Maximize Potential of New Home Builds

As a home builder, it can be challenging to finish every single one of your new home builds without any hiccups or oversights. Among the many different problems that can easily pop-up when building a new home, you may encounter issues that appear hard to solve, such as sub-contractor mistakes. However, with the help of a registered energy advisor, you can be sure that each and every new home you construct is built without any unwanted air leaks or issues with the building envelope.

With a blower door test, every air leak is located and identified. This means that you are able to hand over the keys to the new homeowner with absolute confidence in the quality of your work. It also means that each of your new home builds can be constructed towards higher levels of airtightness and energy efficiency. As energy prices increase and the threat of an energy shortage looms in Ontario’s future, more and more home buyers are interested in energy efficient homes. This means that both buyer interest and market value are directly related to the level of energy efficiency in each of your new home builds.

What BSG can do for your New Home Builds

Here at BSG, our registered energy advisors are extremely knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to building envelopes. This means that when you include our advisors in your new home builds, you will see a number of benefits, including:

Fewer Call Backs for New Home BuildsEnergy Efficient New Home Build
Increase New Home Build Market PowerQuality Approved New Home Build

When to Schedule Your Blower Door Test: Before or After Construction Finishes?

A question that homebuilders often ask us is, “Should I schedule an airtightness test for before I finish construction, or after?” When we answer this question, we often give the same answer: a pre-drywall blower door test can find air leaks and issues with the building envelope before they become hard to reach or are covered up. A post-construction blower door test ensures that the entire home is sufficiently airtight before the keys are handed over - but any issues that may be detected could be harder to reach now that construction has been finished.

Ideally, both a pre-drywall and a post-construction blower door test should be conducted for every new home built. This is the best possible way of ensuring that every home you build is sufficiently airtight and energy efficient. Also, the report at the end of each blower door test acts as a guide for all your new home builds in the future. This means that it clearly identifies the issues and oversights you have encountered with your building envelope and air sealing, allowing you to adjust your future builds accordingly.

New Home Build Blower Door Test

Why Energy Efficiency is Important for Homeowners

Low operational costs and high levels of comfort are at the top of the list for many homebuyers. Homes that have been built to be airtight or energy efficient are not only cheaper to heat and cool, but they are also much more comfortable to live in than a drafty, inefficient home. As the level of airtightness in a home improves, so too does the home’s ability to maintain a consistent and comfortable temperature in every room. It also means a higher level of air quality and a lower risk of sick building syndrome

As a homebuilder, every competitive edge you can find on the housing market is important. If you have any questions about the benefits of an blower door test when building a new home, or if you would like to schedule a time for one, call us toll free at 1-866-333-3920 or send us a message on our website, and we will get back to you shortly.

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The Canada Greener Homes Grant offers home efficiency renovation grants up to $5,000.

Homeowners Canada-wide are eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant, announced on May 27, 2021. This new incentive offers up to $5,000 in grants for home efficiency retrofit renovations, plus a $600 reimbursement for pre- and post-work EnerGuide evaluations. Eligible retrofit scopes include home insulation, heating, doors, windows, photovoltaic solar panels, resiliency measures, and thermostats.

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