HOME BUILDER SECRETS | What they don’t want you to know or tell you!

HOME BUILDER SECRETS | What they don’t want you to know or tell you!

September 16, 2019 2 By Kody Olson


homebuilders are lying to you and here’s
some of the biggest secrets that they’re not telling you Dan Nagy here from Emmett Leo Homes your
insider into the luxury home building industry quick reminder before we get
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building okay so we all know that there are industry secrets so I want to let
you know some of the biggest things that builders are not telling you number one
there is no such thing as an upgrade on a custom home an upgrade is moving up
from a standard which is funny because in a custom home there is no standard
it’s a one-of-a-kind home that you design one of the funny things that I
hear about is a contract or a builder that is charging people an upgrade
charge before they even start that doesn’t make sense the only thing a true
custom builder should be charging for has any fees that are incurred after the
build has started based on the type of contract that you’re signing with your
custom builder there really should be no upgrade charges prior to signing your
contract number two spray foam is not always the best option so a lot of
luxury builders will use more expensive products or products that are seen as
better just because they’re more expensive doesn’t mean that they’re you
being used in the right application or the best for that application so when we
look at spray foam a lot of high-end builders will tell you that it’s the
best product for every insulation application the installation of a
product matters spray foam installed improperly is dangerous it’s actually
proven that spray foam installed over a large wall does not work as well as it
does in other applications number three track builders make their biggest
margins off of their customers in change orders and
grades so if you think about it track builders really have their plans down to
a tee they know their cost down to the penny so whenever they sign up a home
they they know that they’re gonna make the bare minimum now where they make
their biggest amount of money or their biggest margins off of their clients is
when the client changes their mind they are just praying that you change your
mind number four the key to efficiency in a home is air barrier not specialty
products so where I build and up here in Canada it gets really cold during the
winter one of the most important things is keeping the cold air out and keeping
the warm air in where a lot of the issues come up with these products is
the improper installation and not making sure that the Installer understands
exactly what he’s doing so when you look at a section drawing of a home you
should be able to take a pencil put it down on the foundation right at the
lowest point and draw your air barrier all the way up around the house all the
way to the other side this ensures that your air barrier never has a spot for
air to get out now your air barrier is either gonna be some form of C GSB vapor
barrier it’s like that clear plastic that we talked about earlier or spray
foam or another product that prevents air movement across a membrane once
installed a worthwhile expense is a blower door test to ensure that the air
barrier is installed properly before you put your drywall up number
five you do not need a realtor to build a home this is a lie this is a lie
created by Realtors and their associations to make you think that you
have to use them now 20% of Realtors out there are phenomenal and worth their
weight in gold and can help you and guide you through the
process if you don’t know what you’re doing but when you think about it you do
not need their forms you don’t need their certifications and really it’s
just something that a lot of people think that you have to have when doing a
real estate transaction that’s false you can buy a house on a napkin at Starbucks
if it has the appropriate stuff on it so there you have it there’s some of the
secrets that are generally kept from the public from home builders that they
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