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Exclusive Whole Home Building Standards: a better-built home

There’s standard building code, and then there’s M/I. We only want to build homes that we’d want to live in ourselves. And we had to create better building standards of our own to do it.

Built into every M/I Home in Cincinnati

From the very beginning, it’s been our goal to build a better home with the features and benefits that give you confidence and lasting value. We employ the latest techniques in building science, even creating our own building standards that improve upon standard code. From foundation to rooftop, from wall to wall, we’re constantly striving to give our homeowners the very best in solid, sound, energy efficient living. For more than 40 years, homeowners have counted on M/I Homes for quality, integrity, trust and care. You can, too.

Confidence Added

Confidence is built-in thanks to our Industry Leading 15-Year Transferable Structural Warranty. You get peace of mind now, and added resale value down the road.

Flooring

Floors are Screwed, Glued & Sanded. This reduces squeaks while adding structural strength and durability.

Efficient Furnace

92% Efficient Furnace & Sealed Ductwork results in lower utility bills and even temperatures all year ‘round.

Tyvek

Full Tyvek® House Wrap keeps weather and moisture out and allows your home to breathe.

Concrete

Superior, Structural Concrete Slabs minimize settling and cracking.

2 x 6 Framing

2 x 6 Framing on exterior wall is stronger. It also gives us room for R-19 Insulation, which makes your home more comfortable and lowers energy bills.

State-of-the-Art Pex-A® Plumbing

Fewer fittings mean quieter, more durable, more efficient plumbing. This system greatly reduces pipe breaks due to freezing.

100% Whole Home Certified

Independent testing determines the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Score for every M/I home. This will tell you how much energy you can save compared to standard building code.

Our commitment to energy efficient living

Our methods result is a weather-tight, energy-efficient home with a lower cost of ownership. You’ll save as much as 30% on your energy bills compared to a home built to standard code. And that’s just the beginning. Our standards encompass everything in and around your home. And we do it all while being environmentally responsible.

The Whole Home Envelope

Every home is wrapped in a weather-tight envelope that keeps weather out and comfort in. We seal every seam, and caulk every crevice. No matter what the season, you’ll be comfortable. And you’ll feel even more comfortable with your lower energy bills.

Energy Efficiency

Higher standards and cost savings versus older homes*
CFL or LED bulbs promote a healthy home environment
Less energy usage required to cool and heat your home
Voids are filled, and seams are sealed
* Savings are proven by independent third party testing

Air

Clean air is recycled throughout for a healthy home
Whole Home systems radically reduce particulates and airborne allergens
Paints and sealants are low VOC

Water

Low-flow shower heads, faucets and toilets conserve water
State-of-the-art flexible piping for more direct water lines*
Reduced amount of impurity build-up
* In certain regions

Sustainability

Sustainability Responsible, environmentally friendly materials sourced throughout a Whole Home
Reduction of environmental footprint

The HERS® Index. Lower is better.

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS®) is the national standard for energy efficiency. A lower HERS® Index Score means lower energy costs.

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Your estimated annual savings

Annual energy costs and annual savings are estimations based on the calculated HERS® Index per this floor plan versus a RESNET standard for resale homes. The HERS® Index follows RESNET standards for certified 3rd party raters to follow.

Visit an M/I Home and experience the difference first hand.

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