6 Reasons Energy Efficient Windows Will Save You Money

When building your new dream home, it’s easy to overlook the importance of investing in the right windows. There are so many decisions to make, after all!  Here are six reasons why it’s a win-win to install energy-star efficient windows in your home: Reduced Condensation- These styles of vinyl, double-pane windows utilize Low-E glass. This…

Vapor Barriers: Your Invisible Line Of Defense Against Moisture

You deserve to have a dream home that’s built to last. This place, after all, will serve as the main ingredient for some of your favorite memories with loved ones and friends. At Design Tech Homes, we construct your house so that it’s shielded from the elements. Even though you’ll never see it on a…

1 Simple Tip To Protect Against Lightning

If you are preparing to build that new dream home, let’s make sure you are protected against lightning strikes. The last thing anyone building a new house wants is to overlook an easy opportunity to further care for their new place and the loved ones living in it.  With all of the homes we build,…

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 (& Building) 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…

Energy Efficiency Made Easier with Radiant Barrier 16

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…