High-Quality Home Features
At True Built Home, we believe that using the best building materials and quality fixtures and finishes really make the home something that you want to live in for the long term. Our pricing includes tons of high-quality and energy-efficient standard features – for no additional cost.
Our homes are built with high-performance, energy-efficient triple-paned Low-E (0.25 U-value) windows to save you money on your heating and cooling bills. The lower the U-value, the greater a window’s resistance to heat flow and the better its insulating properties. Windows featuring a Low-E coating allow the sunlight and heat to pass through the insulating glass, but at the same time, reflect radiant heat. Because a Low-E coating reflects radiant heat waves, it helps keep your home warmer in the winter by trapping radiant heat and cooler in the summer by blocking it from your home.
High-Quality Granite Countertops
Our homes include high-quality 3 cm granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms. Three centimeters is the preferred thickness for granite countertops, as it offers the most strength, durability, and can be directly installed on top of the cabinets without the need for additional plywood support. Other builders may use thinner 2 cm granite that will require additional supports for any overhangs and edges to maintain the same durability of the same size cut of a 3-centimeter stone. We offer a variety of choices, as well as available upgrades to quartz.
Top-Rated Roof Shingles
Our architectural roof shingles feature a limited lifetime warranty. Our shingles will not only protect your most valuable asset but also beautify your home for years to come. Featuring "high definition" color blends and an enhanced shadow effect for a genuine wood-shake look. These shingles minimize the use of natural resources while providing superior protection for your home. We also install our shingles with a ridge vent, which increases energy efficiency and will prolong the life of your roof.
Long-Lasting Lap Siding
Whole-house Cemplank® lap siding is an attractive and more durable alternative to vinyl and wood-based siding. The cedar grain texture of Cemplank lap siding provides a wood appearance with proven fiber cement performance. Cemplank lap siding comes with a 25 year limited product warranty including non-prorated coverage for the first 10 years. Cemplank is resistant to termite damage, durable, non-combustible, and moisture-resistant, plus it comes with a 25-Year Limited Warranty. Cemplank lap siding is primed and ready for you to paint in the color of your choice to enhance the beauty of your home
Raised-heel trusses, also known as energy-heel trusses, deliver cost-effective energy performance. Raising the truss higher has two big advantages: it greatly simplifies attic ventilation, and it leaves ample room for insulation above exterior wall top plates. Framing with raised-heel trusses improves structural and energy performance and offers many beneficial savings.
Quality Wood Framing
We use higher-quality Douglas Fir and mixed-species wood framing instead of the cheaper pine lumber that many homebuilders use in their homes. Douglas Fir is known for its structural strength - it has tight, close grain lines, whereas Pine has broad grain lines that wander, making it far weaker than fir. The soft wood between the grain lines shrinks and expands, making the wood cup or twist. For stability and strength, fir is much less prone to warping or twisting, and much stronger than pine.
We use R-49 insulation in the ceilings to maximize your energy savings. This results in better ventilation within your attic space. For the crawl space and floor, we use R-38 and R-21 for the walls. Utilizing advanced framing and insulation techniques, we insulate headers at exterior doors and windows and then caulk and Poly Seal around doors, windows, and exterior wall penetrations which increases your home's energy efficiency, and saves you money.
Heat Pump Water Heaters are much more efficient than conventional water heaters delivering the same heat for a small percentage of the cost. Water heating can take up 1/4th of your energy usage.
In Washington, we use an upgraded NEEA Tier 1 & 3 Rheem Hybrid Water Heater - one of the most efficient Hybrid water heaters available. You may be able to take advantage of a federal tax credit and local utility rebates. Plus, it's up to 4x as efficient as a standard electric water heater for energy savings of up to $480 per year. In other areas, we use a 0.95 Efficient Electric Water Heater in our homes.
Homes over 1,500 sq. ft. also get a High-Efficiency Furnace And Heat Pump Package (Upgraded Heat Pump w/ 11 HSPF In WA).
We feature high-quality, Low Flow Moen Faucets and Showerheads with True Ceramic Inserts, which meet EPA WaterSense® criteria to conserve water without sacrificing performance.
Our kitchens feature a deep 8″ stainless steel Moen sink with an elegant and sturdy Moen pull-out faucet in different finishes. These faucets offer an aerated stream for everyday cleaning and a powerful rinse for heavy-duty cleaning. Moen faucets also feature an excellent warranty.
We use Mohawk Flooring products. In the Kitchen, Bathrooms, Entry, Main Floor Hallways and Utility Room, we use Mohawk High-Quality Luxury Vinyl flooring. In the Living Room, Family Room, Dining Room, Bedrooms, Hallways, and Stairways (if applicable), we install Mohawk Kuhlman Crossing Carpet featuring a Lifetime stain resistance and 10-year coverage for abrasive wear, texture retention, soil resistance, and manufacturing defects. Plus, we install an 8 lb. Carpet Pad (most other Builders only use a 6 lb. pad).
We install Aristokraft birch or oak cabinets as our standard, in a variety of colors. This includes 36″ Base cabinets with European Sunken Hinges and 30″ Upper cabinets (other upgrades available). Our Kitchen cabinets also include Soft-Close doors and drawers.
We Use High-Quality Building Materials
Standard Feature Highlights
- Full House Foundation Included
- Triple Pane Windows
- 5/12 Roof Pitch (On Most Plans)
- Architectural Roof Shingles with Ridge Vent – Lifetime Ltd. Warranty
- Enclosed And Vented Soffits
- Raised Heel (Energy) Trusses Click Here to Learn More
- High-Quality 3 cm Granite Countertops
- 36″ Base Cabinets w/ European Sunken Hinges
- Soft-Close Doors And Drawers In Kitchen
- Aristokraft Cabinets in Birch (8 Stain Options) or Oak (5 Stain Options) – 36″ Base Cabinets with European Sunken Hinges
- 3×6″ Backsplash Tile In Different Color Options
- Deep 8″ Stainless Steel Moen Sink With Elegant And Sturdy Moen Pull-Out Faucet
- Hardie Simulated Cedar Shake On Front Gables
- Hardie Cemplank Cement Lap Siding
- Vaulted Ceilings On All Single-Story Homes
- Mohawk High-Quality Luxury Vinyl Flooring In Kitchen, Bathrooms, Entry, Main Floor Hallways, And Utility Room
- 8 lb Carpet Pad
- “Front And Formal” Area Interior Window Sills
- Single-Head Ductless Split-System On All Homes Under 1,500 sq. ft.
- High-Efficiency Furnace And Heat Pump Package On Homes Over 1,500 sq. ft. (Upgraded Heat Pump w/ 11 HSPF In WA)
- Electric 0.95 Efficient Water Heater On All Homes (Upgraded NEEA Tier 1 & 3 Hybrid WH In WA)
- Garage Door Opener And Man Door Included
- Insulate And Drywall Entire Garage (Standard Attached Garages)