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Good Neighbors: Lautz Lassig Custom Builders

April 7th, 2019 BY First American Roofing

Located in West Salem, Lautz Lassig is a fantastic custom home builder in Wisconsin. We’ve worked with them on many occasions to help bring homes to life and it’s always a pleasure collaborating on projects together to leave the client happy with their home.

We caught up with Craig Lassig of Lautz Lassig at a recent tradeshow and asked him about the importance of getting a job right the first time, why using foam insulation is smart, and how to start planning for your custom home.

Making Sure the Job is Done Right the First Time

Lautz Lassig and First American are a great team because we both value doing the job right the first time. The last thing a construction or roofing company wants is a callback – when a client asks you to come back to the home and fix something that wasn’t done right. This is bad for a few reasons. First, this is extremely inconvenient for the homeowner. Even if the overall process was positive for the homeowner early on, once they realize a mistake has been made, they will understandably be frustrated. Second, this would hurt a builder’s reputation for being a reputable builder and you’re not likely to get many referrals this way. Last, it is time-consuming, both for the homeowner and the builder.

That’s why at both Lautz Lassig and here at First American, we pride ourselves on getting the job right the first time.

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Courtesy of Lautz Lassig

Why Foam Works Best For Insulation

We also talked with Craig about his favorite technique for installation — which is key for those chilly winters and humid summers. When it comes to choosing the best insulation, Craig prefers to use foam because even though it costs more upfront, homes with foam insulation test much better for energy efficiency.

In fact, the cost difference isn’t as significant as some people think. You’re likely to make the extra money you spend on foam insulation back in 2-3 years based on the cost of your energy bills.

If you work with a team that knows how to do it right, then it is well worth the small investment. Craig says that’s exactly why he works with First American — he knows we’ll install it right the first time and leave his clients happy.

Steps For Getting Started on Building Your Own Home

As an expert in the custom building space, Craig is extremely knowledgable in terms of the best way to start the process of building your home. He recommends going to a trade show and speaking with the experienced, intelligent individuals there and take notes on the materials they recommend and the pros and cons of each. You can also gain insight into some of the hottest home building trends. And who knows, maybe you’ll run into your future home builder.

Overall, make sure that you’re using all the resources you have available to you to start identifying the layout, materials, and basic design outline for your home. A custom home builder like Lautz Lassig can help you bring these beginning plans to life.

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