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Enjoying the Green Life

Enjoying the Green Life
Offering gorgeous architecture and high-quality standards, this affordable home builder helps you enjoy an eco-friendly residence without making you sacrifice your dream-home desires.

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This week's feature story discusses how to make your home more eco-friendly, but one local company makes your new house a green home from the very start.

 

As one of Greater Cincinnati's first green builders, Potterhill Homes places a large emphasis on environmentally friendly practices. And with this emphasis, their home buyers enjoy an average of about $500 in savings every year, depending on the size of the house, Potterhill Homes President Carolyn Rolfes says.

 

To make this possible for their customers, Potterhill Homes makes high-quality standards a standard for each home, even with the company's affordable price points between the $130 thousands and the $250 thousands. For example, a 92 percent high-efficiency furnace comes standard, and Potterhill Homes uses special blown cellulose insulation. This insulation fills in the drafty gaps that leak heat and air much better than the fiberglass insulation most builders use, and it also serves as a sound barrier so that you can enjoy a more peaceful presence in your home.

 

With these steps in addition to several other energy-saving standards, Potterhill Homes makes sure that all of their projects meet ENERGY STAR qualification. To ensure this qualification, the company pays for an official third-party ENERGY STAR certification inspection. Similar to the yellow paper you see on refrigerators in the store, this inspection offers you a full report about the energy efficiency of your home and gives you estimates for your utility bills and energy savings.

 

But the eco-friendliness and utility-bill savings are far from041210ADVERTORIAL2.jpg the only benefits Potterhill Homes offers. With Rolfes as president and designer of the company, she works to make each floor plan less like a cookie-cutter box and more like a uniquely designed abode. "I'm really the one who's designing the houses and putting a woman's touch on it, and I think that's missing so much in the world of homebuilders these days," she says.

 

Much of that design focuses on 1920s craftsman architecture complemented by modern-day amenities. "Inside, then, we also do little architectural touches like arched openings, rounded dry wall corners, 9-foot ceilings," Rolfes says. So your earth-friendly home isn't too bad on the eyes either.

 

And that beauty isn't just wall deep. Potterhill Homes strives to provide "the best warranty in the business," Rolfes says. To put their goal into action, the company offers a seven-year operational warranty with each house. This warranty covers the mechanical systems and any appliances purchased with the house. Additionally, Potterhill Homes provides a 10-year structural warranty, which covers any of the structural elements of the house like the foundation.

 

041210ADVERTORIAL3.jpgBefore these warranties are put into action, however, Potterhill Homes ensures the quality of their product. Before the home buyer ever goes on an official walk through, the company hires a nationally certified home inspector to perform a 120-point home inspection, so by the time customers walk through the house, they are able to see their house fully ready for them to call it home.

 

For more information about Potterhill Homes, visit PotterhillHomes.com or call (513) 248-4428. You can search for a community that might be right for you or you can contract Potterhill Homes to build on your own private property. Either way, with Potterhill Homes, you can live comfortably, save money, preserve the earth and rest assured all in your own beautiful home.

 

Editor's Note: This is a special advertising section provided by Potterhill Homes

 

 

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Photos courtesy of Potterhill Homes

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