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Save Green with Gerstad

As home owners ourselves, we at Gerstad Builders understand the importance of having a cost effective, energy efficient home. That’s why we take every opportunity to help you save some green, while helping the environment and building in a more eco-friendly manner. When you build with Gerstad, you know you’ll be getting a home that features:

  • Environmentally sensitive site plans to preserve trees and natural terrain
  • Soil and erosion control measures on site
  • Recycled soils from the site used in underground pipe trenches
  • Ecologically friendly storm water management
  • Water saving toilets
  • Water saving shower heads
  • Cabinet boxes made from ecologically friendly furniture board
  • 0SB floor, wall and roof sheeting made from processed wood of new growth trees
  • Engineered roof trusses to reduce structural roof members
  • Manufactured structural beams to preserve old growth timber
  • Energy efficient windows with Low-E / Energy Star
  • Energy efficient entry doors with foam insulated core
  • Window installation caulked and taped for energy efficiency
  • 92% efficient furnace
  • 13 Seer efficient air conditioner
  • Water heater with energy saving back flow preventer
  • Foam exterior wall sheeting
  • Corners and floors sealed for energy savings
  • Energy barrier house wrap
  • Insulated basement walls
  • Environmentally friendly Puron refrigerant in AC units
  • Insulation with reduced off commission
  • Energy star compliant dishwasher
  • Recycled carpet padding
  • Homes built to the international energy compliance code

With additional energy savings available, it’s clear to see why so many have chosen to call Gerstad their McHenry county home builder of choice. Whether you’re looking to live in Bailey Estates, Liberty Trails, The Trails of Dawson Creek or The Trails of Pheasant Ridge, you’ll be sure that you have a quality, well-built home that will last a lifetime. For more information about any of these new home communities, visit the Gerstad website today!

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