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PROGRESS PROGRESS

HiCaliber does not build cookie cutter houses. Every home built by HiCaliber is one of a kind.  The detail that goes into our homes can’t be beat!

See the progress of the current home HiCaliber is building.

We are with the home owner from foundation to finish!!!

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Construction started in May and within 3 months this home is move in ready. Even with delays caused by the weather HiCaliber has not strayed from the deadline. We take pride in making sure we are not cutting corners, HiCaliber homes are built to last and come with a LENGTHY warranty most home builders can not compete with.

Our philosophy is, if you do it right the first time you won’t have to fix anything.
Call us today at 435-674-9338 when you are ready to build your custom home with HiCaliber.

Landscaping

There are multiple reasons for updating landscaping.  The TOP 4 reasons include economic, health, environmental, and social.

 

Economic reasons for landscaping:

  1. Increases the value of your home

  2. Makes your home more attractive to prospective purchasers

  3. Reduces the time your property is on the market

  4. Reduces heating and cooling costs

 

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Health reasons for landscaping:

  1. Creates a healthier home by filtering pollutants and providing cleaner air

  2. Keeps the family fit by fostering an active lifestyle

  3. Creates a beautiful environment to decrease your stress levels

  4. Provides privacy

 

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Environmental reasons for landscaping:

    1. Reduction of storm water runoff reducing local flooding

    2. Control temperature extremes, stay cooler in summer and warmer in winter

    3. Erosion control reducing loss of soils in waterways

    4. Reduction in evaporation and soil degradation

 

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Social reasons for landscaping:

      1. Creates green buffer zones to increase the livability of our communities

      2. Local noise and heat reduction

      3. Attractive environment for entertaining and relaxing

      4. Enhances livability of high density developments

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HiCaliber knows all the top landscaper in the southern Utah area. We are known for making sure all our jobs are top notch and that our customers are 100% satisfied. If this sounds like something your property could benefit from give us a call at 435-674-9338. Find us on Facebook and Instagram for updates https://www.facebook.com/HiCaliber and https://instagram.com/hicaliberstgeorge

Standing Water Can Create Mold

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Have you experienced a flood?

Small amounts of water accumulating over time in your home have now caused devastating water damage and HiCaliber of Southern Utah is here to help with your flood restoration.

That dripping noise you’ve been hearing at night was not only annoying as you try to drift off into sleep, but it’s has also been damaging as each drip added was further damage that occurred. Water damage can be disastrous as it penetrates carpeting, drywall and framing.

With each layer that the water infiltrates is further and possibly causes more costly repairs. Oftentimes, the entire flooring or walls need to be replaced for complete restoration from your flood needs.

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Ripping up carpet and padding, tearing down drywall and replacing them all can be a huge expense. HiCaliber of southern Utah will work with your home insurance company regarding your flood protection to safeguard less that you’ll be responsible for.

If moisture is left untreated it can be the perfect environment for mold to develop.

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Mold Growth and Risk

Mold is a growing problem despite the dry climates of southern Utah and Nevada. When combined with disastrous floods or leaks, mold damage can be compounded very rapidly and even pose risk to those in its proximity if not given immediate attention.

It grows in inconspicuous locations, where moisture is present: underneath floors, in between walls and in other moisture-laden places not checked frequently. Mold reproduces by means of tiny spores which are invisible to the naked eye and travel along air currents both indoors and outdoors.

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Mold requires nutrients, water, oxygen and favorable temperatures to grow. Nutrients for mold are present in dead organic material such as wood, paper or fabrics; mold can also derive nutrients from some synthetic products such as paints and adhesives. Some molds produce powerful chemicals called mycotoxins that can produce illness in animals and people. Allergic responses may include hay fever-type symptoms such as sneezing, irritation to the eyes, throat, runny nose, red eyes and skin rashes.

Call the True Professionals

If you suspect mold growth at your home or office call the experienced professionals at HiCaliber. We service southern Utah and parts of southern Nevada. Our technicians are highly trained in detecting mold and assessing the severity of your situation. We can provide microbial investigation services to help you determine the nature and extent of your microbial problem.  Samples from an outdoor area nearby are also collected to compare to existing conditions within the structure. The samples are then analyzed by a laboratory to determine the type of fungi present.

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Following identification of the nature and extent of the mold problem, HiCaliber staff will recommend methods of remediation and abatement. Although the extent of fungi present can be relatively small and confined, a professional, licensed mold abatement contractor should conduct the remediation and repair process. For larger, more widespread situations, this may require relocation of building personnel while abatement work is ongoing.

