Home Energy Efficiency – Everything You Need for an Efficient Home in 2020

How much do you enjoy paying your monthly utility bill? Probably not much at all! Thankfully, as technology and construction methods keep improving, new homes are becoming more energy efficient, and existing homes are receiving efficient upgrades. In the United States, one of the leading agencies for home energy efficiency is the Energy Star Program. […]…

Are your energy bills going through the roof?

Building or remodeling a house can feel like an overwhelming task at times. We get it. There’s a number of factors to consider. Unfortunately, attic ventilation rarely makes the cut as a high priority item on anyone’s list. Let’s cover some reasons why addressing your home’s attic ventilation is basically a no brainer. Roofs are […]…

Ditch Your Incandescent Bulbs for Home LED Lighting 4

It’s hard to change. Innovations in technology often lead to resistance among shoppers, where long-formed habits are concerned. The notion of paying extra for a light bulb can also be a deterrent, but over the course of the lifespan of an LED bulb, mixed with the number of bulbs in your home, making the switch […]…

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Designing Your Own Home

Owning your own home in the United States has always been part of living the American Dream, and the trend does not look like it will change anytime soon. In fact, in a recent analysis by Nerd Wallet, 32% of Americans said they plan to purchase a home in the next five years, and 15% […]…

James Hardie® Products Prove to be Tougher than the Elements

The last thing you need is anxiety about how your siding is performing. Reliability is crucial. That's why Design Tech Homes chooses James Hardie siding and trim. James Hardie® products grace the sides of more than 8 million homes across North America. They've won over the press, the remodeling industry, and most importantly, our customers, with the beauty and durability of our products. Whether your dream house is a classic Colonial, ladylike Victorian or handsome Craftsman, their diverse and detailed siding options allow builders to create a historically accurate, architecturally correct and flat-…

Energy Efficiency Made Easier with Radiant Barrier

Radiant Heat And Your Design Tech Home When the sun beats down on your home, heat builds up in the roofing materials. Some of this heat is transferred into your attic and eventually reaches your indoor living areas. This type of heat transfer, known as "radiant heat," is as natural as the seasons. But it can create temperature variations inside your home and cause your cooling system to work harder. That's a heavy price to pay in lost comfort and wasted energy dollars. What Is A Radiant Barrier?
A radiant barrier is a layer of reflective material installed in a home to redirect the radiant heat cre…

Free Construction Financing Seminar Sept 8th

Your First Step in Building Your Home FREE CONSTRUCTION FINANCING SEMINAR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 10 AM - NOON COLONIAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE AT MAINSTREET AMERICA 18750 I-45 NORTH, SPRING, TX 77373 There's no better start than a crash course at our free, no-obligation seminar. We'll have experts in attendance to cover any questions you have — starting with down payment options all the way to move-in. It might sound intimidating, but we will walk you through every step of the process. You'll feel like a home construction financing pro in no time. We'll show you every step including: Low-down-payment loan…

8 TIPS FOR BUILDING HURRICANE SAFE HOMES

Homes are a place of safety, security, and refuge. The place where we can come after a long day and relax. There's a big problem then when outside elements like hurricanes mess with our homes. In those moments it is easy to feel panicked. After all our homes are our safe places. Because hurricanes seem to only be intensifying in their severity it is important to ensure that your home is safe before a hurricane is on the radar. Here are eight ways to ensure that your home, at a foundational level, is prepared for the next big storm. 1. ROOF WITH INTENTION To protect your property both from water damage and…

Houston Remodeling from a Trusted Name

From home additions and expansions to high-end kitchen remodels and luxury bath renovations, DTH Restoration & Remodeling can create custom spaces that reflect each homeowner's unique style and functional demands. Developed as a natural extension to our custom home building business, DTH Restoration & Remodeling is professionally staffed in Houston to make the design and construction of your remodeling project go as smooth and seamless as possible. Our Kitchen Expansion Project The floor plans below show the BEFORE and AFTER layouts of a recent client whose goal was to increase their kitchen's…

Design Tech Homes Uses CERTAINTEED’S STREAKFIGHTER® Algae-Resistant Technology

Take a look around at the roofs in your neighborhood. Are there dark streaks or discolored patches on the shingles? It's not dirt–it's staining from airborne algae. Commonly (but incorrectly) called fungus or mold, algae is a common eyesore on roofing throughout North America. Design Tech Homes has teamed up with CertainTeed to provide the best solution for this unsightly problem by installing StreakFighter® algae-resistant shingles. UNDERSTANDING ALGAE STREAKING
Standard roof shingles are quite susceptible to the unsightly black staining, smears, blotches, and streaks caused by algae spore…