We are proud to be your builder of choice, and are happy to share our Passion for Quality with you. We know what your home means to you. We build each new home from the heart with great attention to detail - that's our commitment.
Our building process consists of our signature Quality Control Measures - steps to ensure the highest standards in construction - all while keeping you involved and informed. You have to love what you build to build the best, and it's obvious when you live in a Bellaheim home. Because we never negotiate the quality of our construction, you can have peace of mind knowing we're building your home as if it were our own.
Pre-Construction Introduction - Before construction begins, you are introduced to the Bellaheim Construction team. We ex-plain our entire building process and answer your questions.
Begin Quality Assurance Checklist - The extensive quality control process starts with our construction team ensuring every stage meets Bellaheim standards.
Homesite Quality Control Mark-Up - This is a process of communication. By marking your home throughout the beginning stages of construction, we can ensure accuracy between all construction staff.
Pre-Drywall Walk-Through - Your community's superintendent takes you on a tour of your home before drywall is installed. You have the opportunity to verify its quality and options you have selected while plumbing, electrical and framing are still visible.
Superintendent's 30-Day Quality Assurance Inspection - The final phase of construction is dedicated to quality control. After all construction is completed, the superintendent inspects your entire home and remedies any imperfections.
Pre-Closing Customer Walk-Through - After completion of construction you will be guided through an extensive tour of your home, and the operations of all its features. This offers you another opportunity to inspect and verify the quality of your new home, as well as ask any additional questions.
30-Day Quality Pledge Follow-Up - Our dedication to customer satisfaction continues even after you move in. We will contact you as a follow-up to make certain you are satisfied with your Bellaheim home.
11-Month Quality Pledge Follow-Up - Just before your one-year anniversary, we continue our commitment to quality and customer care by contacting you to discuss your home, schedule any warranty work, and answer any questions.
We believe building a house around your lifestyle truly is the smartest way to buying a home. When you buy someone else's house, you give up your weekends for months, even years, to make their home yours. Consider many of the key advantages to starting new, with a home that reflects your style and your needs:
Livable Floor Plans - They feature maximum light and spaciousness designed to meet your needs!
Imaginative Design - You can pick and choose the features that best meet your needs and budget, such as dramatic entryways, soaring ceilings, deluxe master bath, innovative windows, interior columns.
Lots of Light - A house filled with natural light bestows warmth, charm and comfort for those inside. Skylights, transoms, half-rounds, taller double hung windows are just some of the ways that make new homes look and feel more open.
Cost Saving Heating and Cooling - New homes consume half as much energy as homes built before 1980. This is due to more efficient heating and cooling systems, better windows, controlled air infiltration, and improved insulation.
Fire and Safety Features - Hard-wired smoke detectors, complete alarm systems, circuit breakers, and ground fault interrupters make new homes a safer and smarter choice for families.
Healthy Living Environment - When it comes to health risks, new homes offer clear advantages. Asbestos is no longer used in shingles, piping, cement board, roof tar, floor tiles or insulation. Lead is no longer used in paint or as solder.
Stronger, Quieter Construction - New building materials and new truss systems for roof and floors increase strength and make roof and floors quieter.
More Luxury - State-of-the-art kitchens and baths you can help design. Kitchens have ample counter space and storage, island workstations, built-in pantry, task desk, breakfast bar, and recessed lighting. Luxurious bathrooms have large vanities, enclosed showers, whirlpool tub, and separate dressing area.
Abundant Storage Space - Walk-in closets, built-in pantry and closet maid shelving allow you to customize your storage areas to meet your needs. Less Upkeep, Less Hassle, More Protection - New homes are easy to maintain and keep their fresh, attractive appearance. In a new home you have a new home warranty, in addition to all the manufacturers' warranties which are not available in a re-sale home.
Buying a home is an exciting time in one's life. Because we want you to always be satisfied with your Bellaheim home, we are providing you with a basic guide that will help protect and keep it beautiful. We hope you are as proud to live in your Bellaheim home, as we were building it.
Have annual system maintenance done one month before the air conditioning season begins. Keep the condensing unit free of debris. While construction is being done on other homes in your surrounding area, change filters every 30 days. After the neighborhood has been established, every 90 days is recommended. Make sure to change your filters on schedule or your unit may freeze. When replacing the filters, inexpensive filters are recommended to use. They can provide better airflow and may prevent a noisy unit.
Caulking may need to be touched up in the bathroom area as regular maintenance. Common touch up areas includes the sink, toilet, tub, inside and outside the shower, and the countertop.
