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Building Specifications

Building Specifications2019-02-08T20:30:05+00:00


Because design decisions have lasting implications, Zimmerman Homes thoughtfully provides an in house design/selection center to assist in coordinating everything from the tile in the master bath to the perfect front door from which to greet your guests. If there is a look in an architectural magazine that you like, or a photo that first inspired you to build your home, we are eager to hear and share your ideas. That’s what building trust and dreams is all about. With creativity and true value working hand in hand, Zimmerman Homes’ design staff is yet another example of the many personalized services provided for our special customers. At Zimmerman Homes, we want to custom build YOUR dream home, YOUR way. We specialize in building the following: Single Story Homes Two Story Homes Bi-Level Homes Superior quality construction is a trademark of every Zimmerman Home. Long known for superb execution, Zimmerman Homes has gained a reputation for excellence that other builders aspire to duplicate. Never complacent to rest on success, our trained specialists search out and deliver the finest materials and workmanship available today.

Specifications of the homes we build:

Builder Qualifications…

  • 25 years in residential home building
  • Over 2,000 homes built
  • Professional sales staff
  • Complete design and estimating department
  • On-site construction management team
  • One-year guarantee on all materials and workmanship

Construction Features…“Quality That Endures”

  • Excavation, backfilling, and spreading of topsoil
  • 9’ R-12 Superior Wall foundation with 15 year structural and waterproof warranty
  • Steel I-Beam in basement
  • Foundation drains with sump pump or daylight drain
  • 2” x 10” floor joists with T&G sub-flooring
  • 2” x 6” exterior walls 16” o.c. with 2 x 12 headers and 7/16” OSB sheathing
  • 2” x 4” interior walls 16” o.c.
  • Double top plates on all walls
  • Engineered roof trusses 24” o.c. with 5/8” OSB roof sheathing
  • On-site custom framing with hand and power nailing (no staples)

Exterior Finish…“Quality and Style Together”

  • Maintenance free exterior
  • Heartland vinyl siding by Provia – American Legend series
  • Prefinished seamless aluminum gutter and downspouts
  • Prefinished aluminum fascia and vinyl soffits
  • 30-year (limited lifetime warranty) architectural dimensional shingles
  • Steel insulated garage doors with raised panels including automatic openers
  • “Andersen” 200 Series, low-E double hung tilt windows with screens and grilles
  • “Therma-tru” insulated steel door entry system

Energy Efficiency…“The Standard You Seek”

  • Built to Energy Star requirement to say Built using better components
  • Sill sealer between foundation wall and sill plates
  • 6” (R-21) insulation in exterior walls
  • Blown (R-38) fiberglass insulation in ceiling
  • “Cobra” ridge vent system for efficient attic ventilation
  • Energy saving air infiltration housewrap
  • Polycell sealant package for sealing exterior plumbing and electrical penetrations
  • Air stopping caulk package
  • Insulated steel door entry system with vinyl weather stripping
  • Double glazed high performance 200 series tilt windows by “Andersen”
  • Every house to have a performance test to determine how efficient your home is compared to the local building standard

Interior Design…”The Finishing Touches”

  • Drywall ceiling and wall surfaces
  • Wallboard screwed on and glued
  • Complete interior and exterior painting
  • Hollow-core interior doors with various styles to choose from
  • Schlage round or lever style knobs in brushed nickel, brass, oil rubbed or aged bronze
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting and 8lb. padding
  • “Congoleum” vinyl kitchen and bathroom floors
  • Ceramic tile or “Bruce” oak hardwood in foyer (as per plan)
  • Colonial pine trim, carpeted stairs & oak posts and railing
  • Vinyl-coated steel rod ‘free-slide’ shelving by “Shulte”
  • Kitchen cabinets in oak, maple or hickory, rustic cherry, alder and pine with laminated countertops
  • Vanity cabinets in oak, maple or hickory,rustic cherry, alder and pine with cultured marble vanity tops
  • Full length vanity mirrors
  • Range hood ducted to exterior
  • “Moen” faucet allowance
  • Double bowl stainless steel sink
  • Garbage disposal
  • 10 Recessed lights
  • Four exterior soffit flood lights
  • Pre-wired with 2 phone and 6 TV outlets
  • Bedroom and living room ceiling fan/light hook-ups
  • Washer and dryer hook-up
  • 52 gallon quick recovery electric hot water heater
  • Two outside faucets and two electrical outlets
  • Common walls insulated and drywalled & ceiling in garage drywalled
  • Required direct wired smoke and CO2 detectors with battery back-up
  • 200 amp electrical service and circuit breakers
  • Front door chimes
  • Interior cleaning prior to move-in

Your Dream Home is Waiting

With our experienced designers on staff, you can select from one of our many exciting home plans, or custom design an original to incorporate your personal needs and priorities.

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