Why Turtlewood Homes?

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Turtlewood at Southport wants you to enjoy living along the North Carolina coast and protect what you treasure most.

Fortified HOMEAs North Carolina’s First Fortified Home™ neighborhood, rated by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, Turtlewood offers new construction homes that are more resistant to damage from hurricanes, tropical storms, hail storms, high winds and wind-driven rain associated with thunderstorms.

When you buy in Turtlewood at Southport, your home will be built with Turtlewood’s standard features that include elements such as:

  • Filled slab foundations
  • 2×6 wall construction that is 170% greater insulated than required code
  • Insulation that is 65% greater efficiency than standard
  • High-efficiency doors and windows
  • High-performance sealed exterior sheathing

As well, all homes are pressure-tested for maximum efficiency when completed. Radiant barrier roof sheathing and an air barrier house wrap will make your new home better able to withstand strong storms and natural disasters.

Builder Todd Piper says “Typically, builders build homes to minimum code requirements. However we offer features that exceed minimum code requirements as standard, and that can provide your home with a Fortified Home ™ designation that will give you peace of mind for years to come.“

In most cases, insurance discounts are available for homes designated as Fortified Homes™.  Check with your insurance provider for details.

Additional Energy efficiency specifications that are Standard with Turtlewood Homes:

  • Foam gaskets strategically placed during framing to stop air leakage
  • Radiant barrier roof sheathing installed to reflect up to 20% of radiant heat gain.
  • Premium house wrap with all taped seams to minimize air leakage to optimize home’s ability to expel moisture.
  • Energy efficient windows with Low-E glass and Argon gas filled between panes
  • Tankless water heaters
  • Programmable HVAC thermostats
  • Earth filled crawl
  • Duct leakage testing and inspections by third party energy rater to ensure leakage meets our standard
  • Blower door testing by third party energy rater to ensure whole house leakage meets minimum spec and our standard
  • RESNET rating score as determined by Third Party Energy Rater that establishes the overall efficiency of the home as compared to other NEW homes and current energy code enforcement