A clean joint is the first and most important step. Clean away all old caulk and loose paint or dirt and apply new caulk to dry surfaces. The most common and easiest to use caulking comes in cartridges for which you will need a caulking gun. Cut off about 1/2 inch of the cartridge tip on a 45-degree angle and puncture the tip seal with a nail. You can use the nail later to act as a stopper for any unused caulk. With a little practice on a joint that's not visible you'll soon be able to lay a uniform wide bead that overlaps both sides for a good seal. Finish the surface with a moistened finger if you like but that's not necessary. Remember to use a filler, like oakum, for wide joints before you caulk. Wipe down with a wet sponge for a better finish.
Eventually carpets need some type of cleaning to remove soil that sticks to the fibers. How often depends on amount of use and soil carpet gets; some areas will need cleaning before others. Basic methods are: dry absorbent powder, foam, shampooing, and hot water extraction (sometimes called steam cleaning or extraction). Each method has advantages and disadvantages. Costs in dollars, time, and energy vary. Always vacuum thoroughly before starting your cleaning method.
Here are some general precautions for all methods:
- Pretest before using.
- Protect the carpet from rust stains by putting aluminum foil, wax paper, or plastic wrap under furniture legs, until carpet is dry.
- Follow the cleaner and equipment instructions as directed.
- Do not over wet the carpet. Excess moisture can cause shrinkage, streaks, or mildew.
- Keep mechanical action to a minimum to avoid carpet damage or streaks.
Unfilled gaps and cracks around windows and doors, vents, and so on, may let cold air in the same as leaving a window open. In fact, a 1/8 inch opening around just two door frames can let in as much cold air as a 12-inch window opened 6 inches all winter long.
Caulk is used around outside window and door frames. The money you spend on caulking or weather stripping is usually recovered in one heating season or less. This one season "pay-back" period means that money for heating fuel is saved equal to or greater than what you spend for caulking and weather stripping materials.
A clean joint is the first and most important step. Clean away all old caulk and loose paint or dirt and apply new caulk to dry surfaces. The most common and easiest to use caulking comes in cartridges for which you will need a caulking gun. Cut off about 1/2 inch of the cartridge tip on a 45 degree angle and puncture the tip seal with a nail. You can use the nail later to act as a stopper for any unused caulk. With a little practice on a joint that's not visible you'll soon be able to lay a uniform wide bead that overlaps both sides for a good seal. Finish the surface with a moistened finger if you like but that's not necessary. Remember to use a filler, like oakum, for wide joints before you caulk.
Some, but not all the places you should look when surveying your home before caulking, are around doors and windows, dryer vents, faucet pipes and wires, where porches attach to the house, seams between masonry and siding, chimneys and inside corners. Also check the stripping around the doors.
If unglazed, seal with special sealer. If glazed, seal mortar between tiles. If not sealed or glazed, it can be stained by grease. Glazed tile is easily scratched like porcelain enamel.
Load properly following manual suggestions. Use only dishwasher detergent in recommended amounts. Do not put any other cleaning compound inside dishwasher, as it may interfere with dishwashing action. Store detergent in a dry, cool place, and do not keep extra packages on hand for a long time as it takes up moisture from the air and then loses cleaning ability.
To prevent power outages or trips on your breaker, be sure there are not too many appliances plugged into one circuit. Too many appliances on one outlet will trip your GFI and it will have to be reset. To reset the GFI, push on the white or red button located in the middle of the outlet.
Have your wood burning fireplace inspected annually and cleaned and repaired as required to prevent chimney fires, carbon monoxide poisoning and mortar and flashing failure. Use only enough fuel to keep the fire at the desired temperature. Avoid "roaring" fires. They can start chimney fires from soot and creosote deposits in the flue.
A clean joint is the first and most important step. Clean away all old caulk and loose paint or dirt and apply new caulk or grout to dry surfaces. The most common and easiest to use caulking or grout comes in cartridges for which you will need a caulking gun. Cut off about 1/2 inch of the cartridge tip on a 45 degree angle and puncture the tip seal with a nail. You can use the nail later to act as a stopper for any unused caulk. With a little practice on a joint that's not visible you'll soon be able to lay a uniform wide bead that overlaps both sides for a good seal. Finish the surface with a moistened finger if you like but that's not necessary. Remember to use a filler, like oakum, for wide joints before you caulk. Wipe down with a wet sponge for a better finish.
Conventional filters on forced-air systems should be checked monthly and cleaned or replaced as needed. All types of furnaces and boilers should be inspected by a qualified technician every year to ensure that all the components are operating properly and no connections are loose or burned.
