What does it take to be a Northern Colorado Homebuilder?
Building in Northern Colorado presents some unique challenges. First of all you have a multitude of towns, cities and counties all with their own interpretations of the Building Code. Benchmark Custom Homes is a licensed contractor with in-depth training and experience to understand the complexities of the International Building Code within the various municipalities that make up Northern Colorado http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/icod/.
Colorado also contains some very interesting geology that we need to understand before we build. Expansive soils and ground water are very common to this region. While building on the various types of geology have been going on for years, understanding the problems these conditions pose is critical to creating a structure that performs as builder and homeowner anticipate. Structural design standards do evolve and keeping up date on the latest techniques are very helpful to control costs, improve structural performance and mitigate any problems that could exist below ground http://www.irrigationtutorials.com/faq/expansive-soil.htm.
A Northern Colorado Homebuilder also needs to understand the particular demands imposed on structures by the dynamic climate that attracts so many people to this beautiful state. Colorado boasts an abundance of sunshine, which we do enjoy, but the truth of the matter is the weather is constantly changing. It is not uncommon to go from freezing temperatures to above fifty degrees in a single day. The freeze thaw cycle is pretty hard on a structure. Homes consist of a many different building materials all attached together and when those materials heat up, freeze and heat up again, they expand and contract at different rates. When materials that are fastened together move at different rates, they tend to want to come apart. Understanding these dynamics are important to creating structures that not only last for a long time, but are comfortable to live in as well. Benchmark Custom Homes follows the best practice rules of Energy and Environmental Building Association and uses the knowledge of building science to create homes that are high in performance and comfortable to live in http://www.eeba.org/.
Northern Colorado is an exciting and fun place to live, make sure you choose a home that has built to the standards necessary in order for you to enjoy your time here and to protect your investment.