What about the Indoor air quality of your home?

Indoor air pollutants have increased over the past few decades for variety of reasons. Contributing to indoor air quality issues in homes are construction of more tightly sealed buildings, reduced ventilation rates to save energy, the use of synthetic building materials and furnishings, and increased use of chemical products such as pesticides, housekeeping supplies, and personal care products.

Energy Saving Heating and Cooling Systems

NW Natural Gas has a great website on energy saving issues as well as new trends in the building industry. They are very proactive on presenting new natural gas technologies to save energy. It is interesting to note that in spite of NW Natural providing ways to save on energy costs, gas prices in Oregon have still decreased 26% in the last 3 years! Below are two articles that I thought were interesting.

Building a Custom Home that Ages With You

As baby boomer aging has become more real, Kaufman Homes has become more aware of what should be done to make a custom home a place to age comfortably. Whether your goal is to build a custom home or remodel an existing home, we can enable you to live out the rest of your years without having to seek suitable accommodations.

Choosing the Best Siding for Your Custom Home

Over the years Kaufman Homes has used many different kinds of siding depending on Customer request, types of applications, desired home style and for economic reasons. Past experience has shown that some siding’s can be problems such as LP siding back in 80’s and 90’s. Kaufman works really hard at analyzing new products and the potential problems that may exist.

Building vs. Remodeling in 2011

Kaufman Homes receives a lot of inquiries saying they would like to consider building a new home or remodel an existing home, and how much would that cost? Most people are in the fact finding stage when we get this call as they have been assessing their needs like: “we need more space”, “our current home is outdated” or “It would be nice to have”.