Product & Vender Highlight: Marvin Windows & Doors provided by Franklin Window And Door

One of a number of product lines Franklin Window And Door provides that we are currently crushing on are windows and doors from Marvin made to order, one at a time. An unparalleled value in the market, Marvin offers craftsman-quality construction, energy-efficient technology and the industry’s most extensive selection of materials, shapes, styles, sizes and options. High Quality and Durability Many of Marvin’s window offerings feature fiberglass construction inside and out, which wont warp and cannot rot. This means your Marvin Windows will naturally last longer while performing better in every season. Even with their all-wood or wood-clad windows Marvin […]

Product Highlight: Masonite Interior Doors

Masonite is the leading provider of trend-forward looks and timeless designs, crafting distinctive styles that complement any home and personal taste. From sliding barn doors to louvre doors, French interior doors and more, our online selection provides options to add visual interest and enhance the functionality of any space. Whether you choose traditional wood, solid core or hollow core doors, every Masonite product is the result of years of research, design, engineering and development.  Trends & Style The new versions of Masonite’s offerings feature 100% totally customizable wood doors. Modern – Modernize your home with doors featuring clean, crisp lines, […]

Home Efficiency 101

Home efficiency is one of those things you may think has been done already — building code improvements surely must’ve accounted for what we’ve known about home energy use for decades now, right? And all the technology has been integrated, right? Not so fast, my friend. There is so much work to be done. Home efficiency is one of those things that has few barriers to market implementation. First, unlike solar and battery systems, there is generally no permit required for home efficiency work. Second, the cost per kWh is absurdly low, meaning payback periods are very short. Third, unlike the […]

How long does it take to build a Custom Home?

Usually larger and more complex than a production home, according to the latest available U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction, the average time it took to take a new home from authorization to completion in 2019 was 7.6 months for a spec home and 10.1 months for a contractor-built home. Those figures, however, consider only construction time. It’s more than the actual construction process that is involved in building the custom home of your dreams! With production homes, potential home sites have been pre-selected and likely already improved, the house has been designed and modeled, and all the products and […]

Change Orders!

Whether you are in construction, tech or retail… change orders always seem to be a touchy subject. There are two schools of thought; plan it all out ahead of time and hope for $0 change orders, or plan for a percentage of cost in of change orders and enjoy! Without a doubt throughout the construction process, you will ask us to make a change, largely why you chose to build a custom home, so you can get it exactly how you want it! A change could be as simple as moving a light fixture 3ft to the left or as […]