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How do I know if my House is High Quality?

August 15, 2023

As a professional custom luxury builder, our company takes pride in creating high-quality homes.

We’d like our homebuyers to understand the difference between a well-built home and something less. What do we mean by “quality”? What do we mean by “high-performance” It’s not hard to find what makes a high-quality custom home, and what high-performance means to us.

Forest Grove BathroomHow Can I See Quality Construction?

We’ve found that the best way to help a homebuyer understand the construction process and appreciate the value of our materials and methods is to schedule visits to the job site at key milestones. As we walk a client through a newly framed house, for instance, we can point out the tight tolerances we require from our framing crew. We can show examples and explain why these standards help to ensure reliable performance and comfort in the finished home.

Next, homeowners can observe the ways we install the wiring, plumbing, and mechanical systems to make sure that they will perform as designed and promised. As construction continues, we encourage homeowners to schedule additional walkthroughs so we can showcase our high-level materials and methods. What is tough for clients to visualize in the office becomes clear as the house takes shape.

What Are Other Indicators of Excellent Home Builders?

The conditions of our job site are also an indicator of quality. We expect our crews and trade partners to maintain a clean site. Disposing of trash and scrap materials not only makes for a professional work environment but also a safe one. A clean job site is a safe job site. We believe that our insistence on a professional-looking job site translates to superior-quality workmanship.Mt. Hood view through window

As a new home nears completion, its quality is even easier for clients to see and understand. Adhering to or exceeding the highest industry standards, we work hard to make sure that walls are smooth and that cabinets, trim, and other fixtures fit snugly into place. Details matter. The windows and doors must operate seamlessly, and flooring and other finishes should meet our client’s highest expectations.

What Does Quality Construction Mean for my Finished Home?

The true test of quality construction is when a homebuyer moves in. This is when our high-performance craftsmanship truly shines. Our energy-efficient systems and conscientious construction create a high level of comfort and ease for our homebuyers. Solar panels mean lower energy bills, letting you think about more important things. Earlier conscientious that created a tight building envelope by eliminating air cracks achieves zero drafty corners in your home. Perfectly designed drawers ensure that everything is exactly where you need it, when you need it. Great design means no more needing to disrupt your cooking flow to walk over to that one cabinet that never closes quite right but is the only place that will fit what you always seem to need.

The way our homes stand the test of time and the rigor of everyday living is a testament to the quality and high-performance construction that we strive to achieve from the foundation to the rooftop.





-Winsome Construction is a custom luxury home builder, crafting high-performance homes throughout PortlandSalemBend, the Willamette Valley, and the North Oregon Coast. We invite you to stay connected with us by subscribing to our monthly newsletter  (enter your name and email below) or calling us today at 503-472-7402.


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