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Whatever the severity HiCaliber will restore your home from any water or mold damage. Call us for first time response for your flood/mold restoration needs at (435)674-9338 or visit us online at http://www.hicaliber.  Find us on Facebook and Instagram for promotions and updates https://www.facebook.com/HiCaliber https://instagram.com/hicaliberstgeorge

Heart Of The Home

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Kitchen is the Heart of the home

The kitchen is the most important room in your home because it is the center of your family’s day-to-day living. Your day most likely begins in your kitchen with breakfast to start your day. You deserve to begin every day in a tranquil environment. You prepare meals for your family in your kitchen and probably even eat in your kitchen. Your family and guests often gather in the kitchen to socialize, eat, and cook together. Your kitchen is a bonding area that not only ties your home together, it ties your loved ones together.

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Why is the KITCHEN the most important to have up to date?

Renovating your kitchen will add ease to your lifestyle and value to your home.  Studies show that an out of date kitchen can break a sale if the house is on the market.  Buyers look at the kitchen first.  Ultimately if you want your house worth more ~ start with the kitchen!

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Here are the most important things to consider for remodeling a kitchen:

1. Use quality materials.
Top-quality drawer slides and hinges mean cabinet doors will stay closed and drawers won’t stick. Stay away from drawers that are stapled together or made of particleboard. For cabinet interiors, wood veneer is more durable than melamine, laminate, MDF or particleboard.

2. Determine cabinet heights.
If you have eight-foot ceilings, choose cabinetry that goes to the ceiling. They offer more storage, enabling you to use extra wall space for artwork or open shelves. If your ceilings are higher than eight feet, leave 15 to 18 inches above the cabinets.

3. Decide whether to paint or stain.
Though stained-wood cabinetry is forgiving, most finishes date quickly and aren’t easily altered. Brush-painted cabinets can lend a unique personality.

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4. Select an elegant countertop.
White Carrara marble (honed or acid washed and sealed) and stained wood add elegance and warmth. We also like honed Kirkstone slate, soapstone and Wiarton limestone, and plastic laminate with a wood edge for a sophisticated look.

5. Install an island that works.
Beware of placing a bulky cube in the middle of the room. We like islands that have an open, airy look. Ideally, an island should be unencumbered by appliances, but if you want it to house a dishwasher-sink combo or a cooktop, try to maintain the light look of a leggy harvest table.

6. Don’t overdo the details.
Design accents such as pediments over stoves and plaster mouldings on cabinet fronts can represent decorative excess. Remember that the style of the kitchen should match the rest of your home.

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Carpet Cleaning On A Regular Basis

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The Importance of carpet cleaning on a regular basis

In case you own a home or a business with carpet, then you know that your carpets can get dirty and require carpet cleaning to keep them looking their best. However, apart from just being clean there are plenty of other factors at to why you need to have a regular carpet cleaning.

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1. dirty carpet not only looks horrible but could also harbor lots of bacteria and germs. Those germs and bacteria can cause individuals in the house to become sick more often and will influence quality of air as well. Specific illnesses such as asthma can be activated and worsened by the germs and bacteria in dirty carpet. Therefore, if you desire to be healthier and have better indoor air quality it is wise to have your carpet cleaned on a regular basis!

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2. Odor is another common problem that could be easily traced back to dirty carpet. The odor is once again brought on by bacteria and also dirt as well as other particles held in the fibers. Especially if you are a pet owner. The pollen coming from their bodies and their fur could work its way to the carpet which the basic vacuuming can’t remove it all. This pet dander and fur build up can cause an odor as time passes.

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As you can see just vacuuming your dirty carpets regularly will suffice. In order to have truly clean, odor free, and clean air you need to have consistent carpet cleaning service! The number of times you will get them cleaned is perfectly up to you however each 3-6 months is a good rule of thumb.

Give HiCaliber a call at 435-674-9338 for your next carpet cleaning.  Mention the coupon and get a discount.  We have been top rated on Angie’s List.  We also have an outstanding star rating/reviews on Facebook and Google as well as other sites.

https://www.facebook.com/HiCaliber

https://instagram.com/hicaliberstgeorge

 

Dressing it up with corbels

What is a corbel?

Corbel. In architecture a corbel or console is a structural piece of stone, wood or metal jutting from a wall to carry a superincumbent weight, a type of bracket. A corbel is a solid piece of material in the wall, whereas a console is a piece applied to the structure.

Below are examples of different ways corbels can be used in decorating and construction.

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The use of corbels in exterior design brings more dimension and attention to a home or property.

