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Building Success 101

Categories: Build Process, Building Success 101, Newsletter | Posted: February 15, 2017

Q: Who ensures a quality job?

A: While the owner of a small contracting company might be on site every day, a professionally managed company will usually assign a dedicated project manager to the job. This person has in-depth knowledge about the project as well as solid working relationships with the company’s regular subcontractors. The site manager’s primary responsibility is making sure that the project gets built to specifications and that it meets the contractor’s quality standards.

3 Pillar Homes is a custom home builder in Columbus, Ohio. For more information about our new homes, please visit one of our model home locations in Jerome Village, located at 10602 Arrowwood Drive, Plain City, Oh 43064 or in Lewis Center, located at 2360 Koester Trace Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. You can always contact us by phone at 614-286-0659.

Building Success 101

Categories: Building Success 101, Newsletter | Posted: January 27, 2017

Q: Where is the most potential to save water inside a home?

A: Bathrooms are the best place to start. Conventional toilets, showers, and faucets combine to consume an average of 41 gallons per person per day, or about 60 percent of a home’s daily indoor drain, according to the American Water Works Association. Installing low-flow toilets, showerheads, and faucets can drop daily consumption by 36 percent, a potential savings of 12,500 gallons of water a year per household.

3 Pillar Homes is a custom home builder in Columbus, Ohio. For more information about our new homes, please visit one of our model home locations in Jerome Village, located at 10602 Arrowwood Drive, Plain City, Oh 43064 or in Lewis Center, located at 2360 Koester Trace Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. You can always contact us by phone at 614-286-0659.

Building Success 101

Categories: Building Success 101, Newsletter | Posted: January 10, 2017

Q: Where do radiant floors make sense?

A: A radiant floor heats a room by circulating hot water through flexible tubing embedded in a concrete slab or subfloor. It’s often used as supplemental heat in a finished basement or in a bath with a tile floor. While some people prefer the gentle warmth emitted by a radiant floor, it takes a lot longer to heat up a room than does a forced air system. A radiant floor also costs less to install if the home already has a hydronic (water-based) heating system.

3 Pillar Homes is a custom home builder in Columbus, Ohio. For more information about our new homes, please visit one of our model home locations in Jerome Village, located at 10602 Arrowwood Drive, Plain City, Oh 43064 or in Lewis Center, located at 2360 Koester Trace Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. You can always contact us by phone at 614-286-0659.

Building Success 101

Categories: Building Success 101 | Posted: December 30, 2016

Q: What is net-zero energy?

A: A net-zero energy balance is achieved when a home produces as much energy as it consumes over the course of a 12-month period. Though a challenge to accomplish, and almost always requiring some sort of on-site energy generation system (e.g., solar roof panels), achieving a net-zero energy balance isn’t as unrealistic—or as expensive­—as it was just 5 years ago.

3 Pillar Homes is a custom home builder in Columbus, Ohio. For more information about our new homes, please visit one of our model home locations in Jerome Village, located at 10602 Arrowwood Drive, Plain City, Oh 43064 or in Lewis Center, located at 2360 Koester Trace Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. You can always contact us by phone at 614-286-0659.