Our Building Practices with Energy Efficiency Details

Valido Homes employs the following standard practices while constructing each of its homes:


  • Form a drain footing forms, single sump crock
  • Poured walls, 8” thick
  • 15 year waterproofing

Framing Materials

  • Floor system- as engineered by company providing components, to include engineered I
    joists, beams and posts, coupled with dimensional lumber, to code.
  • Walls- Dimensional lumber, to code; 2x6 exterior walls, 2x4 exterior garage walls and
    interior walls.
  • Roof system- as engineered by truss manufacturer providing, with OSB plywood as a
  • Weather proofing- house wrap, sill seal, window tape

Electrical Components

  • 200 amp panel, 42 space
  • Standard toggle light switches, in white
  • Standard duplex outlets, in white
  • Bath fan/light combos at all full baths
  • GFCI outlets as required by code
  • Smoke/CO detectors as required by code
  • Can lights as defined in the electrician’s proposal to VHI
  • Keyless lights at garage and basement

Plumbing Components

  • 50-gallon gas water heater, direct vent
  • Moen Eva, in chrome, fixtures at all sinks, tubs and showers
  • Standard height, elongated toilets
  • Gel coat fiberglass tub/shower combo at main bath, gel coat fiberglass shower unit at master bath
  • Garbage disposal at kitchen sink
  • Laundry Oatey box
  • Water hook up for refrigerator
  • Pex water lines, PVC drain lines
  • Two lawn faucets

HVAC Components

  • 95% efficiency, 60,000 BTU furnace
  • 2-ton AC coil
  • Venting for all full baths
  • Venting for dryer
  • Gas piping to furnace and water heater
  • April Aire #2210 filter


  • Unfaced R19 at all exterior walls, with 6 mil vapor barriers
  • Blown in cellulose, R 50 at attic
  • Spray foam at floor rim joist
  • All penetrations sealed as required by code


  • 1/2” sheet rock on walls
  • 5/8” sheet rock on ceilings
  • Sand texture primer
  • One coat of flat paint on all walls/ceilings, one color throughout house
  • Garage finished to meet code: party wall and ceiling sheeted, with one coat fire tape at all joints
  • Remainder of wall/ceiling paint left on site for touch up


  • Hardwood cabinet frames, doors and drawer fronts, painted
  • Soft close drawers and doors
  • Dovetailed hardwood drawer boxes
  • Crown molding at uppers, pantry cabinets
  • Toe kick and shoe
  • Bar pull cabinetry hardware, in BN

Counter Tops

  • Acrylic one-piece tops at baths, stock color
  • Quartz tops in kitchen
  • Floors
  • LVP flooring at all main living areas and baths, stock color
  • Carpet at all bedrooms and stairways, color is stock


  • 4.25” base
  • 3.5” casing
  • Solid core doors, available in three configurations
  • Top of wall, stair stringers, handrails in stained wood
  • Closets at bedrooms: shelf and rod
  • Schlage Accent lever handle sets, in Brushed Nickel, privacy and passage
  • Towel bar and toilet paper holder provided at each bathroom, in chrome


  • Stock line, in Brushed Nickel

Exterior Doors

  • Front door Therma Tru unit, steel, quarter light, bored for handle and dead bolt, painted white, aluminum frame
  • Garage service door to house, Therma Tru, steel, slab door, bored for handle set, painted white
  • Garage service door to exterior, Therma Tru, steel, slab door, bored for handle set and dead bolt, primed ready for paint, aluminum frame

Garage Door

  • Aluminum garage door frame
  • CHI 2283 raised panel, solid, white, insulated garage door
  • Liftmaster 1/2 horse garage door opener
  • Keypad at garage door
  • Two remotes


  • Vinyl double hung units, with full screens, white inside and out
  • 6’ patio door, with screen


  • Architectural shingle in a variety of stock colors
  • Ice/water felt at eaves
  • Synthetic felt at remainder of roof deck
  • Ridge vent as required by code


  • Vinyl siding in a variety of stock colors
  • J channel finish at other doors and windows
  • White outside corners, color matched inside corners
  • White aluminum soffit and fascia


  • 5” gutter and downspout system