What is The Newcastle Difference?
With over 20 years of homebuilding experience, our commitment to quality stands above any Birmingham competitor. Newcastle has partnered with dependable Industry Leaders who supply quality, trend setting materials, and great customer service. We work hard to earn your trust by providing the resources, support and industry experience to inspire you and help you make educated decisions about your most important purchase. #ShareTheNewcastleDifference
Reliable Roofing - Grip-Rite ShingleLayment®, applied beneath Newcastle’s dimensional shingles, is superior to typical black felt underlayment traditionally used by most builders due to its lightweight woven polypropylene underlayment. ShingleLayment® has superior water shedding properties designed to reduce the occurrence of leaks. ShingleLayment® possesses a very high tensile strength that resists tearing, ripping and blowing away due to high winds and is also UV resistant allowing for a cooler roof. It comes with a 20 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty.
House Wrap – Tear resistant and essential to keeping water out of your home, house wrap helps to prevent mold and water damage in the wall cavity of your new home. Our REX™ Wrap Housewrap is micro perforated, allowing your house to breathe, so moisture vapor escapes the wall cavity while preventing water intrusion. As an added measure, in lieu of a fold over application, Newcastle takes an additional step and tapes each seam of REX™ Wrap using a special tape designed to work with REX™ Wrap to ensure your new home is protected from water intrusion at all seams.
Superior Framing & Subfloors – Newcastle’s framing and subfloors quietly do the heavy lifting in your home. That’s why we take great care to source the best framing materials available in our market. Our decision is based on a combination of criteria such as its reliable performance in our homes, moisture resistance, as well as overall strength and durability. Each framing package is custom designed by an engineer and backed with warranties that last up to 50 years from the manufacturer.
Walls – For quality and timeliness of delivery, we source all of our sheetrock from North America and stick to tried and true brands such as Georgia-Pacific and CertainTeed for a smooth wall finish.
James Hardie® Siding - With Gorgeous Curb Appeal in mind, we have proudly partnered with James Hardie® to provide all aspects of the exterior of our homes. Newcastle is currently the only production builder in Alabama to use 100% James Hardie® “Rot Free” Exterior Products. From rot proof, flame resistant Fiber Cement Siding to Trim and Soffit boards, our homes are designed to give you years of great looking, low maintenance protection. James Hardie® even backs its claim with warranties up to 50 years the life of the home.
Tile Installation - Ensuring a beautiful tile finish that stands the test of time, we have selected Mapelastic™ AquaDefence Tile Underlayment for use during tile installment to prevent cracks from appearing in the tile. This special waterproofing product works like a membrane between the tile and cement slab preventing the appearance of cracks as your home settles over time.
Hardwood Flooring Installation – To prevent hardwood floor cupping and other installation issues in your Newcastle Home, we have selected 35 MC Urethane Wood Adhesive to secure your hardwoods to your foundation. Not only is it a fantastic moisture barrier between the slab and the hardwoods, it is also a great noise reducer!
Hardwood Flooring– The showpiece of every home! Newcastle has selected to exclusively install Shaw® Hardwood Flooring in every home because of its beautiful finishes and sturdy properties. Our exclusive partnership allows us to provide hardwood flooring products 4 levels above most other builders in a similar price range including 5” birch hardwood planks.
Carpet – Plush and easy to care for! That is why we offer Shaw® Carpet in every home 2 grades above what other builders offer in a similar price category.
Perfect Paint – With over 150 years of paint expertise behind them, we chose Sherwin Williams® for their time tested, durable paint products including paint and caulk for both exteriors and interiors. They are an invaluable business partner, offering in-demand colors and innovative products to keep your Newcastle Home beautiful and well protected.
Enviable Faucets – With over 50 years perfecting their product in the industry, Award Winning and Innovative Delta® Faucets are exclusively offered at Newcastle Homes. Durable, reliable Delta® Faucets and Plumbing Products are offered in all the latest finishes at the very best prices in Newcastle’s 1500 sq ft Design Studio.
Must-Have Appliances – Smart home technology meets affordable Samsung™ Appliances, in each and every Newcastle Home. We love Samsung™ for the reliable quality and sleek look which is why we choose to offer Included Appliances 3 steps above our competitors entry level.
Easy Irrigation – Because we think living in a Newcastle Home should be comfortable and carefree, we install irrigation systems in every home! Low Maintenance, lush yards are just part of the package at Newcastle Homes!
Warranty – we back it all up with a solid warranty you can rely on from Residential Warranty Company, LLC! We even have a Home Maintenance Video Series online to assist you with How To Submit a Warranty Claim, Properly Light Gas Logs, Perform Routine Air Conditioner Home Maintenance, Program Sprinkler System, Test Smoke Alarms, and Replace Your Air Filter.