With temperatures dropping and flurries in the forecast Estes Custom Builders thought it would be a great time to discuss home building in Maine, during the winter months. We wanted to break 3 popular myths around constructing a new home during the winter! There are some serious perks about deciding to build at this time. New technologies, building methods and products now allow new home builders to effectively build throughout the winter months. Continue reading “Winter Home Building In Maine” »
When you think about heating your home, do oil or radiators come to mind? Your home can easily be green or more “eco friendly”, saving you hundreds of dollars per year and saving the environment at the same time! Take a look at these three green options, which are easily becoming the most popular ways to heat your home.
Radiant Floor Heat
Radiant Floor Heat is an option that many people don’t know about. For those that do know, using radiant floor heat can be great if you want to keep your feet toasty all winter. Unlike oil, radiant floor heat is designed to bring the heat up. You’ll no longer have to worry about your feet being freezing, while your head is overheating, because radiant heat is designed to rise. All parts of you are warm at the same time. And unlike noisy radiators, you’ll be able to forget you have a heat source going because it’s quiet, allowing you to enjoy the peace and comfort of your home in silence. Although radiant heating can initially be expensive to install, especially if you don’t have pre-existing floor tubes, it pays for itself with a thirty percent decrease in energy costs. Continue reading “3 Greener Options For Heating Your New Home” »
They say that home is where the heart is, but it always takes some time and effort to turn your new house into your family’s home. Chances are, after you’ve spent the money on your new house there isn’t a lot left over to add the personal details that will make your home and yard feel like it’s truly your own. Don’t fret, with a little creativity and these helpful tips you’ll be feeling at home in no time!
This is where Green Home Design begins. You must work with your contract home builder to examine the geography of your parcel of land. High plateau property sites require vastly different considerations than low lying water aggregate sites. Think retaining walls versus drainage ditches or living on a hill versus living in a bowl.
During these uneasy economic times, especially for Maine homeowners, silver linings can be hard to come by. Fortunately, Estes Custom Builders understands the plight of first time homebuyers and offers them considerable shelter from the storm — 100% financing shelter that is.
With RE/MAX reporting a “stabilization in median home prices,” it looks like 2012’s spring/summer season is turning out to be an ideal time to build for first time Maine homeowners. Maine’s Rural Development Program helps first time homebuyers qualify for 100% financing and Estes Custom Builders has taken notice.
Continue reading “Estes Reports Ideal Conditions for New Home Construction in Maine this 2012 Spring/Summer Season” »
Let’s face it, building a custom home is a big deal and hiring the best home builder for the job is an even bigger deal. The time and energy that goes into visualizing the right foundation for you and your family is consuming and at times can be very stressful. Finishing on budget and on time is no easy feat either. You have to ask yourself some tough questions when you’re looking to hire a custom home builder: who can you trust and who do you feel comfortable and “at home” with? You could spend a great deal of time, searching for someone who not only sees the visions and the desires that you hold, but who can also create and deliver those visions and desires. Sit back and relax- we’re here to help, and that’s why we’ve come up with the following four tips for hiring the best home builder in Maine.
Finding the right home builder who can transform your visions into reality is not an easy job. Endless searches, multiple referrals and several phone calls can all lead you right back to where you started. How do you find the right custom builder for your home building needs? When searching for the right Maine home builder, you want to consider several different things:
· What characteristics does the right home builder have?
· Who is a home builder that I can trust?
· How do I find a home builder who will make me feel comfortable and at ease with the process?
· Where do I go to find out more information on a home builder that I’m considering?
Know What You Don’t Know
Picking the right contractor is the most important step in any home construction or remodeling project. Few things are more frustrating than trusting a contractor to complete a home build or renovation, only to find out later that the work was not done correctly.
On the other hand, nothing feels better than coming back to the home of your dreams. The best way to ensure your experience is a pleasant one is to educate yourself as to how the process should go. No one want’s to be overcharged, have work left unfinished or deal with poor quality; not to mention messy work areas or legal problems. Below are some helpful tips to help you find the best Maine Home Building Contractor:
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