#BetterMethods - Radon Gas Removal

During construction of all our new homes we install a Radon Gas Removal System. Radon is a harmful, odorless, radioactive gas and if exposed to this gas overtime serious health issues can occur. Radon gas is commonly known to accumulate under basement slabs and eventually find its way into the home. Our radon gas system we install is designed to remove any radon gas before it accumulates under the slab and divert the gas outside the house providing the best home air quality.

Radon Gas Level's

Being centrally located in Sheboygan we are placed in zone 2 for radon gas health hazards. And although most homes we build in the Sheboygan area will not have a radon gas problem, we are proud to ensure none of the homes we build will have a radon gas problem due to the radon gas removal system we install during construction.

#BetterMethods - Kickout Flashing

Kickout Flashing

During the roof install of all our new homes we install kickout flashing in all necessary roof wall locations. Kickout flashing is installed to divert any draining water close to the wall into the gutter system. The kickout flashing protects the wall below the roof line by preventing water from running behind the small gap in the gutter and draining onto or behind the siding which can lead to water issues.

 

Diverts the water away

Protects the Siding

Improves water drainage 

Results of noT INSTALLING Kickout Flashing

Without kickout flashing installed water can run off the roof top and penetrate the wall sheathing. This occurs because when the gutter systems are installed there is a small gap between the end of the gutter and the wall face. This small gap allows water to run through and potentially damage the siding and sheathing. 

#BetterMaterials - Fortress Floors

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During the final steps of the construction process we use Fortress Floors if the home owners decides to finish the garage flooring. Fortress Floors uses a polyurea base with a polyaspartic top coat which is far more durable than a common epoxy floor finish.

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Skid Resistant

Fortress Floors chip flooring is finalized with a textured finish which provides traction when foot traffic and vehicles are moving on the floor. Also, the textured finish on the floors will not become slippery when the floor gets wet.  

Low Maintenance

Dirt, oils, and other contaminates cannot penetrate the surface of the finished floor, which makes for easy cleaning and no concern for stains from engine drips. 

Limited Warranty

Fortress Floors is backed with a 15 year warranty on all the floors they install. 

#BetterMethods - Dust Control

 

Eliminates dust

Improves air quality

Protects the workers

 

 

Build Clean Dust Control

During construction of all our new homes and remodeling projects we have a Build Clean Dust Control System set up inside the house. This system continuously filters the air removing dust and allergens produced during the construction process. The Build Clean air filter keeps dust to a minimum inside the house, which keeps our homes clean and protects the people working inside the home. 

 

Zip Wall Dust Prevention 

During remodeling projects we install a zip wall dust prevention screen to keep the dust inside the remodeling area. This allows homeowners to continue to use their home with no concern for dust traveling throughout the entire home. Inside the protected area we have our Build Clean Dust Control System set up to eliminate the dust in the remodeling area.

#BetterMaterials - CertainTeed MemBrain

In mixed climates, where homes that heat in the winter and cool in the summer, homes using traditional polyethylene vapor retarders may actually trap moisture in the cavity during the summer.  This raises the risk of costly moisture and mold issues, structural damage, health consequences, and liability.

When insulating our new homes, we use CertainTeed MemBrain to prevent water vapor from getting trapped in the wall cavities. This leading edge product allows moisture to escape during humid summer months and blocks moisture from entering the walls during cool winter months.

CertainTeed MemBrain provides a balanced moisture level, creating a comfortable living condition.

Removes moisture when humidity levels are high

Removes moisture when humidity levels are high

   Resists moisture when humidity levels are low

   Resists moisture when humidity levels are low

#BetterMaterials - AdvanTech Subfloor Adhesive

Polyurethane bonding strength

AdvanTech's Subfloor Adhesive is used on all new homes we build to support both the loads during the construction process and the loads from everyday use. AdvanTech's Adhesive applies as a foam and turns into an adhesive gel to create an extremely strong bond between the joists and subfloor. The adhesive is water resistant which eliminates concern for water damage when the subfloor is exposed to harsh weather conditions, and can be adhered to wet or frozen wood.

Squeak Free WARRANTY

AdvanTech's Subfloor Adhesive is backed by a 10 year squeak free limited warranty. This subfloor adhesive creates a squeak free quiet floor system for all homes we build, which eliminates callbacks for squeaky floors.

#BetterMaterials - AdvanTech Flooring

#Build Better

At Rautmann Custom Homes, we are always searching for a better way to do things. When it comes to our floor systems, that philosophical approach results in the use of AdvanTech floor sheathing. Not only do we specify a stronger floor system than code requires, but the use of Advantech provides our homeowners with additional strength, superior weather resistance, and a much more stable surface for all of your beautiful finishing touches.

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Stronger Fastener Holding Power

AdvanTech’s floor sheathing product is stronger and stiffer then oriented strand board and plywood. This floor sheathing product eliminates any movement of the floor due to its stiffness, and holding power. In result the floor will not squeak, shake, or bounce and can support greater loads.

Water Resistant

AdvanTech's  flooring system resists water from entering the material, which in return will prevent any swelling and cupping from any precipitation or home water leaks.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

AdvanTech's floor system is backed with the best sub-floor warranty, the warranty can also be transferred to future home owners.