Home Features

Luxury is Our Standard

At True Built Home, we believe that using the best building materials and quality features, fixtures, and finishes really make the home something that you want to live in for the long term. We build more than just houses; we build homes. Our homes include tons of high-quality and energy-efficient standard features – for no additional cost. 

Updated for new Washington State Building Code

Our High-Quality Home Features Include:

Energy Efficient Triple Pane Windows

Energy-Efficient Windows

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.

Quartz Countertops

High-Quality Quartz Countertops

Our homes include high-quality 3 cm Quartz countertops with matching 4” backsplash in the kitchen and bathrooms. Three centimeters is the preferred thickness for 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 countertops 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 upgrades.

Lifetime Warranty Shingles

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 stunning 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. They have built-in algae resistance to cut down on unattractive stains and discolorations. We also install our shingles with a ridge vent, which increases energy efficiency and will prolong the life of your roof.

Hardie Cemplank Lap Siding

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

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 a combination of higher-quality Douglas Fir and mixed-species wood framing instead of some cheaper lumber choices that many homebuilders use in their homes.

Douglas Fir is known for its structural strength. It is most architects’ and engineers’ go-to lumber species and this is not just because of its remarkable dimensional stability. It is also among the strongest and most durable softwood lumbers. The installation durability is also complemented by the high nail and plate-holding ability along with its high resistance to weather forces.

Better Insulation

Per new WA State energy code, we install R-60 insulation in attics. For the crawl space and floor, we use R-38, more than the required minimum R-value, and R-21 and R-5 thermal insulated sheathing 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.

For OR State, we use R-49 insulation in attics and R-23 for exterior walls.

Rheem Energy Efficient Water Heater

High-Efficiency Heating

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.

For homes over 1,500 sq. ft. in Washington, we use an upgraded NEEA Tier 3 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.

All homes in WA and OR over 1,500+ sq. ft. get a High-Efficiency Furnace and Heat Pump Package and homes under 1,500 sq. ft. get a ductless mini-split system.

All of our homes feature AeroBarrier to keep them sealed and energy efficient. Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, increase overall comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment.

Moen Genta LX Kitchen Faucet

MOEN Faucets

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. Other builders tend to only include the lowest tier of faucets in their standard features.

Our kitchens feature a deep 8″ stainless steel Moen sink with an elegant and sturdy Moen pull-out faucet in a variety of finishes. These faucets offer an aerated stream for everyday cleaning and a powerful rinse for heavy-duty cleaning. Our high-quality Moen faucets also feature an excellent warranty.

Soft Close Cabinets

Soft-close Cabinets

We install Aristokraft birch 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.

High-Quality Building Materials Used

Standard Feature Highlights

  • Full House Foundation with Capillary Break Included
  • Triple Pane Windows
  • 5/12 Roof Pitch (On Applicable Plans)
  • Architectural Roof Shingles with Ridge Vent – Lifetime Ltd. Warranty
  • Enclosed And Vented Soffits
  • Raised Heel (Energy) Trusses Click Here to Learn More
  • Hardie Simulated Cedar Shake On Front Gables (On Applicable Plans)
  • HardiePlank® Cement Lap Siding
  • AeroBarrier Sealing On All Homes
  • Mini Ductless Split-Systems Included in Homes under 1,500 sq. ft.
  • High-Efficiency Furnace And Heat Pump Package in Homes over 1,500+ sq. ft.
  • Vaulted Ceilings On All Single-Story Homes
  • “Front And Formal” Area Interior Window Sills
  • Insulated Garage Door (R-9) With ToughGard Backer
  • Garage Door Opener And Man Door Included
  • Insulate And Drywall Entire Garage (Standard Attached Garages)
  • High-Quality 3 cm Quartz Countertops w/ matching 4″ backsplash
  • 36″ Base Cabinets w/ European Sunken Hinges
  • Soft-Close Doors And Drawers In Kitchen
  • Aristokraft Cabinets in Birch (Multiple Stain Options) – 36″ Base Cabinets with European Sunken Hinges
  • Deep 8″ Stainless Steel Moen Sink 
  • High-Quality Elegant And Sturdy Pull-Out Faucet by Moen

And so much more! Learn About All of our Luxury Home Features