How Much Does it Cost to Build a New House: Itemized Costs in 2022

The cost to build a house includes a large number of components and variables based on site factors, design and materials. There’s a lot of information to tackle, but that’s what we’re here to do. You won’t find a more comprehensive, itemized list of costs for building a home from the initial site work on [...]

2022-03-07T06:34:12+00:00March 6th, 2022|Home Construction, Land Development|14 Comments

Changing a Roof Line Cost, Permits & Site Planning

Are you planning to elevate or raise the roof, add a dormer, or change the existing roof line on your property? If so, then read on to explore the costs, planning, and ROI on changing your existing roof architecture and design. via Deforest Architects This guide covers the cost of raising a roof, adding a dormer or changing a [...]

2022-01-19T22:52:42+00:00January 19th, 2022|Building Up, Roof Architecture, Roof Design|2 Comments

Top 20 Shipping Container Home Designs and their Costs in 2022

There is a hot new trend: shipping container homes. Basically, you modify, and re-purpose used shipping containers and stick them together to build a house! Architects, designers, and builders have actually found a way to transform big boxes of steel into beautiful and fully functional homes. With proper planning, you can endeavor to design and [...]

Top 15 Solar Powered Home Designs, Plus their Costs in 2022

Fossil fuels like oil, natural gas, and coal (used primarily for electricity generation), are no longer the sole sources of energy for homes today. The third millennium is becoming increasingly more focused on renewable energy sources as a viable alternative to fossil fuels. In fact, PV solar power is one of the cheapest and most [...]

2022-01-16T06:51:01+00:00January 15th, 2022|Design, Energy Efficient Homes, Going Solar|0 Comments

High Efficiency Solar Panels for Homes: Costs and Comparisons

Most average monocrystalline PV solar panels for residential rooftops offer efficiency ratings between 17% and 19%, with a typical power output ranging between 250 and 300 watts per panel. High-efficiency solar panels bring efficiency ratings between 20% and 23%, with a typical energy output ranging between 350 and 400 watts per panel. Cost-wise, most midrange [...]

2022-01-16T06:56:48+00:00January 14th, 2022|Going Solar|0 Comments

Best Roofing Materials for Homes in 2022: Cost and Installation Tips

If your old roof is starting to show the sings of excessive wear and tear like excessive moss and algae growth, cracked, chipped, or curled shingles, excessive loss of stone granules and bold spots, then it’s probably a good time to consider some replacement options before the old roof begins to leak, causing extensive damage [...]

2022-01-16T05:14:41+00:00January 14th, 2022|Remodeling Ideas, Roof Design|0 Comments

Tesla Solar Roof Cost, Current Wait Times, Other Solar Tile Options

Tesla Solar Roof is currently on the version “V3” of its solar tile roof that was initially unveiled in 2016. Tesla’s BiPV (building integrated photovoltaics) solar tiles are made of hardened glass containing photovoltaic solar cells for energy generation. The latest iteration of the Tesla solar roof unveiled in October 2019 came with a promise [...]

Top 20 Big Ticket Home Improvement Ideas and Their Costs

Spring is just around the corner, which means that now is the perfect time to start planning to tackle your next major home improvement project! 😉 With that being said, here the top 20 big ticket home improvement ideas, plus their costs including materials and professional installation. 1. Building a Garage: Detached vs. Attached There [...]

Pros and Cons of Installing Solar Panels: Costs & Solar Panel Options

Are you considering installing photovoltaic solar panels on your home's rooftop to generate clean electricity for your home? If so, read on to learn more about key advantages and disadvantages of harnessing solar energy by means of PV solar panels, thin-film laminates, solar thermal panels, and more! via Advantages The benefits of going solar [...]

2021-07-31T21:25:28+00:00May 2nd, 2021|Going Solar|0 Comments

2021 Outdoor Solar Garden Lights Costs, and Pros & Cons

You can Brighten Up Your Garden With Electricity-Free, Solar Garden Lights; here is how: Being able to make the most of your garden area, whether it is simply a small patio, or an extensive area of greenery and flowers, is something that most people would love to do! There is nothing better than relaxing and [...]