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Roof Repair: "Thank you very much. The roof looks very nice and I feel certain you did such a good job, we are protected from the elements."

-Elizabeth Eysaldt

McCarthy Homes - Custom Build Affordable Homes

Beracah Standard Specifications


Floor System

2 x 12 floor joist, 16" O.C.-16' or 18' wide sections

2 x 10 floor joist, 16" O.C.-14' or 20' wide sections

Double joist band under bearing and marriage walls

3/4" tongue and groove OSB decking glued and nailed

Solid wood bridging


Wall System

2" x 6" exterior wall studs, 16" O.C.

R-24 "perfect fill" high density fiberglass wall insulation

7/16" OSB sheathing- exterior and marriage walls

2" x 4" marriage wall studs, 16" O.C.

2" x 4" interior wall studs, 16" O.C.

1/2" drywall on walls, smooth finish, (2) coats of primer


Roof and Ceiling System

12" fixed eaves on 9/12 adn 12/12 pitch

16" fixed eaves on 7/12 pitch

Rafters, 16" O.C. with 7/16" OSB sheathing

15 lb. felt paper

130 mph architectural shingles with limited lifetime warranty

7/12 roof pitch/ 10" gable end overhang on Rancher

7/12 roof pitch/ 10" gable end overhang on Two Story

12/12 roof pitch/ flush gable end overhang on Cape Cod

1/2" drywall on ceiling, smooth finish, (2) coats of primer

8' interior ceiling height

R-30 attic insulation



FHA approved carpet and padding in living room, dining room, hall, and all bedrooms (Installed by Beracah Homes on site)

Luan installed under all vinyl flooring

Vinyl floor covering in kitchen, baths, and utility rooms (Installed by Beracah Homes on site)

Six panel, textured interior doors with brushed nickel hardware

Locksets on bedroom and bathroom doors

Pine baseboard molding and jambs, painted white

MDF door and window casing, painted white

(2) telephone jacks, (2) television jacks

Cape Cod and 2 Story stairs carpeted- 1/2 wall with wood cap



White vinyl single hung windows with tilt in bottom sash, grilles between glass, screens, low E, and argon gas insulated glass

Fiberglass insulated, 6 panel front and 9 lite rear doors

Light at all exterior doors

Double 4" or Double 5" vinyl siding

Vinyl 15" shutters on front

White 6" aluminum fascia with vented vinyl soffit

Ridge vent on roof

White aluminum drip edge

House wrap, air infiltration barrier



Range hood-self venting with light and fan

8" deep double bowl, stainless steel heavy-duty sink

Brand name faucet with matching side spray

Custom built, high pressure laminated countertops

Cabinets: oak recessed panel

Acrylic cloud fluorescent ceiling light

Recessed light above sink

Wired for electric range

Ice maker plumbing in wall at refrigerator area



Cultered marble vanity top

Bath vanity: oak recessed panel

Fiberglass one-piece tub and shower units

Anti-scaled valve (tub and shower)

Exhaust fan/light combination

Wall mounted mirror with lights

Water closet: 1.6-gallon flush, elongated bowl



All plumbing stubbed thru floor and attic

CPVC water lines

Schedule 40 PVC DWV lines

50-gallon double element, electric water heater

Water heater pan under the water heater

Plumbed for washer



200 amp panel box

220 volt receptable for dryer

AC/DC smoke detectors per code

Outside weatherproof receptacles front and rear with ground fault interrupter (GFI)

Interior GFI protections where required

Arc fault breakers per code

Door chimes at front door