When beginning the construction of your new custom home, you shouldn’t simply think about how beautiful the home will look, but how well it is constructed and if it meets certain standards. Your building envelope is extremely important.

Having a builder who cares about the integrity of your home as much as you do is also very important. So ensuring your building envelope comes with more than just four walls and a roof means you should be working with a custom home builder that exceeds the minimum standards.

Our Building Envelope

At Design Tech Homes, our building envelope for each home far exceeds those of our competition. It ranges from high-efficiency insulation, ENERGY STAR air conditioning and heating systems, ENERGY STAR appliances, high-efficiency hot water heating, water conservation methods, and moisture control.

Don’t let your home be built with below grade systems that manipulate and ultimately become a detriment to your foundation. Our homes are built according to the ENERGY STAR system, but often go above and beyond those standards. The best way for us to ensure this is the case for every one of our homes is by utilizing the Guardian Certified Inspection Program.


This third-party inspection program requires that every home we build is inspected numerous times throughout the building process. Yes, the inspections create a delay when building, but it ensures us and the customer that every aspect of the home–electricity, plumbing, framing, foundation, etc.–is done correctly. The last thing a new homeowner needs to deal with is worry about the structural integrity of their home, as well as the integrity of their home builder.

Purchasing your new custom home should be an enjoyable experience and not one of double and triple-checking everything a builder is doing. Home building is about trust and if there is room for distrust, then this means it is time to move to a new builder.

Before making a decision on your new custom home builder, take the time to view all that comes standard with our building envelopes.