Winter Sun Construction, LLC, located in Franklin NC, is a North Carolina licensed and insured General Contractor specializing in energy efficient and sustainable green home construction and remodeling. Green homes are third-party certified to Energy Star and Healthy Built Home standards. Solar hot water offers the best return on investment of any renewable energy system. Green design services maximize space and reduce waste. Our mission is to make sustainable, green building affordable.

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Here you can learn about Green Building techniques, including construction details like insulation and ventilation, material choices from lumber to countertops, and renewable energy including solar hot water. Energy Star Certification is proof that a home will save at least 15% on power bills compared to the average new house! Certified Healthy Built Homes are third-party verified to green building standards.

Green Design is the foundation of a carefully-planned and well-prepared green home. A green design considers the site to reduce excavation and foundation work to decrease construction costs. Passive solar design orients the house relative to the sun to take advantage of free seasonal heating and cooling. Carefully planned spaces reduce overall square footage to save money while still providing ample areas for entertaining friends and family, plentiful storage and sanctuary for relaxation.

A Solar Hot Water Heater has the best return on investment of any renewable energy system. Current state and tax credits save 65% on the cost of a system! The fully automated system integrates with an existing water heater to take advantage of free energy from the sun. A SunGrabber Solar Water Heater comes with a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty and is proudly made in the USA.

Mountain Laurel Handrails are a great addition to a rustic mountain residence. The mountain laurel is saved from being burned from lots that have been cleared for building. Our expert craftsmen will install your handrail in the local area. Pre-built handrail sections are custom built to your measurements and available for delivery nationwide.
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