Use a strong flow of cold water and keep it running at least 30 seconds after noise of grinding has stopped to flush all food particles through the drain line. This prevents stoppages. Always use cold water when operating the disposer to solidify fatty and greasy wastes so they will be chopped up and flushed down the drain. Putting a tray full of ice cubes in the disposal and running it may help sharpen the blades and clean out the unit. Make sure to run cold water when doing this. If the unit stops running, try the reset button on the bottom of the unit. Just push to reset.
Kitchen cabinets collect more grease, food spills, and moisture than most other parts of the house. Grime builds up fastest around handles of doors and drawers, which are constantly opened by sticky hands. Greasy soil comes off more easily if it isn't allowed to build up too long. Painted wood, metal, laminated plastic or wood-grain vinyl surfaces can be cleaned with detergent and warm water solution. Rinse with a cloth or sponge dampened in clean water. Using a dry cloth or paper towel to wipe the surface dry prevents streaking. Most all-purpose household cleaners may also be used; read the label to be sure it can be used on that surface, and follow directions exactly. Test inside a door to be sure it will not harm the finish.
Natural-finished wood cabinets may be cleaned with a variety of commercial products, usually sprays, made for this purpose. Read the label to be sure it can be used on the finish, and follow directions exactly. These have a solvent base, so carefully read and follow cautions about ventilation, and make sure there is no spark or flame or pilot light burning in the area that could cause a fire. Dispose of cloths used in a tightly sealed container, again not near a spark or flame. Test inside a door to be sure the cleaner will not harm the finish before starting on other surfaces; they can damage some, or make a smooth floor slippery.
Laminate counters resist scratches. However they can be cut by knives or other sharp objects so slice or chop on a cutting board, not on the counter. Never hammer heavy items on the counter, as hard blows or heavy objects dropped on the counter, can gouge it. Avoid exposure to materials which can stain such as tea, coffee, food dyes and indelible inks.
Pans coming from the oven or range-top at temperatures over 275 degrees (F) should never be placed on the counter as they can soften and burn the laminate. Keep an insulated hot pad or mat handy to set such pans on. Also never put heated irons or cigarettes on the laminated counter as they can burn holes in it. Never dry dishes or allow water to stand in or on the seams of the countertops in order to prevent any damages.
Strong acids and alkalis in such household cleaners as rust removers, oven cleaners, metal cleaners, drain and toilet bowl cleaners can etch, corrode, and permanently discolor the laminated surface. Never put such cleaners on plastic laminates. If some is spilled accidentally, immediately wipe it off, and rinse thoroughly.
For regular cleaning, use a warm water-detergent solution and sponge, and rinse off. Never use scouring powders, or other abrasive cleaners or pads, as they can permanently damage the surface, making it readily stained. Mild general purpose household cleaners may also be used, according to directions.
Do not use pans or dishes that are metal or have a metallic trim. Only use mild soap and/or baking soda to clean the interior. Abrasive cleaners or scouring pads can damage the lining.
After painting any wall or trim, it's a good idea to store some paint for touch-ups. Label them with the color and where it was used. Keep out of children's reach.
Avoid flushing any paper products other than toilet paper down the toilets. Check for corrosion, leaks, and add a clean out compound to system once a year.
To avoid damaging the burners, do not use extra-large and heavy cooking pots or pans. If you have a self-cleaning oven, do not use any other method to clean it.
Clean the interior shelves, shell and gaskets every three months. Once a year, clean the coils on the back or underneath and make sure temperatures are set correctly.
At a minimum, annually visually inspect the roof for signs of wear and tear and have repaired as needed. Clean all debris to ensure proper drainage from roof. Flat roofs should be inspected for blisters, bubbles, and flashing details. Tar and gravel roofs should be inspected for areas of gravel erosion. Tree branches should not contact the roof surface. Make sure that you do not make any types of penetrations on the roof surface or parapet walls (such as nail holes). It will result in a voided warranty.
Perforated rubber or plastic mats in the sink will cut down on scratching and marking by pans and tableware. Wash with a solution of hand dishwashing liquid detergent and water; or a solution of baking soda and water. Rinse and polish dry with paper towel or soft cloth. Never use scouring powders or steel wool as they will scratch stainless steel. You can brighten them by polishing with a cloth dipped in vinegar, or in ammonia. Or you can dampen the sink and a sponge; sprinkle a little baking soda on sponge and rub sink gently; rinse. You may also polish dry with a paper towel.
Once a month draw off a bucket of water from the spigot at the bottom of the water heater tank, until water runs clear. This removes sediment that reduces efficiency of the water heater.
Our commitment to customer satisfaction throughout the home buying process, has led Bellaheim to develop our online mortgage prequalification. Network Funding, a preferred Lender of Bellaheim, does business under the name United Lending and may make available financing services in connection with a home purchase.
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