Frequently Asked Questions

When you’re buying a new home, every question is important. Take a look at the FAQs below to find answers to some of the questions we’re asked most frequently. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, ask our Community sales specialist will be happy to help you.

What is stone veneer and how is it attached to the house?

Stone veneer is a non-structural type of masonry construction in which stone is an exterior covering on a home or building. It has the appearance of a solid stone wall without the weight or expense. The stone is attached to the house with mortar and mesh. The stone work on CBS Homes shows a great deal of care and craftsmanship that you won’t find with most builders.The quality of the material is evident in the stone itself. CBS Builders uses a variety of materials for masonry exteriors for architectural appeal.

What is the tonnage of your HVAC?

The tonnage or amount of cooling power is dependent on many factors. The size or tonnage of the HVAC for each of our designs is determined by the H.V.A.C. (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) contractor. The tonnage will vary from design to design. We incorporate many energy-saving features into CBS Homes and are units are 13 seers.

How long does it take to build a home?

The amount of time necessary to build a home is dependent on several things. The largest factor is the weather, especially rain, which tends to slow construction progress. Other factors include the number of changes requested by the home buyer, the degree of difficulty encountered to initiate those changes, the size of the home, and the availability of contractors and materials. Generally speaking, a home can be built in 90 to 120 days from the time construction starts.

What type of foundations do you use?

The majority of CBS Homes have a poured concrete foundation. This type of foundation is superior.

Why use OSB roof decking instead of plywood?

Plywood decking is made from large logs that are peeled and glued in layers at right angles to each other. When logs are peeled, knots and other imperfections in the wood are incorporated into the decking panels. These imperfections can create gaps or voids. OSB panels are pre-engineered and made from the chips of small, fast-growing trees. These chips are bound by high pressures and advanced adhesives. This procedure creates a uniform decking panel without natural or internal imperfections. Pre-engineered wood products are also friendly to our environment since they reduce our use of large logs from old growth forests.

What type of windows do you use?

Simonton Windows – the industry leaders in customer service. Our windows are double pane, single hung, Low-E sunglass windowpanes that reduce the effect the sun has on the inside temperature. CBS builders has artfully balanced impressive energy efficiency with the aesthetic desire for natural light.

What about the trees on our homesite?

Even though CBS exercises care and consideration in planning the location of the home in relation to the placement of existing trees, the existence of mature trees within close proximity to the foundation can potentially cause future foundation problems. Existing trees on the homesite may die as a result of construction.

Who will take care of my warranty work?

Warranty work will always be completed by a member of CBS Builders professional construction customer service staff, unlike some builders who use a separate warranty crew. Our professionals take pride in the work that they do — and they know that if it’s done right from the start, they won’t have to fix it down the road.

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