Ellis Custom Homes, serving the Smith Mountain Lake area. Building trust one home at a time!

  • Smith Mountain Lake
    66 Builder's Pride Dr
    Hardy, VA

Home specifications - Ellis Custom Homes

Below you’ll find the standard features of every Ellis home. See something you’d like to change or upgrade – it’s part of the process and we’ll work with you on each item.

Framing, Roofing, and Siding

No matter how you finish your house, the frame is still the most important, and costly, part. Our Framer series floor joists and Advantex sub-floors mean that long after warranties have come and gone, you'll be able to trust in the quality.

  • Sill plates, pressure-treated pine
  • Weyerhauser framer series floor joists
  • 2×4 Studs 16″ O C exterior & interior walls
  • 7/16” OSB sheathing on exterior walls and roof
  • Advantech Subfloors
  • Pre-engineered truss roof system (most models)
  • Whole house wrap
  • Framing lumber – kiln-dried whitewoods
  • All framing material & sizes to meet local code
  • Architectural fiberglass shingles
  • Certainteed .042 vinyl siding
  • Brick or stone veneer on models where shown
  • Vented vinyl soffit and aluminum fascia
  • Seamless aluminum gutters

Windows & Doors

One reason for building a new home is lower maintenance. Fiberglass doors are warm and will not crack or dent like steel. And be sure you're getting double-hung windows that allow both sashes to move and tilt for cleaning!

  • Vinyl double-hung Low-E tilt windows
  • Screens on all operating windows
  • Skylights (per plan)
  • Shutters on windows (front of home only)
  • Vinyl Low-E patio doors
  • Exterior insulated fiberglass doors
  • Steel insulated garage doors with openers
  • 6-panel Colonial Masonite interior doors
  • Quikset locksets in choice of finishes
  • Vinyl exterior porch posts, railings & balusters (Structural grade posts when required)

Interior Trim, Cabinets & Flooring

Interior trim, although not structural, is the part you see every day, so you want it to last. Our cabinets are all solid wood with the features you're looking for.

  • Solid hardwood kitchen cabinets with crown moulding
  • Granite kitchen countertops
  • Solid hardwood bath cabinets with wallettes
  • Cultured marble vanity tops in bathrooms
  • Windows cased, including sills with apron
  • Vinyl in kitchens and baths
  • ClosetMaid vinyl-coated shelving in all closets
  • Colonial trim FJ-pine, painted one color3/4” Hardwood foyers
  • Plush stain resistant nylon carpet with 15-year warranty

Electric & Plumbing

Mechanical systems are where you'll find the biggest difference in builder pricing. We offer Daikin heat pumps with a 12 year warranty.

  • Daikin 15-SEER heat pumps w/electronic thermostat
  • 30” smooth-top self-cleaning range
  • 1.6 CF 1000 watt microwave hood
  • 4-cycle dishwasher
  • Electric dryer hookup with vent to outside
  • Outside GFI receptacle at each door, min. 2
  • Ice-maker hook up for refrigerator
  • (2) telephone & (2) tv jacks
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detectors all bedrooms wired direct
  • Door chimes front and back
  • 200 AMP electric service
  • Exhaust fans vented to exterior in all bathrooms
  • Ceiling fans in family or great rooms
  • Complete lighting fixture package
  • Double-bowl stainless steel sink
  • Moen single lever kitchen faucets in 3 finishes
  • Moen 2 handle bath faucets in 3 finishes
  • Pedestal sink in powder rooms
  • 1-piece Gel-coat tubs
  • Fiberglass Gel-coat showers with doors
  • Pex waterlines
  • 50-gallon quick recovery electric water heater
  • Frost-free outside spigots, front and back

Insulation & Interior Wall Covering

Our homes meet or exceed all Virginia state energy codes and are finished off with high-quality, brand-name paint.

  • R-19* band insulation
  • R-38* ceiling insulation (vaulted ceilings R-30)
  • R-19 Framed basement walls
  • R-15* Sidewall insulation in 2×4 stud
  • R-19 Basement ceiling insulation
  • 1/2″ Drywall, glued and hung with screws & nails
  • Walls painted 1 coat primer & 1 finish coat flat
  • *Insulation done to most current code

Basement Foundation & Concrete

Today's properly built homes have done away with the old porous cement block foundations that were notorious for moving, cracking and, most commonly, leaking in favor of solid poured concrete walls. The latest Warm-n-Dri foundation coatings along with the Drain-star removal system allow Ellis to offer a written 30-year dry basement warranty.

  • Basement walls coated w/ Warm-n-Dri
  • Outside Footer Drains
  • Drain-Star water removal system
  • Gravel under basement concrete
  • 4 course 8″ block on bi-level and splits
  • 8’ poured concrete foundation walls to code
  • 4” concrete basement and garage floors
  • 24” poured walls on porches, patios and stoops
  • Footers under all porches, stoops, patios and garages
  • Concrete slabs on porches, stoops and patios
  • Concrete in attached garages reinforced with steel rods
  • Expansion joint around perimeter of basement concrete

Post-construction & Warranties

Ellis Homes offers a competitive warranty package. A new home is a big investment, and we take pride in our customers resting easy knowing that their investment is protected by one of the area's most reliable and competent builders.

  • 1-year warranty on all workmanship
  • 30-year Dry Basement Warranty by Tuff-n-Dri
  • Home professionally cleaned upon completion