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Home Buyer Resources


Terminology and phrases utilized throughout the building process may not be familiar to you. We have listed common terms and phrases for your reference. If you require additional information or clarification, please contact your Area Manager, as they will be with you throughout the building process to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.


A rain gutter, or narrow channel, or trough, forming the component of a roof system which collects and diverts rainwater shed by the roof.it is also known as an eaves channel, guttering or simply as a gutter. 


The process of calculating the cost of a project. This can be a formal and exact process or a quick and imprecise process.

Exposed Aggregate Finish

A method of finishing concrete that washes the cement/sand mixture off the top layer of the aggregate, usually gravel. Often used indriveways, patios and other exterior surfaces.

Exterior Elevations

Detailed, scaled and dimensional drawings of the roof and the exterior walls of your home. They show your home's profile (front, sides and rear), and indicate the location and types of exterior finishing materials to be used. 

Exterior/interior Finish Schedule

A detailed and specific listing of your choices of materials, colors, styles and models. This forms part of your contract.