Imitation Cedar Shakes -- Lancaster, PA

Imitation Cedar Shakes -- Lancaster, PA

For complete installation of imitation cedar shakes, contact Brookline Builders. Although real cedar shakes are beautiful, they don't last as long as imitation cedar.

Imitation cedar shakes are made out of a composite material and offered by several companies, DaVinci, and Tamko's Lamarite Shake, Enviroshake and Carlisle.

Imitation cedar shakes can be installed in a random pattern or in traditional styles.

Contact Brookline Builders for all your composite or imitation cedar shake installation needs.

Save Thousands of Dollars on your Next New Home in Lancaster, PA

Save Tens of Thousands of Dollars on your Next New Home in Lancaster, PA

Of course if your next new home costs less than a thousand dollars this will not apply to you!

If you are planning to build a new home, Brookline Builders suggests that you take a second look at why you are planning to build a new home. The answers to some soul-searching questions may make you think twice about what you are planning to build and you could save tons of money!

Here are a few important things to ponder:

  • Do you want a new home to escape problems you have in your present home. A new home is only new for a very brief period of time. This is the time of the final walk through with the builder right before settlement. As soon as you start the moving process, your house is not new and will require maintenance to keep it from falling into disrepair. If your present house is in disrepair, it may not be long until your new house will be in the same predicament. Why not stay where you are and repair?
  • Do you want a new home because your present home isn't big enough? If the family has grown in size, and now you are faced with the fact that you need more bedrooms, play areas, storage areas, den areas, workout areas, and entertainment areas, stop and consider that families who are relationally close like to spend time together and don't need a lot of room. They are always communicating and playing games together. If you have a family that enjoys spending time together, all those extra rooms will go to waste. Why not spend time improving family communications and save lots of money by not escaping to private spaces. When arguing, stay and work it out; it could save lots of money.
  • Do you want a new home to impress your friends? True friends are happy in a tent eating peanut butter fold-overs. If a big house is needed to get more friends, these friends could cost you o furtune over the next thirty years. Ask yourself, "Is it worth the mortgage payment, insurance payment, maintenance costs, property taxes and decorating costs just to impress your friends?" The best friends you will ever have are the ones that visit you in the hospital, not the ones who will only visit you in your big home.
  • Do you want a new home to make your energy bill a bit lower? Staying in an existing home and remodeling to meet green energy standards will always make less of an impact on our environment than building a new home. There is a huge amount of unsustainable energy that goes into a new home, including things such as all the fuel needed just to dig the foundation! If you stay where you are, add a second floor, insulate, upgrade windows with storm windows, upgrade to energy star appliances, have an energy audit completed, and insulate again, you will save money and the environment. These items are huge long-term money savers.
Brookline Builders suggests that you stay where you are, upgrade, remodel, or build upward, so you will save tens of thousands of dollars. Oh yes, don't forget to simply turn off the lights!

Lancaster Home Builders in Lancaster, PA

Lancaster Home Builders in Lancaster Pa

If you are looking for top quality construction in Lancaster Home Builders that are located in Lancaster, PA, you have come to the right place.

Lancaster, PA, is full of top quality contractors that with very high skill levels. To pick a good contractor can be a difficult decision, but it can be made a bit easier through finding out how the contractor will schedule the job.

Brookline Builders is only one of all the Lancaster home builders that offers an interactive web application to help communicate with you, the customer. Our website will send automated updates to alert you if the schedule changes for your project.

Many Lancaster home builders are using the same materials, the same inspectors, and the same sub contractors. The difference is in the communication. Brookline Builders knows we stand above other Lancaster home builders because we communicate!

Build Green, Build Small: contact Brookline Builders

Small Home Sustainability

Small Home Sustainability

Brookline Builders is a big advocate for small sustainable homes. Big homes are huge energy users, not only from the actual energy consumption that it takes to heat and cool them to temperatures that are comfortable to humans. Big homes are a waste of valuable building resources and personal finances. As a builder and remodeler for over 20 years.I have heard way to many comments from customers building primarily to impress and not as much for function. I have been in countless 3000 sq. ft. homes during a 90 degree day, while the owners are away working and the AC systems are keeping the temperature at a cool 72 degrees. This type of energy waste is more than our society can sustain for an extended period of time.

Small homes that are properly insulated, energy regulated are not only less of a financial burden but are also much faster to sell in case of an emergency. Think Small, Think Green, Stay where you are and build an addition instead of building a huge new home.

Although Brookline Builders has built many new homes, we are advocating the retrofitting of your existing home to meet your needs. If you do need to build new Brookline Builders is a strong advocate for small home sustainability.

Jonathan Owens has been a Lancaster Pa contractor for 21 years. Contact Brookline Builders for all your remodeling, new home and historic restorations.

GREEN SUSTAINABLE HOMES IN LANCASTER PA

GREEN SUSTAINABLE HOMES IN LANCASTER PA

Big model homes in Lancaster have been sitting unsold, building permits for new homes has slowed significantly, new home builders have very little work if any at all, employees and sub-contractors who have had years of steady work in fields related to new home construction are out of work. To top it all off, energy costs are out of control.

