Exterior Features

Items noted as “per plan” differ by design.  These items are specified on the rendering and/or floor plan shown on the brochure and are included in the new home price.

Contract to Dig

  • Professional one-on-one design and customization services
  • Site valuation and lot development assistance
  • Builder pre-construction meeting
  • Temporary electric pole set
  • Building permit submittal and pickup


  • Lot staking
  • Excavation of basement
  • Rough grading of disturbed soils with positive drainage away from house

Basement and Foundation

  • 8″x16” sealed concrete footers
  • Full basements (per plan)
  • 8’ poured concrete foundation with engineered steel rebar reinforcement (Per Soil Conditions)
  • GMX Ultra-Shield 2-3/8” R-10 waterproofing system with 30-year transferable warranty
  • Interior and exterior drain tile, floor drain and sump pump
  • Two Dalaco insulated operable basement windows
  • 4″ thick concrete slabs over 4” gravel prep
  • Garage is always filled with gravel, never soils
  • 6 mil basement poly vapor barrier

Stick-Built Construction

  • Pressure treated 2×4 / 2×6 sill plates with sill sealer anchored to poured wall
  • 2×10/ 2×12 dimensional floor joist (sized per plan)
  • 3/4″ OSB structural panel tongue-and-groove subfloor glued and nailed to reduce squeaks
  • 2×6 studs at 16” on center with double top plates and 3-ply headers (sized per opening)
  • 2×4 garage wall studs
  • Full 8’ high ceilings (per plan)
  • 2×6 SPF subfascia with full 12″overhangs (per plan)
  • Shingled eave returns with gutter wrap (per plan)
  • Fully sheathed OSB exterior
  • Raised  heel engineered roof system with 7/16” OSB sheathing and clips

Front Porches (per plan)

  • Built on poured concrete wall (not treated posts)
  • 2×6/2×8 treated Southern yellow pine (SYP) deck joists
  • 5/4×6 premium grade treated SYP decking with painted wood skirt board
  • Custom built 10×10 traditional painted wood front porch posts (per plan)
  • Tall painted wood wrapped traditional porch beam(s)


  • Andersen 200 Series® Low-E, tilt wash, double-hung wood windows with screens (per plan)
  • Internal grilles on front elevation (per plan)
  • 9-Lite Fiberglass door or Andersen 6’ PermaShield® Low-E sliding glass door (per plan)
  • Jeld-Wen or PlastPro fiberglass insulated entry doors; not steel (per plan)
  • Maintenance-free Heartland HeartTech® .044” thick Super Polymer® vinyl siding unless otherwise noted (per plan)
  • Vinyl shutters with Lifetime Warranty or aluminum window wraps on front elevation (per plan)
  • Wayne Dalton® 9100 series insulated overhead garage door (per plan)
  • GAF timberline hd® lifetime dimensional shingles over 15 lb felt underlayment with closed-cut shingle valleys (per plan)
  • Ice guard membrane at eaves to prevent ice-damming
  • AirVent ShingleVent® II ridge vent and perforated aluminum soffits to provide roof ventilation
  • Seamless aluminum gutters and downspouts

Interior Features

Insulation & Sealing

  • House wrap on all exterior walls and gable ends
  • Premium air infiltration reduction package
  • R-10 GMX Thermal Drain® basement insulation panels
  • 4′ fiberglass drape basements/crawls (per plan)
  • R-60 blown fiberglass attic insulation
  • R-19 kraft faced batt interior insulated exterior walls


  • 200 amp service panel
  • NEC compliant wiring throughout
  • Garage door outlet and opener sensor wire
  • GFI outlets located at front and back of home
  • 2 GFI outlets in garage (per plan)
  • Hardwired smoke alarms with battery backup at every level and in each bedroom
  • Circuits for well pump, gas furnace and air conditioner
  • Two phone jacks and tv outlets
  • Washer and dryer outlets
  • Front door bell
  • Kichler light fixtures or allowance

Heating & Cooling

  • Lennox Merit® ML 193E gas furnace with Power Saver™ constant-torque blower motor design (93% AFUE rating)
  • Lennox  Merit® 14 SEE 14ACX air conditioner
  • Energy saving programmable thermostat
  • Custom designed, hand-built mastic sealed duct work
  • Whole house auto-damper fresh air ventilation system
  • Exhaust vent for electric dryer


