creative wallcovering, art, home decor
Wallpaper, Borders, Wall Art, Murals & Accessories
Unique Collections ~ Great Prices
Start Decorating Today!
Traditional, Modern, Childrens, Novelty, Vintage Repro Styles & Themes for Home Interiors & Commercial Environments.
Search:
*We Ship Internationally!*
Search by Color






Shop by Category
Wallpaper Books
Wallpaper Borders
Wallcoverings
Specialty Papers
Wall Accents
Wall Murals
Sale sale
Kids Rooms
Bath Accessories
Bedding
Decorating Themes
Handles & Pulls
Clocks
Fabric
Afghans & Throws
Lighting
Lightswitches
SALE
Wall Art, Signs & Decor
Wall Murals
Wallpaper & Borders
Home Decor
Bath Accessories
Kitchen Accessories
Designer Accessories
Fabric
Holiday
Knobs & Pulls
Lighting
Photo Frames
Rugs
Switchplates
Tabletop
Wall Art
Custom Framed
Framed Art
Framed Posters
All Weather Art
Stretched Canvas
Wall Decor
Chalkboards
Wall Signs
Clocks
Iron & Clay Art
Wall Tapestries
Windows
Decorative Rods
Valances
Window Film
Inspiration
Decorating Articles
Featured Collections
Newsletter
Need a Contractor?
How To..
Decorating Articles
Building a New Home-What to Discuss with your Builder

Asking the Right Questions Will Ensure You Get What You Want (ARA) - Building a new home takes a lot of time and effort, and your home purchase is probably the largest investment you’ll ever make. To protect your investment, you’ll want to ask your builder some pertinent questions before construction begins.

Homebuilders are generally honest, hard-working professionals dedicated to creating your dream house. But with the vast number of homes being built these days, it’s possible that a few details of your home can be overlooked. Demonstrating your knowledge of some of the finer points of homebuilding will ensure that proper attention is paid to every aspect of your new home.

“Think of your new home as an integrated system, where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” suggests Dan Miller, owner of Trendsetter Homes in Beaumont, Texas. “Be proactive and address important issues such as termite protection, energy efficiency and moisture control.”

Try asking informed questions, such as:

  • “What steps are you taking to ensure proper termite defense?”
  • “Will you build superior termite protection into the foundation of my home?”
  • “Will you use a house wrap around my home for greater insulation?”
  • “Are you going to use polyurethane foam to seal the windows and doors?”
  • “Are you going to run the bathroom vents outside of the house?”

An essential area that your builder could overlook is proper termite protection. Termites cause billions of dollars of damage each year, damage that isn’t covered by homeowners insurance. The best time to protect a home from termites is pre-construction, so it’s smart to have Impasse Termite Blocker installed before your home’s foundation is poured. Impasse “locks in” termiticide between durable polymer layers and targets gaps along pipes in the slab foundation, common termite entry points.

Building a new home is a large undertaking, but if you ask the right questions at the outset, you can avoid problems down the road and save money in the long run. Smart questions and smart product investments will maximize the long-term value of your home.

For more information, visit www.impasse.com or www.trendsettercustomhomes.com. Courtesy of ARA Content

Return to Decorating Articles

2000 Creative Wallcovering, Inc.- Development by Sebenza & ADS | Privacy/Security
1-800-342-6113 or 919-384-1994