What It Takes To Be a Home Builder
I recently read this article by Brandon Perkins,Oklahoma that hit home. It puts into words exactly what our industry goes through every day to build housing in America.
A home builder guides dozens of skilled artisans and professionals, including carpenters, architects, engineers, plumbers, electricians, painters and landscapers. The builder must understand all of the home’s complex systems and know enough about each contractor’s trade in order to coordinate this skilled team to build and sell a quality product.
Some home builders develop the land on which the homes are built. They look at a piece of land to determine whether it complies with zoning regulations, local planning laws and environmental restrictions, and whether it is suitable for development. The home builder studies the lot’s topography, searching for rock outcroppings, shallow depth bedrock, shallow groundwater, natural drainage sources and dense vegetation. Landscaping options and erosion control also have to be considered. Once a builder determines that a site is suitable for construction, they must navigate the permitting process.
Home Builders serve as liaisons with their communities and local government officials. They research and study local building codes to determine what can be built in a given location. Building codes govern building, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, electrical systems and fire safety.
SOLAR ENERGY “Mother Nature’s Perfect Gift”
Here are a few ways you can benefit from harnessing the power of the sun to provide FREE ENERGY for your home or business.
Would You Enjoy Having Lower Electric Bills?
Then, think SOLAR and install a solar water heating system.
Whether you want to improve the home you live in, or you are building a new home, you can take advantage of the benefits and savings that solar utilization provides.
Installing a solar water h eating system will provide your family with a fantastic financial return. In an effort to encourage America to take advantage of the Sun’s FREE ENERGY, our government is providing a federal solar tax credit of 30% of your installed system’s cost.
Add these incentives to reduced monthly utility costs and it is easy to see why solar water heating is one of Florida’s most popular home improvements!
DOING YOUR PART FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Since solar doesn’t require mining, transporting, or burning of fossil fuels, you will be reducing the emissions of harmful pollutants into the air. We all need to be “good stewards of the land” and a solar water heating system is a high return investment that makes perfect sense.
June 1st is the start of the hurricane season each year. The nation’s top meteorologists are predict every year how many named storms they anticipate.
Is everyone prepared? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predict that a percentage of these hurricanes could be major storms. This year oceanic and atmospheric conditions in the Atlantic basin are expected to produce more and stronger hurricanes. Now is the time to put a plan into action for your family and your business.