Building Homes Today for Our World Tomorrow

We all make choices every day about the way we work, live and play, as well as the impact we have on the planet. At American West, every day we choose to build the kind of energy efficient, elegantly designed homes that are the right choice for you and your family.

Your home is the epicenter for your life. American West is committed to making it healthy, energy efficient and comfortable and here is how:

ENERGY CONSERVATION

Your new American West home will be both Energy Star® and Energy Plus Certified. These certifications mean that your new home is twice as energy efficient than homes that only qualify as Energy Star®. Your new home is built better and uses less energy which results in reduced energy costs.

Low-E Windows & Sliding Glass Doors
The windows and sliding glass doors in your new home are built with vinyl frame materials and low e-glass coatings that significantly reduce heat transfer. The design and placement of the windows and doors also allow for the utilization of natural light to illuminate your home reducing the need for artificial light.

Exterior/Interior Doors
The material in your fully insulated fiberglass front entry door helps limit heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter.

WATER CONSERVATION

Plumbing Fixtures
The faucets in your new home help to conserve resources. These faucets employ water-saving 2.2 gallon per minute aerators to help eliminate wasteful excess water flow. Also included in your home are super-efficient water closets which are designed to perform with 1.5 gallons of water per flush. The plumbing fixtures not only help reduce your monthly utility bills, they also help you conserve our precious water for future generations.

Quick Recovery H20
The high efficiency water heater included in your home was designed to provide more hot water at a lower operating cost than other models.

Landscaping
You can select from many attractive Water Saving professional landscape designs. The natural materials and efficient designs provide beautiful yards, while reducing wasteful watering and promoting a healthier planet.

EFFICIENT AND HEALTHLY

14 S.E.E.R. HVAC
Your comfort is assured in your new home with a certified, engineered, climate control system. Your 14 S.E.E.R. HVAC exceeds the National Standard for energy efficiency. This advance system also utilizes ozone layer-friendly, environmentally sound Puron® refrigerant, which helps protect the air you breathe.

Thermo-Guard
The roof of your new home utilizes a heat transfer inhibitor known as Radiant Barrier Roof Sheathing. The advanced energy saving material minimizes the heat gain in your home in the summer by reflecting heat away from the attic. In the winter, the reflective coating reduces energy usage by redirecting the heat back into the attic.

Mold Blocker
Your new home is sealed with Pro-Installer® MOLDBlocker™ House wrap. This super-tough, recyclable, woven High Density Polyethylene fabric has micro perforations to allow the walls of your home to exchange air, which helps prevent moisture vapor from being trapped inside.

As a builder, we realize that your home will be a reflection of your family’s personality and values, so it’s with a sense of commitment, honor and pride that we build every American West home. When you buy a home built by American West Development, you can take comfort in knowing you’ve bought the best quality, choice and value in town.

For more information on our homes, visit our website at www.AmericanWestHomes.com or call (702) 308-1111.

March 26th, 2010 Uncategorized 0 Comment

Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Spring is a wonderful time of year. In Las Vegas, it is the perfect following after our chilly winter and a great prelude before the summer heat hits. With the days being almost idyllic, it is a perfect time to do some Spring Maintenance Tips around the house. 

Here is a list to get you started: 

Air Conditioning – Schedule service with a licensed Heating and Cooling (HVAC) contractor. Air filters should be changed monthly. 

Roof – Visually inspect for any damage and trim any trees if necessary. Replace any broken tiles. Inspect mastic at all roof penetrations and reseal if necessary. Check all roofing vents for bird nests. Remember, you can hire a licensed roofing contractor to perform an annual roof inspection. 

Chimney – Visually inspect for any damages to cap, flashing and masonry. 

Smoke Detectors – Change batteries if necessary. 

Garage Door Opener – Check operation of unit and lubricate per manufacturers instructions. 

Exterior – Check condition of paint and caulk. Check metal railings and paint as needed. Check all fascia and trim for deterioration. 

Clothes Dryer – Clean lint from duct and from unit per manufacturers instructions. 

Refrigerator – Clean coil, drain pan and check drain. 

Range Hood – Clean filter and wash blades. 

Bathroom Exhaust Fans – Clean grill and fan. 

Bathroom Tile – Check for voids in grout, caulk if necessary. 

Plumbing – Check for any leaks at fixtures, traps and piping. 

Shower and Tub Drains – Clean out hair and other debris. 

Water Heater – Draw sediment from tank as needed. 

Sprinklers, irrigation – Start system, drain and check for leaking heads or tubing.  

If you need assistance with any of your home maintenance items, please contact Home Service Plus at (702) 795-3758 or visit them at www.HomeServicePlus.net

A bit of Spring inspiration for you:

Home Service Plus – Our Warranty Provider

American West takes great pride in all the unique features that set us apart from other homebuilders. At American West, we are committed to excellence. Part of that commitment is providing a warranty service provider to our homeowners that stand above all the others. Home Service Plus is the warranty service provider for our homeowners. There is not a better company to provide this service for our homeowners as every employee of Home Service Plus is familiar with all aspects of American West’s strict construction standards. They know every detail of our home designs. 

Home Service Plus is also much more than a warranty service provider. Established in 1997, they are a company that is committed to providing personalized services in helping home owners maintain and enhance their most important investment – their home. Their experience staff of licensed and insured craftsman can handle just about every project imaginable for your home. From everyday warranty service, to yearly home maintenance and cleaning, to custom painting, to patio covers and balconies, there is no project too big for Home Service Plus. 

At American West, we understand that purchasing a new home is one of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime. It is extremely important to us to protect our buyers’ new home investment. Working together with Home Service Plus ensures that your investment is in good hands.

Building Excellence

With over 200 awards from local, regional and national industry peers, American West continues to be among the elite who keep on the cutting edge of design, quality and construction excellence. We know that building your new home right is the most important thing – homes with beautiful architectural features and home designs that work for real families. 

So rest assured that your new American West home is recognized throughout the country as being superior in both design and construction quality. 

The awards are nice, but what really matters is the over 15,000 families who have already moved up to the best home money can buy. Our commitment to cutting-edge design is highlighted by the amazing architectural features found in each of our homes. As you explore our homes, you will notice the pot-shelves, the arched windows, the built-in media niches, the gourmet state-of-the-art kitchens, the tri-level designs or the split-levels with included elevators. We are constantly finding ways to enhance family lifestyles. 

Industry recognition and customer referrals prove that American West understands the wants and needs of our homebuyers. We firmly stand behind what we do and know how important it is to build it right the first time. 

Some of our award highlights: 

ACE Award 

            Our commitment to quality was evaluated by a team of professionals who assessed over 2,000 builders across the country. They checked every facet of the building process, from construction techniques to quality-control systems to materials and the people on the field. American West surpasses expectations and became the only homebuilding company in the country to win the Award for Construction Excellence (ACE) – twice. 

Gold Nugget Award

            American West is proud to say that we are 8-time winners of the Gold Nugget Awards! Gold Nugget Awards honor creative achievements in architectural design and land-use planning for residential, commercial and industrial projects from the 14 western states and all countries bordering the Pacific Ocean. 

Homer Award

            Awarded by the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA), the Homer Awards honor and recognize the outstanding achievement and design excellence of the homebuilders of Southern Nevada. American West has won an astounding 24 Homer Awards for Best Single Family Detached homes in a variety of square footage categories, along with a 3-time win for Best Land Planning.

For informaton of all our homes and neighborhoods, visit our website at www.AmericanWestHomes.com or call (702) 308-1111.

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