Quality Built for Better Living
Old Man Winter was pretty tame this year...
But now that the outside is starting to wake up from it’s long winter nap, there are a few things you should do to prevent extra work and worse yet, costly damage:
• Take a look at your shingles. Missing or damaged shingles can lead to water leaks and internal structural damage. These should be replaced as soon as possible. Flashing around vents, skylights and chimneys should be checked and repaired by a qualified roofer.
• Check and clean out your gutters. Clogged gutters can not only cause roof leaks and foundation leaks, but can also start pulling away from your house from the added weight. Clean out any debris and caulk any leaking joints to properly move the water away from your house. Replace any missing downspouts and point them several feet away from the foundation to prevent water running down the foundation wall and into your basement or crawlspace.
• Move Firewood away from your home. During the winter, having a good supply of wood for your fireplace nearby was convenient. Now, as it’s warming up and you aren’t using the wood on a regular basis, consider moving it away from the house to prevent termites from moving in.
• Check and service your AC unit. After sitting dormant for the winter, older air conditioners can have trouble starting up for the season. Have a qualified heating and cooling contractor clean and service the unit. If you haven’t changed your filter in a while, change it now and add a reminder in your calendar for every month. A clogged filter makes the unit run harder and less efficiently.
You might also visit www.homewayhomes.com/knowledge-base/energy-information. With our homes, you use less energy, which means you save more over the life of your home.
...bring May flowers!
But they can also wreak havoc on a traditional homebuilders timeline. Not so at Homeway Homes. Since we build inside our temperature and environmentally controlled Construction Facility, we are not hampered by weather delays, nor do our materials sit on the jobsite exposed to the harsh effects of Mother Nature causing warping and other costly damage.
At Homeway Homes, we say let it rain!
To learn more about our construction process, visit www.HomewayHomes.com or take a free, guided tour of our Construction Facility held every Saturday at 1pm.
Come out and take a tour!
If you’re thinking about building a new home or just a construction enthusiast, consider joining us at our Construction Facility for a tour to see how our homes are built.
From start to finish, we’ve developed an efficient and cost-effective building process that is sure to fascinate everyone in your group. Tours are available every Saturday at 1pm at our Deer Creek facility. No need to make appointments, just show up. Tours take about an hour.
For more information about our tours visit www.homewayhomes.com/knowledge-base/construction-facility
The Dakota has it all!
With destressing areas on both floors, abundant storage options and a marvelous great room, the Dakota really does have it all.
Just a few of the special features of the Dakota are walk-in closets in all bedrooms, a luxurious master suite with a corner tub, dual sinks and glass block windows, a great room featuring built-in bookcases and charming bay windows plus many more. And with 2,598 sq. ft., this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath floorplan is sure to please even the most discerning homeowner. Whoever said you can’t have it all hasn’t seen this floorplan!
To learn more about the Dakota or any of our other floorplans, visit www.homewayhomes.com/floorplans
At this time of year, we want to take pause and celebrate the renewal that this season brings. Whether you celebrate Easter as a religious occasion or a day to mark the beginning of a new, warmer season - it seems like a good time to reflect on the beauty this time of year brings.
Spring is also a great time to start thinking about a new home. “Hop” on over to your closest Model Home Center (located in Goodfield, Springfield & Galesburg) and see all the beautiful, well designed floorplans we have to offer. We can customize any of our floorplans to fit how you live, not the other way around. Tours are also offered every Saturday at 1pm at our Construction Facility located in Deer Creek. For more tour information, visit us online at: www.homewayhomes.com/knowledge-base/construction-facility
Spring is a time for new things. Maybe the Easter Bunny will bring you a new home built by Homeway Homes this year.