Modern Home Builder - Winter 2016 - Volume 2 - 28
RBG Design-Build Inc.
The Jersey Shore homes feature luxurious interiors and hurricane-compliant windows.
These features help property values in the area to rise after the devastation of
Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
the months they're not around. "We're there because we want to
go after the luxury high-end home buyer who needs to replace and
upgrade what's been damaged," he says.
Rose emphasizes that the design-build process can alleviate a lot
of worry and stress for homeowners by developing a unique working relationship with clients that ensures requirements are properly identified, clearly communicated and accurately fulfilled during
the entire course of the project. "I bring houses into the future to
make life more enjoyable for them," Rose says. "People want the
bells and whistles. We know better how to do that than anyone."
Property values in the Jersey Shore are down because of the devastation of the storm, but the area is gradually coming back. "People
are learning we're building hurricane-resistant homes that will not
be wiped away," Rose says. "Ours will not go away. We may have to
replant a few shrubs in the yard, but ours will not be destroyed."
To assuage the fears of new homeowners, RBG Design-Build
has upped the ante on its products. The new homes use hurricane-compliant windows, which can receive an impact from a
flying 2x4 without breaking the glass and can also withstand the
/Huber Engineered Woods/ The Secret of a Solid Subfloor
An important part of designing long-lasting floors for RBG Design-Build is choosing the right subfloors. Charles Rose uses AdvanTech® subfloor panels
for their superior strength and above-code ESR-documented performance values. "AdvanTech panels hold up so much better in wet conditions than other
subfloor alternatives like plywood and traditional OSB," Rose says. "It never expands and never requires leveling before installing finished flooring."
The moisture resistance of AdvanTech subfloors is especially important for coastal rebuilds like those Rose and his team at RBG Design-Build are
working on in New York and New Jersey. The panels withstand exposure to the elements without delaminating or swelling, which often causes costly
delays in the construction schedule. "Homeowners on the Jersey Shore have expressed concerns about moisture from future hurricanes. We make it a
point to explain the advantage of AdvanTech subfloor panels so they are reassured in the products we are putting into their home," he says.
AdvanTech panels have a unique combination of advanced moisture resistance along with high wood-density that helps grip fasteners in place and
keep floors flat. So AdvanTech subfloors not only eliminate moisture-related delays for sanding or replacement on the jobsite, but they help prevent
squeaky, bouncy floors for the life of the home. "AdvanTech is part of the silent floor assembly we use, and our homeowners enjoy quiet, peaceful
homes," Rose says.
With a Lifetime Limited Warranty and 500-day No-sanding Guarantee, AdvanTech are subfloor panels that builders, including RBG Design-Build, trust.
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