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 Custome Home being built by HiCaliber has exterior corbels

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 Decorative corbels for additional detail for mantels

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Using unique corbels beneath kitchen countertop

There is no limit as to how to use a corbel.  From the images shown above you can see the variety.   Corbels come in many different designs and the materials used to make them are endless.  When you decide to do that remodel or build you new home contact HiCaliber.  They are there every step of the way and make sure no detail is left unnoticed.

Call us at 435-674-9338  Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HiCaliber with of 6,700 likes.  Also on Instagram https://instagram.com/hicaliberstgeorge/

 

Steel vs. Wood Garage Doors

Is your garage door sagging, almost impossible to lift, or just generally falling apart? If it is, maybe now is the time to replace it with a new one that’s easy to operate and maintain.

Not only can a new garage door provide safe, secure, and easy access to your garage, but it also can renew and refresh your property’s overall appearance, particularly if it can be seen from curbside.  With the technology today, doors have been made to help save money by reducing utility costs.

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Garage doors are made from steel, wood and wood composites, fiberglass, vinyl, and aluminum. Though each of these has its benefits, steel and wood doors are by far the most common.

• Wood is a classic because of its natural beauty, availability, and easy customization. But it just doesn’t last as long as other materials and thus requires fairly consistent care.

• Steel garage doors have become very popular because they’re strong, relatively inexpensive, and low maintenance. In addition, state-of-the-art steel garage doors do an excellent job of imitating the look of wood.

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In addition to the use of an increasingly broader selection of durable materials for their manufacture, garage doors have become high-tech, with high-performance insulation and energy-saving glazing, finished interior surfaces, baked-on exterior finishes and more. Some non-wood doors have been given very realistic wood grain surfaces that will accept a stain—it is hard to differentiate between these and real wood.

If you are trying to decide between wood or steel, the advantages of steel are outweighing wood.  Steel lasts longer, and is less maintenance.  And if you can get the same look as wood, why not go the steel route?

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In terms of style, carriage-house garage doors have become very popular because of their classic look. For a sleek, translucent contemporary look, aluminum framed doors with opaque glass panels are hard to beat. You will want to make sure to do a sample test of the colors next to the exterior of your home before making your decision. Never make the decision in a warehouse. The lighting can be slightly deceptive, and once the doors are up, it’s difficult to change your mind. Always use the natural lighting at your property when testing samples.

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Depending on your environment, one style may suit your needs better!

HiCaliber can assist in helping you find an honest local company for farage doors.  We have built many homes in the southern Utah area.  We can even help guide you in the right direction when making the final decision on material and color.  Call us 435-674-9338

 

Certified Property Inspections

HomeInspection1Investing in a highly recommended Home Inspector pays off

As licensed general contractors since 1976, we completely understand the building process and know exactly what to look for while inspecting the quality of a home or commercial building.

If repairs or remodeling are necessary, HiCaliber is happy to provide a complimentary estimate to you, upon request. Guaranteed, we are the most thorough and comprehensive property-inspection company available in the region. We’ll give you the service you expect and deserve. It’s important to have an inspection performed with a company you can trust. Our sought-after and highly referred business speaks for itself. We are, and always will be “Committed to Excellence”.

HiCaliber performs home inspections throughout southern Utah and southern Nevada. If you would like to contact our office, please call (435) 674-9338 or (800) 492-6333 for outlying areas. We look forward to working with you!

Certifications

blog sizwHiCaliber inspectors are certified through the Association of Construction Inspectors (ACI) and the Housing Inspection Foundation (HIF).

ACI: Certified Construction Consultant, Certified Construction Inspector, Construction Project Manager

HIF: Registered Home Inspector, Certified Housing Consultant, Certified Home Inspector

Specializing In

  • Lead – Mold – Radon – Termite
  • Structural Settling Testing Available
  • Residential & Commercial Inspections
  • Consultation Service Available
  • Computer Inspection Reports
  • Pre-Construction Progress Reports
  • Complimentary Estimates & Repairs Included If Necessary

Home Inspection Pricing Breakdown

Square Feet Cost
Up to 1500 Call for quote
1501 – 2000 Call for quote
2001 – 2500 Call for quote
2501 – 3000 Call for quote
3001 – 3500 Call for quote
3501 – 4000 Call for quote
4001 – 4500 Call for quote
4501 – 5000 Call for quote
5001 – 5500 Call for quote
over 5501 sq. ft. Call for quote
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Pool and Spa Call for quote

