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This list highlights key standard features and benefits of a HANSON BROTHERS built home:


1. Active charter member of the Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead

2. Complimentary custom drawn floor plans 

3. Single point of contact from beginning to end, no hand-offs

4. Thorough bid price to accurately reflect the integrity of the home you desire. We don't believe in hidden costs or surprises

5. Accurate, true allowances included in your bid for items such as cabinetry, plumbing and light fixtures 

6. Selection options are not limited to what you see in a showroom. Our preferred reputable vendors specialize in their area of expertise and will work directly to ensure your vision for your home is achieved

7. Steve, our finishing carpenter, employed by Hanson Bros for 30 years, shares our high standard for quality and takes great pride in completing unsurpassed finish work 

8. Design time with Monica Hart Interior Design

9. You choose wall colors (not just white on white). Finish coat of paint is done right before move in (not mid-construction when it will get dirty)

10. We can help with financing 

11. Hanson Bros. homes meet 5 Star+ energy rating

12. 30 year, 240 lb. architectural grade shingles (not a lightweight three tab)

13. Steel siding, soffit and fascia (not vinyl)

14. Choice of Andersen or Hayfield windows, both Minnesota made, are built to withstand the climate of our region

15. Exterior doors painted to match house color, inside and out, or your choice of color

16. Deadbolts on all exterior doors (insurance companies give discounts for this)

17. Exterior doors feature maintenance free aluminum brick mold and jamb (not wood that has to be painted) 

18. 3 stall garages are a minimum of 32 feet for ease of opening car doors (there should be more than one foot between the 16 foot door and the nine foot door)

19. Garage walls insulated to R11 and garage ceiling and walls are sheetrocked

20. Extruded aluminum brick-mold maintenance free garage door frames

21. Overhead garage doors are insulated and garage door openers are included on all stalls

22. White melamine closet systems in all closets, not wire

23. Open stairways have baluster and rail design (not sheetrock half wall) and all stairways have wood skirt boards on sides of steps (not just sheetrock)

24. Seamless gutters

25. Homes are professionally cleaned, including the windows, prior to move-in

*Remember, there are parts of your new home that you cannot see that are just as important if not more important than the parts that you can see:

26. Foundations are built to certified flood specifications, including foundation water proofing with a 15 year warranty

27. Over 10 inches of pea rock covering drain tile around exterior footings and walls. This is full-footing depth excavation that allows for maximum drainage

28. Full eight foot foundation walls 

29. Drain tile around interior footings in full basements

30. During construction, basements are heated in winter and not left to freeze up and heave from frost

31. 3/4 inch tongue and groove sub floor, glued and screwed which is engineered to withstand climate during construction (not generic particle board)

32. Floor joists spaced a maximum of 19 inches on center, not 2 feet on center

33. Tyvek brand house wrap (not a cheaper substitute)

34. All four sides of windows have integrated isobutyl flashing membrane (not just Tyvek tape), protecting from air and water infiltration

35. All trusses are properly cross blocked to prevent "bagging" of roof plywood and ceiling sheetrock

36. Whirly bird wind turbans for attic ventilation (moves more air than standard roof vents)

37. High efficiency gas furnace 

38. High efficiency gas water heater

39. Exterior walls insulated to R21 and R50 blown fiberglass ceiling insulation

40. Hanson Bros. is certified in "GREEN BUILDING" by the National Association of Home Builders