  • PEX cross-linked polyethylene flexible water supply lines (not CPVC)
  • 50 gallon electric water heater
  • Two  frost-protected hose bibs
  • Sump pit and pump
  • Washer connections
  • Ice maker outlet box
  • Installation of homeowner supplied dishwasher
  • Mansfield Alto® 135-160 elongated bowl water closets (not round)
  • Sterling® 48” or 60” solid Vikrell® shower (per plan)
  • Basco® chrome trimmed obscure glass shower door in master bath
  • Sterling® 60” solid Vikrell® tub/shower unit in full bath(s)
  • Freestanding soaker tub (per plan)
  • Granite (group 1) vanity tops or English marble with china drop-in sinks
  • Choice of vanity or Mansfield Alto® pedestal sink in powder room(s)
  • Quality Moen® chrome handle/lever faucets throughout (no plastic)
  • InSinkerator Badger 5® 1/2 hp garbage disposal
  • Aditya AI-50/50 9” deep double bowl, 18 gauge stainless under-mount kitchen sink

Interior Finishes

  • Sherwin Williams® Low voc paint (1 color throughout) flat finish
  • Interior drywall fully finished, primed and hand painted with a flat sheen finish throughout
  • Custom knockdown textured interior ceilings (not stippled)
  • Garage walls and ceiling fully drywalled, taped and bed coated
  • Poplar stair parts with wood or wrought iron balusters
  • Baluster railings throughout
  • Painted farmhouse trim
  • Cased interior doors
  •  Windows are drywall returned with deep-painted wood sills
  •  Shoe moulding in all hard surface flooring areas
  • Jeld-Wen® raised panel, smooth texture interior doors
  • Schlage Plymouth® satin nickel door hardware with privacy locks on bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Front door with Schlage pitcher style handle set

Interior Finishes

  • Dead bolt type locks on other exterior swing doors
  • Custom built Riceland® shaker style painted maple cabinetry built locally near Orville, Ohio
  • Cabinetry features dovetail drawer boxes, crown molding, door hardware, a lazy Susan corner base cabinet (no blind base corners) and soft close doors
  • Most Models also Feature One or More Pantry Cabinets and Islands. Wood Toe Kick with Shoe Moulding Under All Cabinets (No Rubber Cove Base)
  • Wood toe kick with shoe moulding under all cabinets (no rubber cove base)
  • Granite kitchen countertops and 4” backsplash with under mount kitchen sink
  • Vinyl coated shelving with rod in clothes closets
  • Five rows of 16” vinyl coated shelving in pantry and linen closets
  • Vanity width mirrors installed 42” high at vanity locations
  • Shaw® carpet with 7/16” high density pad
  • Mannington® vinyl flooring over 1/4” underlayment
  • Luxury vinyl plank flooring in kitchen, entry and living space per plan


  • Final construction cleaning
  • Removal of construction debris
  • Final Walk Thru/Homeowner Orientation

Peace of Mind

  • 10 year Limited Transferable Structural Warranty
  • 1 year Builder Warranty per BIA of Central Ohio guidelines
  • 30-year Transferable Warranty on Waterproofing System
  • Lifetime Transferable Warranty on Vinyl Siding
  • Lifetime Warranty on Vinyl Shutters
  • All manufacturers warranties including but not limited to Andersen Windows, Schlage, Moen, Kohler
  • Complete homeowner manual and warranty packets delivered at closing

Why American Heritage Homes?

  • We have been building custom homes for over 25 years.
  • We are a small, locally owned Central Ohio company.  Our people live and work in the communities we build.
  • The size of our team enables us to be flexible and cost effective.
  • We answer to our customers, not a board of directors or investors.
  • Our Design Consultants have strong home design and interior design backgrounds making them an extremely qualified sales force.
  • Our homes maintain their resale value better than our competitors.
  • Multi-award winning Parade of Homes builder.
  • We understand that our innovation, integrity, hard work and respect for the values of our customers and communities guide our success.

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