THE HIGH COTTON DIFFERENCE
At High Cotton Homes, we are proud to be on the forefront of providing the Shoals area with the latest in building science. This means we may do things a little differently than other builders, but we strongly believe in providing a quality product. We frequently go above and beyond local building codes, and we believe in a higher set of standards for our home builds. We have no doubt that we can create a beautiful house, but we want our homes to be more than what meets the eye. We take it a step further with higher efficiency, cleaner air and drier crawlspaces. We achieve this through steps such as crawlspace encapsulation, active radon systems, spray foam insulation packages, quality weather resistive barriers, HVAC design services and ensuring air tightness.
Check out the resources below for a more in depth look at how we do things!
We hope you notice the difference in High Cotton Homes from our first encounter. We enjoy getting to know our clients from the start, so we can provide you with the personalized experience you desire. Our objective is to create as much clarity as possible, and we provide each of our clients with a detailed estimate and budget for their build. We give our clients access to the financial information of the build through our software, CoConstruct. We would love to show you a demonstration of how CoConstruct is revolutionizing the details of home building.
"The High Cotton Homes team truly cares about building a beautiful, customized home. They are available all hours of the day and will do everything they can to be transparent and realistic while helping you work within your budget."
The Bailey Family
Will and Todd Witt discuss the benefits of spray foam insulation in your custom home.
There's more to heating a cooling your home than you think. Check out this video of how we properly plan and install our HVAC systems.
Will and Todd Witt talk about the common problems with crawlspaces and what we do differently to solve them
Sloping the window sill allows any water that has leaked in over time to drain out. It will also be covered in a water proof membrane to prevent rot.
We waterproof our crawlspaces on the outside before backfilling or adding exterior finishes.
Step 1 of making a slab home air tight. A foam gasket is placed in between the bottom of the wall and the concrete.
The double foam gasket fills any voids in the concrete and creates a tight seal to prevent air and bugs from getting into your home.
Zip system with an extra membrane around the window sill prevents moisture from reaching the structure of your home.
This chase was designed into the floor truss system to allow for mechanicals in this slab home.
Fan in place for an active radon system
Jumper ducts in our HVAC systems allow for circulation and even airflow and temperature distribution.
Framing with 2x6 studs allows for extra width to insulate around the headers
2x6 24" O.C. stud walls allow for a higher R value in this home
Ladder T framing behind the walls allows for seamless insulation
A "California corner" is a more efficient way to frame an exterior corner
Icynene spray foam
Rain screen installed behind the exterior Hardie board for proper water drainage.
Full home water filtration system and reverse osmosis system for drinking water
Another benefit as a client with High Cotton Homes is the team we've built to oversee your build. Will King is the owner and licensed home builder; he supervises the quality and troubleshooting of construction. Amie VanDeRostyne is our lead interior designer. She meets clients in the beginning and works with you for the duration of the build to ensure a great home design. Abigail Worthy is dedicated solely to the financial side of our business and handles all of the accounting on your build. In addition, Sam Martin, our project manager, oversees the job sites, scheduling and subcontractors. Field engineer Josh Nall keeps a check on day-to-day tasks and progress at the construction site. Shannon Spears is a point of contact for our clients for scheduling or any concerns. Last but not least, we have carpenters Josue Rivas and Heriberto Navarette that give us an edge on custom work and quality control.
PRODUCTS WE ARE PROUD TO USE