We hope you are enjoying your new community in your new home. We hope that you find the following tips helpful in maintaining and protecting your new home
Your new grass should
root within 10-14 days
Watering your lawn for 10-15 minutes three times per day should enable you to provide enough moisture without overwatering.
DO NOT WALK
Take care not to walk or run on new sod, as this can prevent the fragile young roots from developing properly. This is for pets too.
WAIT TO MOW
It’s a good idea to wait at least five weeks to mow your lawn after installation in order to avoid cutting the new sod too close to the root.
The moisture content of the materials in your home is at its highest level when it is new. This may cause condensation to form on cold surfaces that are exposed to warm moist air. We typically see this on window surfaces. Most of the excess moisture in the materials are used to build in your home should escape in the first year.
As the moisture level reduces you may notice baseboard shrinking as well as some drywall cracks. These are normal during the drying process and will be addressed at your 11 month drywall touchup.
Ice dams can occur on roof edges that carry snow and go through freeze and thaw cycles frequently. If this occurs it is best to clear the ice away before it creates a damn.
Walkways & Concrete
Keeping concrete walks and driveways clear of snow and ice can be a challenge especially after snowfall; but it is best to clear snow as soon as possible. This will help limit the amount of ice you have to remove. Salt and chemicals can cause damage to concrete and should not be used. Sand and Kitty litter are two products that help with the traction if your concrete does ice up. Resealing your concrete every 3 years will help slow the aging process and will protect against road salt carried in with your vehicles.
It may be beneficial to adjust your heating and cooling registers from summer to winter. For example, the second floor would require more air in the summer while the first floor would require more heat in the winter. A simple adjustment to the registers will help with this.And don't forget to change your filter.
Caring for your wood floors
Clean Spills Immediately
Use Furniture Pads
Sweep Or Dust Daily
Use Wood Floor Cleaner Monthly
Re-Finish Every 3-5 Years
In winter the floors will shrink due to the house being dry from the heat. Make sure your humidifier is working properly.
Don't worry too much about the shrinking In the summer with the humidity the floor will expand back to its normal size.
1 year warranty
Request for Service using the attached repair request form.
Your NEW HOME
Have your lights,gas and water billS put THESE into your name the day of closing. The lights will be scheduled for disconnection from the builders name on the day of closing.
IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO PLEASE SIGN THE CONTRACT FOR YOUR 10 YEAR WARRANTY. IT WILL ARRIVE VIA DOCUSIGN
CABLE AND INTERNET. HAVE THESE SCHEDULED FOR SERVICE IF YOU PLAN TO HAVE THEM CONNECTED.
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