Included In Each Inspection

  • Structure – Includes foundation, framing and the impact of weather, time and gravity.
  • Roofing – Evaluates age, flashing, gutter, downspouts, skylights, chimneys, roof penetrations, and ventilation.
  • Exterior – Examine doors, windows, siding, trim, porches/decks, driveways, walkways, and grading around the house.
  • Interior – Analyze ceilings, walls, floors, doors, windows, steps, stairways, counter tops, cabinets and garage doors.
  • Electrical – Inspect receptacles, fixtures, ceiling fans, switches, service panels, breakers, smoke, and carbon alarms.
  • Plumbing – Review piping, water supply piping, waste and vent piping, fixtures, toilets, sinks, showers, hose bibs, and water softeners.
  • Heating and Cooling Systems – Inspect air conditioning, heat pump/furnace equipment air handler, condenser, evaporation coils, condensation drain supply, return ducting, ventilation, insulation, and fireplaces.
  • Appliances – If in the home at the time of inspection.
  • Swimming Pool/Hot Tub – Inspect pool interior finish, decking, visible piping, electrical, pump, and filter screen enclosures.

Environmental Testing

HiCaliber provides the following environmental tests at additional charge, upon request.

Environmental Test Cost Per Sample Environmental Test Details
Indoor Air Quality Call for quote Air samples are taken inside and outside the home at suspected problem areas. Results of any concentration of harmful air contaminants, allergens, types of mold, etc. are provided in a thorough report.
48 Hour Radon Test Call for quote Samples are taken in suspected problem areas over a period of 48 hours. After collected, the Radon samples are sent to a laboratory for evaluation.
Energy Audit Call for quote Multiple areas of the home are tested and examined for heat and cold efficiency. Problem areas are described in a checklist report and given at the time of the home inspection.
Meth Use & Lab Detection Call for quote Samples are taken at possible problem areas throughout the home. Once collected, samples are sent to a professional laboratory to determine the presence and concentration of Methamphetamine use or production.
Asbestos Sampling Call for quote Samples are taken at possible problem areas throughout the home. Once collected, samples are sent to a professional laboratory to determine the presence and concentration of Asbestos.
Mold Sampling Call for quote Cotton swab and/or air samples are taken at possible problem areas throughout the home. Once collected, samples are sent to a professional laboratory to determine the presence, concentration, and type of mold.
Lead Sampling Call for quote Samples are taken at possible problem areas throughout the home. Once collected, samples are sent to a professional laboratory to determine the presence and concentration of Lead.

images (1)*All testing is available without an inspection, but a service-call fee is added to the sampling cost when not included as part of an inspection.

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New Construction Progression

The progress of a custom HiCaliber home 
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The exterior is done being textured, now it’s time for paint!
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Ready for custom outdoor lighting to be installed!
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What would you do with 1,500 sq. feet of garage space? The possibilities are endless!!!
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It’s all about the details in a HiCaliber home! Take a look at the progress of the custom ceilings!

HiCaliber never cuts corners to save on costs. This particular home has specialized insulation, it may cost more than traditional in the beginning, but with the savings in utility costs it will pay for itself quickly. Investing in quality doesn’t always cost more. You save money in the long run!

It’s all about QUALITY!

Call HiCaliber when you are ready to build your new home or business. We are highly recommend among the Saint George Community and surrounding areas.
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New Construction In Southern Utah

Using HiCaliber for new construction won’t disappoint

“We are with you every STEP of the way”

Great projects are under way for the Team at HiCaliber.  This new build is going to be an eye catcher. Our commitment to you as a homeowner is one of quality, fair pricing, and great service during your new-build construction. We take pride in our work and dedicate our time and expertise to bringing your dreams into reality!

See the progression of this gorgeous home below! From foundation to exterior walls and roofing!

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No detail will be forgotten, no corners will be cut! We pride ourselves quality!

Energy efficiency is the new wave in new construction, and HiCaliber knows how to build economical, efficient buildings that are both functional yet eye appealing. HiCaliber is an award winning builder with State, Local and National awards. We have been building in Arizona, Nevada and Utah, as well as out of the country since 1976.

This particular home is being built with a specialized insulation that is literally sprayed onto the walls and ceiling, making it easier for attic access. The home owner won’t have to worry about debris and insulation falling from the ceiling. Also the temperature will never raise 4 degrees higher than the home temperature. Anyone who has ever been in an attic knows how important it is to have temperature control. They won’t need gloves to access any holiday décor either, the insulation will also keep the heat in.

The roof is being built with custom tiles that allow wind to circulate through and be released at the top. Yet another brilliant cost saver. Roof repairs will be minimal over the years.

With more than 11,000 new construction projects under our belts, you can be sure that the HiCaliber Professionals have the knowledge to get your job done right.