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4 Advantages of Saltbox Roofs for ADUs | ADU.Works

Saltbox roofs are gaining in popularity for their aesthetic appeal and many homeowners are choosing them for the secondary units in their homes. These roofs come from a type of colonial American architecture, named after the wooden salt containers of the era. It features one-sided designs and is notable for having a slope down to …

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3 Benefits of Pre-Engineered ADU Plan Sets | ADU.Works

Since the early 2000s, accessory dwelling units (ADUs) have been growing in popularity as a way to create more affordable housing options and increase density in urban areas. While there are many ways to design and build an ADU, prefabricated or pre-engineered plan sets offer a number of benefits that can make the process simpler …

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A Quick Guide to Impact Fees | ADU.Works

The process of building an ADU can be overwhelming, but it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting into before starting. You need to understand the various costs and fees that come with it. Aside from the construction fees and building permits, you also have to be sure to look out for impact fees. What …

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How Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are Made – Simplified | ADU.Works

Structural Insulated Panels, or SIPs, are a type of construction material that is becoming increasingly popular in both the residential and commercial building industries. SIPs in a nutshell, are made up of two layers of oriented strand board (OSB) with an insulating foam core in between. This results in a strong, lightweight panel that can …

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5 Detached ADU Construction Mistakes to Avoid | ADU.Works

Building an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) can be a great way to add extra space to your property, and it also provides great financial benefits. However, it also needs adequate preparation. If you’re not careful, you can easily make mistakes that can end up costing you time and money. Together with our construction team in …

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ADU.Works Included Solar Panels in their ADU Design – Here’s Why

At ADU.Works, we believe that solar panels are a critical component of any ADU design. Not only do these panels provide clean, renewable energy for our clients, but they can help to save money and increase the sustainability and efficiency of their dwelling units. This is part of ADU.Works’ commitment to creating sustainable and efficient …

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3 Key Benefits of Using Helical Piles Foundation for Your ADU

Foundation selection is one of the most overlooked aspects of building a new ADU. Without a proper foundation, your property can be deemed unstable and may cost you more repairs in the long run. There are currently two main types of decking foundations available to consumers today. The first type is slab-on-grade concrete which the …

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Why choose Structural Insulated Panels over Stick-Built Framing for ADUs

It can be tough to know what the best construction methods are for your new ADU. You want your dwelling unit to be as energy-efficient and durable as possible but without breaking the bank or spending a fortune on construction. That’s why SIPs have been very popular since the introduction of accessory dwelling units. Structural …

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How Your ADU Affects Your Property Taxes

You want to build an ADU on your property, but you’re wondering about how it will impact your taxes. We understand – that’s why we’re here to help. It’s no secret that property values in California have been increasing steadily for years. This is great news if you already own a home here, but it …

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