Building a new home is an exciting yet complex process that requires research and planning. Here are a few tips on how to select a home builder.
Verify License and Insurance
Hiring a licensed & insured professional is essential. Depending on the state, licensed contractors are required to have a certain amount of experience and must pass an exam. Also, always ask for proof of liability and worker’s compensation insurance to ensure you aren’t responsible for any injuries.
How many years of experience does the builder have? How long has the builder been in business? Choose a builder that has been in business for many years and shows no signs of going out of business.
Ask for a few customer references and call them to ask about their satisfaction. Reading online reviews can be another great way to get customer experiences.
Ask about which products will be used to build the home and review the warranties. Select a builder that uses quality products with excellent warranties.
Choose a builder that stands behind their work with a workmanship guarantee.
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