The Inflation Reduction Act & Building Green

The Inflation Reduction Act & Building Green

Green homes often come with a prohibitive price tag, or at least that’s a perception that keeps many homeowners from considering purchasing green homes or pursuing eco-friendly home improvements. The Inflation Reduction Act is not the only...
Parade of Homes 2022

Parade of Homes 2022

R-Value Homes is pleased to promote our 2022 Parade of Homes showpiece.  We cannot wait for you to take in these thoughtful features and detailed craftsmanship. You cannot help but feel the difference when standing inside an R-Value home. Nestled on...
Details Your Insulated Concrete Form Custom Home Needs in Grand Rapids

Details Your Insulated Concrete Form Custom Home Needs in Grand Rapids

You’re planning on triple pane windows; you’re deciding on solar panels; you’re scanning the market for eco-friendly appliances! Choosing to build an Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) home often begins with a maze of decisions about details to include...
Designing a High-Performance Home in West Michigan

Designing a High-Performance Home in West Michigan

A lot of questions about building an insulated concrete form (ICF) home center around the design. Some of our most frequently asked about designing a high-performance home include the following:  Do I need to work with a certain designer? Can I use...
Simple Curb Appeal Ideas That Will Make a Big Impact

Simple Curb Appeal Ideas That Will Make a Big Impact

(Guest Post by Ray Flynn from DIY Guys) Home selling can be a time and labor-intensive process, even when you’re well prepared for all that goes into it. There are a few steps you can take to speed things up, however, and they’re not necessarily...
Ventilation and Your Custom Home: All You Need to Know

Ventilation and Your Custom Home: All You Need to Know

RenewAire, Fantech and Zehnder, oh my! You’ve decided that balanced ventilation is important in your new construction. Now a whole world of options lies before you. Choosing the proper ventilation for your project can be overwhelming. We all want to
What is an Airtight Custom Home and Do You Need One in Grand Rapids?

What is an Airtight Custom Home and Do You Need One in Grand Rapids?

If you haven’t considered an airtight home for your custom build, you may want to reevaluate, as there is a long list of benefits, including energy efficiency and personal comfort. At R-Value Homes, our time-tested process follows the principle of...
What is ICF and Do I Need One for My Custom Home?

What is ICF and Do I Need One for My Custom Home?

It can be easy to get lost in the noise of products and possibilities on the way to building your dream home.  One common mistake in the planning stage of a custom home is missing great options that you might not know about.  Interest in...
Mistakes to Avoid When Building an Energy Efficient Home| Grand Rapids

Mistakes to Avoid When Building an Energy Efficient Home| Grand Rapids

Many people want a home with an elevated level of energy efficiency. When you build an energy-efficient home, you make a long-term investment in your property’s sustainability and comfort. Your first time building an energy-efficient home will...
6 Reasons to Build an Energy Efficient Custom Home in Grand Rapids

6 Reasons to Build an Energy Efficient Custom Home in Grand Rapids

Modern construction trends, advanced materials, innovative building techniques, and even information technology have made the construction business more flexible and productive, which has improved the accessibility of energy-efficient homes for the...