Since shopping around for a custom home builder can be an overwhelming process, taking the time to prepare a list of questions to ask will help make it easier for you to narrow down your potential choices. At Alderidge Construction, we understand how important it is to hire the best custom home builder for your unique project requirements. That is why our expert team members have put together a list of questions to ask when hiring a custom home builder to help ensure the selection process goes as smoothly as possible.
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1. How Long Have You Been Building Custom Homes Locally?
While it is important to find out how long the builder has been in business, it is also a good idea to find out how long they have been building custom homes in your local area. Builders who have worked on a lot of projects in your area will have a better idea of the soil conditions, property values, local building codes, zoning requirements, etc.
2. What is Included in the Price?
Most of what is included should be outlined in the contract details for your project; however, it never hurts to get clarification on what is and what is not included. Consider asking your chosen builder to go over everything with you to ensure that you know exactly what to expect.
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3. Are You Licensed and Insured?
One of the most important steps that you can take when hiring a custom home builder is to ask to see proof of their builders’ insurance before signing a contract. Make sure that they have general liability insurance, Worker’s Compensation coverage, and Builders Risk insurance.
4. Can I Speak to Past Clients?
Talking to past clients will provide you with valuable insights into how a builder operates and it will make it easier for you to make an informed decision about who to hire. A reputable custom home builder should be more than happy to provide you with references.
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5. What is Your Home Warranty?
Even though BC requires builders to provide a standard 2, 5, 10-year home warranty, most reputable builders will also provide an additional warranty for fixing any issues that arise within the first year or so after the home is built.
If you would like to learn more questions to ask when hiring a custom home builder, or if you are interested in our custom home building services, please contact Alderidge Construction at 1-844-RENO-453 or by booking a consultation on our website.