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Charlie Knapp Builders, Inc.

Custom. Quality. Integrity.

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"Green" Features

Long before the term "green" became popular in the building industry, Charlie Knapp Builders has been building houses with a consciousness towards conserving energy.  We pay special attention to small details during the construction process to make sure that your new custom project is as energy efficient as possible, using the lowest amount of utilities as possible.  Below is a list of just some of the features we have done in past projects with a positive impact on the environment:

  • 2x6 exterior wall provide more room for insulation to reduce heating/cooling need
  • Raised heel on our rafters provide more room for insulation in ceiling to also reduce heating/cooling need
  • Low E glass windows with Energy Star rating
  • Blown-in foam insulation increases insulation effectiveness
  • Geo-Thermal units in place of traditional furnace units
  • Special attention to properly vented attic spaces to reduce heating/cooling need
  • High efficiency furnaces and water heaters
  • Bamboo flooring
  • Trex and other composite decking