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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 Houston

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

Backed by our 10-Year Transferable Structural Warranty.

Pre-Drywall Deep Clean

We clean all the wall cavities so they're free of sawdust and debris. Your air will be healthier and you’ll breathe easier.

2,500 PSI Concrete Foundation

Strong, strong, strong.

LED 6” Surface Mount Lights Throughout The Home

Even lighting gives you flexibility in placing your furniture where you want, not where light fixtures are placed.

Lo E3 Vinyl Windows

They really keep the heat out. You’ll feel the difference.

Blower Door Test

This test checks your home for any air leakage. Then, if any are found, we seal them up.

Custom-Designed Closet Shelving

Organizes closets and maximizes storage.

Extended HVAC Warranty

You're covered longer, free of charge.

Carrier® 16 SEER System

Gives you cleaner air and lower energy bills. And you can lower them further with the Wi-Fi Honeywell thermostat.

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 method's 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.

Schedule a visit and get a look behind the walls. You see exactly how much better we really are.

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