What Does Affordable Quality Mean?
Affordable quality means structurally we won’t space a framing member more than 16″ apart, and all exterior walls are framed with 2″ x 6″ studs, providing increased structural integrity while also allowing room for additional insulation. Our sub floors are 1 1/8″ tongue and grooved plywood (not particle board) and each section is screwed down to the floor joists. We even screw down our stair treads. Every home has structural OSB sheathing — not blue foam boards you can put your foot through. Tyvek® moisture barrier is used on all exterior walls keeping moisture out but allowing vapors to escape. Finally, each of our foundations are designed by a licensed engineer and goes through a four part inspection process.
Kurk Homes exceeded the latest EPA based Energy Star™ 3.0 Program. Our insulation package utilizes fiberglass insulation with R-19 in the exterior walls, R-22 in sloped ceilings and attic “hot spots” and R-38 in the ceilings. Kurk Homes uses only Low E3 double paned windows, ridge vents and continuous soffit ventilation. Combine these features with our 16 S.E.E.R. air conditioning units with media air filters and a fresh air intake, matching gas furnaces, and 50 gallon rapid recovery gas water heaters and you’ll save hundreds of dollars per year in energy bills while building a cleaner environment for the future.
Peace of Mind
Kurk Homes utilizes third party Code Inspectors to certify each critical juncture of construction: Foundation, Framing Structure, Plumbing/Ventilation Systems, Mechanical Operation and Final Lot Grading. Kurk Homes is one of the select builders who qualify to offer a 20 year structural warranty to their customers. Our homes have 12 gauge wiring requiring 20 amp breakers for higher amperage loads, 200 amp service, protective GFI circuits in all wet areas and smoke detectors exceeding county codes. Finally, Kurk Homes will pay for an independent inspection by a licensed T.R.E.C. inspector at the final walk through prior to move in.