If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve bought a home that was built for someone else and you’ve tried to make it fit your family and your lifestyle. Sometimes, with skillful renovations, you can make it work, but in most cases, you’re stuck with someone else’s vision. If you have the time, the budget, and the patience, why not consider having the home of your dreams built specifically for you? This is an exciting prospect for any homeowner, but one which should be undertaken with care, since there are so many decisions involved in the process. The first, and most important, decision is your choice of builder. Once you select your location, search out homes built by some local builders and tour them prior to making your decision. Here are a few things to consider when narrowing your selection of Granbury custom home builders.
What to Consider
- Unless your background is in interior design, look for a company who is a design/build firm. Thousands of minute decisions go into each home built, so you need to rely on people who have been through the process before. Use the services of an engineer to make certain your floor plan is sound, and use the interior designer to make the plan cohesive.
- The company should have a long track record in the area, who is familiar with the codes and utilities in the region, as well as the climate’s fluctuations, all of which affect a home’s performance. Make sure they builder installs wind bracing and has adequate insulation slated to handle the heat load.
- The builder should be a certified master builder and use materials of the highest quality.
- They should be members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), who ensure the continuing education of their members, to help keep them on top of the latest industry trends.
- You will need to run a background check of the company and obtain their credit history for at least the last five years.
- Look for a package price to include a septic or sewer hookup, landscaping, grading, installation of a driveway and culvert, as well as an engineered foundation design.
- The company should have to necessary insurance, including liability, worker’s compensation, and builder’s risk. They should offer customized specifications and help you with the final selections of materials.
Only after checking off all these boxes should you sign on with one of Granbury’s custom home builders.