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Quality Products Make a Difference:


The quality of the products and materials used by your contractor has a big impact on the overall quality of your home. That’s why
it is important to work with a reputable, professional contractor —someone
who doesn’t take shortcuts or compromise by choosing inferior products and

From construction materials to mechanical systems to
finishing products, the marketplace offers a tremendous range of choices.
Professional contractors carefully consider and balance many different factors
to make sure that home buyers get the best overall possible value.
Compatibility with codes and standards. There are standards for many products
used in new home construction. Some are mandatory and may be referenced in
building codes, others are voluntary. Manufacturers of quality products ensure
their products are tested and certified regardless, so builders and their
clients know what they are getting.

The reassurance of brand names. Manufacturers of brand name products invest
significantly in quality. They do ongoing research and development to bring
new, improved products to the market. They stand behind their products with a
warranty and after-sales service. As well, they offer training and technical
assistance to new home builders. That’s a lot of reassurance.

The “green factor”. Many products claim to offer some kind of environmental benefit. Professional
new home builders look behind the claim for solid, verifiable information that you
are getting what you expect.

 Price. Quality comes at many price levels. New home builders are
always on the lookout for products that offer homebuyers the performance and
style they want, at a price that fits comfortably within their budget.



This backgrounder has been prepared by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association.

New Homes Month is sponsored by Genworth Financial Canada and the Canadian Home Warranty Council.