Home Specifications


Top-quality construction with the best materials

As a sizable custom home builder, Branch Homes, Inc. has the power to acquire the highest-quality materials available on the market and pass the savings along to our clients. That means you’ll get a gorgeous home that will last for a long time to come. Read more about our full range of standard home features below.

Site work

Branch Homes, Inc. will provide all necessary site work, including permit acquisition, field inspections, excavation for foundation, trenching and scheduling of utility connections, septic or sewer, city water or well, driveways, and sidewalks.


Footer: 8″ x 18″ 3000 PSI concrete


House – 8″ x 96″ 3000 PSI concrete

Porch – 8” x 36” 3000 PSI concrete

Garage – 8” x 36” 3000 PSI concrete


House – 4″ nominal 3000 PSI concrete over 8″ 2B stone

Garage – 4″ nominal 3000 PSI concrete with reinforced steel matting over 8″ 2B stone

Sealer: Asphalt coating brushed on

Floor system

Joist: 2″ X 10″ Floor joist @ 16″ O.C. single rim joist

Bridging: Wood

Deck: Advantec, single floor, 3/4 tongue and groove, glued and nailed

Underlayment: ¼” concrete board in tile areas and ¼” laun in vinyl areas

Carpet: 26 oz. carpet with 6 lb. rebond pad

Tile: Ceramic tile

Hardwood: Hardwood flooring available

Insulation: CertainTeed, R-21 insulation with craft-faced vapor barrier

Exterior wall system

Studs: 2 x 6 x 96 studding at 16″ O.C.

Plates: Single bottom, double top

Wall Finish: 1/2″ gypsum drywall with all corners taped, filled and sanded one-coat white latex paint

Insulation: CertainTeed R-21 5.5″ batt-type insulation, craft-faced vapor barrier

Sheathing: 7/16″ OSB

Siding: Wolverine horizontal unbacked vinyl

House wrap: Tyvek residential thermal wrap

Interior wall system

Studs: 2″ X 4″ Studding @ 16″ 0.C.

Plates: Single bottom, double top

Finish: 1/2″ gypsum drywall with all corners taped, filled and sanded one coat white latex paint

Roof system

Trusses: 24″ O.C. common truss pre-engineered for 40#LL

Deck: Huger 1/2″ with zip roofing and zip tape

Roofing: Elk lifetime self-sealing asphalt shingles

Insulation: CertainTeed R-38 (12″) blown type insulation

Ventilation: Continuous roof vent at ridge and continuous eaves vent

Eaves: Aluminum fascia and vinyl soffit, size per plan

Gable: Aluminum fascia and vinyl soffit, size per plan

Ceiling: 1/2″ gypsum drywall with smooth finish, angles, with wall, taped, filled and sanded one-coat white latex paint

Gutters: White aluminum K type seamless with hidden hangers and down spouts


Exterior Doors: Therma-Tru1 ¾” steel clad, 6 9/16” jamb, with brick molding, adjustable sill, thermal break, aluminum threshold, weather-stripping, and key-in-knob and deadbolt lock set, painted

Interior Doors: Six panel molded hollow core, with two coats white latex paint finish, winging and bi-fold doors, sized per plan.


Exterior – Schlage “Plymouth CSV” key-in-knob and dead-bolt set

Interior – Schlage “Plymouth CSV” privacy locks on baths and bedrooms

Interior Trim: Finger joint colonial (9/16″ x 3 ¼”) base, (11/16″ x 2 ¼”) window and door casing with two coats white paint

Windows: Andersen “400 Series” white vinyl-clad exterior with insulated high performance glass, locks

Shutters: Per Plan


Kitchen: Woodmasters Cabinetry custom Amish-made solid wood cabinetry

Countertops: Granite, choice of colors and edges

Shelving: Closet Maid vinyl-covered ventilated shelving

Bath Vanity: Woodmasters Cabinetry custom Amish-made solid wood cabinetry


Service: 200 AMP panel box with circuit breakers

Wiring: Copper wire, pre-wired for electric range and dryer, meets national code

Switches: Decora toggle style

Fixtures: Exterior at front, rear, and patio doors; interior ceiling lights installed in hall, kitchen, breakfast area, walk-in
closets, and foyer; living room and bedrooms have switch receptacles; mirror with light over vanity and fan/light combination in all full and 3/4 baths, non-vented range hood and smoke detectors

Exterior Recep: One at each exterior door on GFI circuit

Door Chimes: One on front and rear door

TV and Phone: Two TV (RG 6 quad braid coaxial cable) and two phone (CAT 5 high capacity)


Water Lines: PEX plastic lines with shut off valves at sinks hot water heater, lavatory, and water closet

DWV: Schedule 40 PVC

Sill Cock: Two frost-proof faucets

Fixtures: Moen single-lever faucets

Vanity Tops: Kerrico cultured marble with integral formed lavatory sink

Water Closet: American Standard vitreous China elongated 1.6-gallon water conserving bowl and seat

Accessories: 2 towel bars and 1 paper holder, surface mounted

Water Heater: Bradford/White 50 gallon electric hot water heater


Carrier heat pump with air conditioning


Custom-drawn prints


Professionally cleaned upon completion

Get the help you need from start to finish. Take advantage of exceptional architectural design, drafting services, and home customization.

Call today to start work on your perfect home.


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