Are you looking into hiring a residential builder?
The process of building your own home can be extremely overwhelming and includes a lot of steps that you need to stay on top of.
A residential builder can help simplify the process for you but first, you need to ask them some critical questions.
And if you keep reading, you’ll learn the 5 questions you must ask before any residential building takes place.
1. Do I Need to Find Land Myself, or Can You Help With That?
Many builders can help you to find land that is capable of building what you are looking for. Although, if your builder does not offer that service, you will need to find land that fits your requirements yourself.
Finding your own land will mean you will have to work with an architect, land surveyor, or builder to determine whether or not the land you have found meets the requirements of your project.
2. Do You Have the Correct Insurance and Licensing?
Before working with any professional builder, you need to make sure they have all the correct insurance and licensing in place. And they abide by health and safety laws.
If you run against problems with your home and your builder is not insured or licensed, you could come up with serious legal issues. You must only work with an insured and Class A Licensed builder.
3. If I Have a Problem With My Home, How Will You Handle It?
Any issues you find with your home will require an inquiry into a residential builder’s warranty policy. You should also ask how long the warranties last because often workmanship and building materials have different warranty end dates than plumbing and electrical work.
4. What Is Your Building Process?
Before starting any work with a residential builder, you need to fully understand the process of their work and what each step of the process will involve, and how long each step will take.
This will give you a good understanding of the entire project, the needs, and the timeframe of the project.
5. Can I See One of Your Homes Currently Under Construction?
It is always a good idea to get a tour of one of your builder’s homes that are currently under construction. Doing this before you start any work will give you an example of what the builder is capable of and if they are a good fit for you.
A tour around their homes will also give you a great opportunity to ask your burning questions to the builder and determine their communication style with the client and residential building code.
Want More Information on Questions to Ask Your Residential Builder?
We hope this article has given you a clearer idea of what questions you should ask your residential builder.
We know hiring a residential builder can be very stressful, so we hope these questions have helped you get to know the residential building process.
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