Could it be that we have gotten it all wrong? Most all new homes built in America over the past 15 years have been built with two main thoughts in mind: "Bigger is better" and "Will this impress"? Just two quick answers to those two questions.

Is Bigger Better? The answer to that question will require much more thought and soul-searching than it initially appears. After all to live in a smaller space with one-another can be difficult. It certainly is much easier to 'build big' so each child can have their own bedroom, play and work areas. In this way, each can retreat to their own private space's to avoid conflicts and noisy arguments. So to avoid these conflicts? Solution, we 'build bigger', pay higher energy costs, property taxes and maintenance.

Focusing on interpersonal family life communications is one way to build smaller and live greener. Remember at the end of our lives a house will not be visiting our deathbed but the family with whom we have invested our valuable efforts.

The financial sustainability of a big house becomes more difficult as the average home-owner ages. Could this be why retirement homes are so popular? If you build a smaller, well laid out home, you should be able to stay in that home for years longer than a 'big' home and have sustainability in both the financial and long term personal accessibility areas. The small home will also be easier for your children to maintain if you were disabled or to sell if the need arises.

Will my house impress? This is another soul-searching question. A 'big' house seems to scream 'I don't have many friends' or 'no one loves me the way I am'. If an impressive big house is the way to win true friends, then I don't want one. I have helped many people design homes and have heard often comments such as, "This will be much better than... ", or "won't... be impressed".

I would rather have a small efficient home with true friends, than a big house with lots of people visiting but not knowing if they are true friends. If a big house is needed for a big family then it certainly makes sense. If a big house is needed for entertaining, consider renting a local facility, it is much cheaper than paying taxes, energy costs and maintenance. Plus it will support a local business.

If a big house is needed to show-off wealth, it may be wise to get back to basic's, if even just to find out who are your 'real' friends and which ones just wish they had a lot of money.

The sustainability of a small non-impressive, efficient house will be simple and easy for almost all responsible people. It will be much easier on the environment. and last but not least, the small house will go a long way to help us concentrate on contentment and developing true friends.

Jonathan Owens owner of Brookline Builders Inc in Lancaster County Pa, is a Lancaster County native, started Brookline Builders 21 years ago when he was 19. Although Brookline Builders will complete all your residential and commercial construction needs in Lancaster as well as surrounding counties, Jonathan personally enjoys the challenge of building small homes and historic restoration.

SMALL HOMES

SMALL HOMES IN LANCASTER PA

What are some of the reason's to build small homes in Lancaster Pa? Isn't building bigger better? A small house is much easier sustained for years to come than a big one.

The financial sustainability of a big house becomes more difficult as the average home-owner ages. Could this be why retirement homes are so popular? By the time you add in energy costs, higher taxes and increased maintenance, small homes look more attractive.

If you build a small home that is well designed, you should be able to stay in that home for years longer than average. The small home offers sustainability in both financial and physical areas for both you and your children.

The sustainability of a small non-impressive, efficient house is very simple for almost all responsible people, and will go a long way to help us concentrate on contentment and developing true friends. After all have you ever heard of a house visiting someone on their deathbed?

Build Green, Build Small Homes

SMALL HOMES

SMALL HOMES IN LANCASTER PA

What are some of the reason's to build small homes in Lancaster Pa? Isn't building bigger better? A small house is much easier sustained for years to come than a big one.

The financial sustainability of a big house becomes more difficult as the average home-owner ages. Could this be why retirement homes are so popular? By the time you add in energy costs, higher taxes and increased maintenance, small homes look more attractive.

If you build a small home that is well designed, you should be able to stay in that home for years longer than average. The small home offers sustainability in both financial and physical areas for both you and your children.

The sustainability of a small non-impressive, efficient house is very simple for almost all responsible people, and will go a long way to help us concentrate on contentment and developing true friends. After all have you ever heard of a house visiting someone on their deathbed?

Build Green, Build Small Homes

NEW HOME SELECTION IN LANCASTER PA

Selecting your new home in Lancaster Pa can be overwhelming because of the diverse selection available. Brookline Builders would suggest selecting or designing a new home that is smaller rather than larger. Brookline Builders Inc, has helped many customers design and build the new home of their dreams. I have observed when a customer isn't sure how they will fit into or use, their new home, they usually say "make it bigger", instead of spending time and exerting effort into designing the home around their lifestyle. Most big homes rarely get used to the fullest extent and are often more for show than practicality. The unused home ends up costing huge amounts in taxes and energy. Brookline suggests to build a smaller, smartly constructed and wisely laid out floor plan that will meet the needs of your family. If you need to entertain alot, renting a space for parties is more environmentally friendly than building a showy house that won't get used very often. Call or contact Brookline Builders to assist you in selecting or building your next new efficiently designed green new home.

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