Throwback Thursday – 8 Tried and True Low Maintenance features at Verado
Though “Low Maintenance” is currently trending in some markets, Blackrock Homes has delivered beautiful homes that showcase Low Maintenance elements for nearly five years. Blackrock has fine tuned their Urban Series with an impressive list of standard specifications. By including beautiful elements that double as Low Maintenance features, these homes have an added layer of long-lasting value. Here are a few of our favorite elements that may surprise you:
LVP Flooring: Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) has the realistic look of planks of hardwood floor but does not expand and contract like many true hardwood floors. You will find it throughout the kitchen and dining areas, as well as in the entries. This high performing element is easy-to-clean and known for being impervious to water, so an excellent choice for traffic areas, pets or small children.
Sheet Vinyl: This product generates a lot of curiosity with its linen texture and seamless finish. You will find sheet vinyl in our bathrooms and laundry areas. As a commercial grade product, the 1/8″ thickness and a bit of cushion makes for a pleasant surface underfoot. To clean, simply wipe down with a damp cloth and your favorite all purpose cleaner.
Stained Cabinets: Blackrock Homes purposely offers stained cabinetry in the bathrooms. Stained cabinets hold up better to moisture and offer increased longevity for this high humidity space.
Quartz Stone Surfaces: Blackrock Homes has generous stone packages within their home collections. Three of the four interior finish packages feature Quartz. This non-porous stone has several desirable qualities including durability, scratch and heat resistance, consistency in look and color, and even some antibacterial qualities. Another advantage is that Quartz does not need to be polished or resealed. Stay tuned, tariffs may price quartz out of the market.
Roofing: Long-term architectural composition shingles in classic black. This important exterior element offers a Limited Lifetime warranty for manufacturer defect, it includes a 15-year non-prorated period and is fully transferable*. This warranty is for the homeowner and will cover 100% of any manufacturer failure in the first 15 years.
* Becomes a 30 year prorated warranty upon transfer
Vinyl Siding: There are few elements that convey “Low Maintenance” better than vinyl siding. Blackrock Homes is proud to feature Conquest vinyl siding by Alside®. This innovative product offers a realistic wood look with a cedar-grain texture and is built to last, backed by a lifetime limited warranty for the original owner. To keep your home’s exterior looking fresh, simply spray with a garden hose occasionally to rinse off dust.
Xeriscaping: Growing in popularity, xeriscaping offers an aesthetically-pleasing look that is both beautiful and low maintenance. Drought tolerant plant material flourishes in our high desert climate and reduces the need for heavy watering cycles in the hot summer months. An added benefit is the appeal of conserving water and preserving our natural resources. The two story homes feature classic xeriscaping in the front yards, with several common area flower beds featuring xeriscape designs, too.
Lawncare: To continue the low maintenance theme, all lawncare is provided by the neighborhood’s homeowner association. This includes limited fertilization, sprinkler maintenance and winterization for the front and back yards. So in the event that there is a dry spot in your lawn, simply call HOA management and someone will be sent out to resolve the issue.
Blackrock Homes and Verado reserve the right to change or modify the specifications, features and amenities without notice. Thank you.