One of the biggest advantages of building a new home is the ability to see and inspect the home during the process, so you never have to wonder what's behind those walls. Combine that advantage with knowledge that you have chosen a proven, reliable builder, then add the warranties offered with new homes, and you have a winning combination.
Ball Homes has a multi-faceted quality commitment that ensures a well-built home. First of all, our homes are built to meet or exceed the building standards of the community and the applicable federal standards. Numerous inspections are made during the construction process at various stages, by local building inspectors and by our own people as part of the quality control measures each home must go through.
Our homes are also certified Energy Smart by a third party, which means that each new home receives a series of tests and inspections that result in an individual energy rating certificate. These certificates allow homebuyers to compare a home's projected energy use to that of typical existing homes and standard new homes. New homes constructed under the Energy Smart program offer measurable energy savings over both other new homes built only to code, and over existing homes
Just as important as the official building inspections are the reviews of each homebuyer. Each homebuyer has the opportunity to attend a Pre-Drywall Orientation, where they walk through the home with the superintendent prior to the installation of drywall.
Homeowner Orientations are also scheduled prior to closing for each home, to give us a chance to formally review the property together. Ball Homes will also make arrangements to accommodate any independent third party a homebuyer wishes to hire to perform a professional final inspection, within the parameters of the construction schedule.
Ball Homes has been ranked by BUILDER magazine to be among the nation's top 100 builders annually since 1998, and moved up to #47 in the 2009 rankings. We are a Registered Builder Member of the Home Builders Associations in the areas where we build, and an Accredited Business member of the Better Business Bureau in those areas. Check our BBB rating at the logo on the bottom right of each web page. We are a family owned and operated business that has been building new homes in Kentucky since 1959, and we understand the value of a solid reputation and long term customer relationships, as well as the importance of investing in the communities in which we live and build. In fact, we have been privileged to be voted Favorite Builder each year since 2008 by participants in the Lexington Herald-Leader's Reader's Choice Awards. Learn more about our company . . .
Ball Homes provides the knowledge and care required to protect a new home investment, and we are glad to work together with each homeowner to keep that beautiful new home in prime condition.
All of our new homes include the following warranties:
The Builder's One-Year Warranty, which warrants the workmanship and materials used in the new home, as defined in the 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty Booklet, for one year from the date of closing.
The 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, including both a Two-Year Systems Warranty and a Ten-Year Structural Warranty. The Two-Year portion of the warranty provides two years of coverage from the date of closing on certain specific items related to the delivery of water, sewer, electric, and HVAC service to the home. The Ten-Year Structural Warranty provides coverage of load-bearing elements of the home as defined in the 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty Booklet, for ten years from the date of closing.
A One-Time Three Year Drywall Touch-up is also offered. At any one time during the first three years, Ball Homes will schedule a service call to touch up (but not to paint) nail pops, loose seams, and other drywall imperfections as identified by the homeowner.
Manufacturers' Warranties on some components extend beyond the builder's warranty, such as the windows, the shingles, and the plumbing pipes and fittings. Specific warranty information and registration cards are provided during the pre-closing walk-through.