How New Hatteras Homes Should be Built
The New Jordan Residence in Hatteras
Hi, Sam Hagedon here. I’ve been building on Hatteras Island exclusively for 24 years. This is our affordable version of a house here on Hatteras. This is the Jordan job. Mr. Jordan has chosen to build a small one-story house that he can use for himself instead of having to rent it all the time.
This is a three bedroom, two bath home costing $180,000 and a new construction using 2 x 6 walls, 5/8 plywood and built towards the North American Homebuilding Green Building Standards Gold Level.
We’re trying to make the house more watertight, more energy efficient, and stronger. That’s why we use larger framing lumber – 2 x 6 as opposed to 2 x 4 framing lumber and 5/8 inch plywood on exterior walls. Rather than having soffit vents and roof vents, we’ve chosen to put in closed cell foam insulation in the attic so it is a closed environment.
When the hurricane winds come, which they will someday, and blow against this house, since there are no soffit vents and no roof vents, we should be able to eliminate a lot of the potential leaks that happen to most houses during hurricanes.
This is Brigands Bay subdivision – just a nice, friendly environment. The prices here for property are a little bit less than other places on the Outer Banks. Come on down and join us on Hatteras Island, and I’ll build for you exclusively on Hatteras Island.