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Questions to Ask a Custom Home Builder

Custom Home Builder | August 8, 2019

Knowing all the right questions to ask a custom home builder before signing a contract will help you ensure that you are hiring the best builder for the job. At Jaheny Custom Builders, we understand how important it is to hire a custom home builder who will meet your project requirements. That is why our team has put together a list of questions you should ask a custom home builder before starting the building process.

1. What is Your Experience Building in the Area?

Make sure to choose a reputable builder who has experience working in the neighbourhood where your new home will be built. Choosing a custom home builder who is familiar with the zoning, landscape, drainage, property boundaries, property values, sewer and water locations, as well as building codes can be an essential part of ensuring that you will be happy with your new home once it has been completed.

2. Can You Provide References?

While you can search for builder reviews online, asking a potential home builder to provide you with references will give you a clear idea of how transparent they are willing to be. Asking for references can also be a great way to find out how reputable a builder is and how the quality of their work is viewed by other homeowners.

3. Who Will be Involved in the Project?

Before hiring a custom home builder, it is important to know who will be working onsite every day. Make sure to find out if the builder will be overseeing the entire project and inspecting the build or if another team member will be placed in charge.

4. Are You Licensed and Insured?

While any reputable custom home builder will be licensed and insured, it is important to look at their documentation before hiring them, as your lender will require proof of insurance and license before your new home will be financed.

5. How Do You Ensure Quality Construction?

Since most homeowners find it difficult to tell a high-quality home from a poor-quality home on the surface, taking the time to understand your builder’s quality control process can be essential to ensuring that your home is being built to the highest standards.

6. How Long Will It Take to Build My Home?

Before entering into a contract with a custom home builder, it is important to have a clear idea of how long the home building process will take. While an experienced builder will be honest about how long the build will take, it is still a good idea to make sure that your home builder has a written schedule detailing when each section of the home building process will be completed.

If you would like to learn more questions to ask a custom home builder, or if you are interested in our custom home building services, please contact Jaheny Custom Builders at 604-551-0320 or 604-307-0450 or by filling out a contact form on our website.