving roof cavity ventilation and extending shingle life.
- Tortoise Stained Tea Glass Light Fixtures – Bedroom lights are all two bulb fixtures completely enclosed with Glass. This prevents shadowing/ceiling reflection vs. lesser-used fixtures. Walk in closets are lighted and switched.
- Deer Valley homes also are wired and braced for ceiling fans in living rooms, family rooms and all bedrooms standard.
- 6 Panel Mortised Interior Doors with Oil Rubbed Bronze Levered Door Handles
Deer Valley Homebuilders invites our dealers and your homebuyers to compare. Your customers will be hard pressed to find the value offered to them with our homes for their money. Deer Valley is proud to offer, what we believe, is the best built and best buy in the new home market. SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. “HEAVY BUILT, FOR LIFE”