Quality Control: Assuring Your Home Builder is Not Taking Shortcuts

Let’s imagine that you just hired a company to custom-build your dream home. You have a floor plan and have included features you want at a great price. Research was conducted with the contractor and you feel comfortable with their process of construction. The time has come to begin, so you sit back and wait for your dream home to come to fruition.

While this sounds perfect, it is not what you should be doing. The home construction process is a big undertaking, and you should never leave anything to chance. Focusing on quality control will ensure that your home is completed without any mistakes or shortcuts taken.

Is Your Home Builder Cutting Corners?

A home builder that cuts corners is one that will use low quality, cheap materials. The cost is affordable, which saves the builder money but can cost you the structural integrity or value in the home. You want your home to be constructed with quality materials that will stand the test of time. When a home is built correctly, with time and effort, along with the best material options, the property will be able to last for decades without issues like rotting or structural damage.

Take care to discuss the type of materials that will be used in the build with the contractor. By learning more about the materials that will be used, you can do your homework. From name-brand materials to the types of wood and concrete used, you can then decide if the builder is cutting corners and going the cheap route, or if they are using the best available materials to create a durable and robust home.

The Importance of Quality Materials

Working with quality materials is essential to the overall durability of the home. From framing to exterior materials, when the right items are used, the integrity of your home is increased. Overall, the property will be secure, designed to withstand the elements, and last a lifetime.

Take for example the framework of the property. Solid materials need to be used for every stud. If the framing is weak, the home will not have strong structural integrity. Durable materials like stone and concrete are quality material options that can ensure the property will last for decades.

A quality builder knows what he is working with and how it can be used in a new home build. With the best materials, the home is set up for success, rather than guaranteed repair work down the road.

Working with a Reputable Builder

While you can visit the building site, you cannot be on hand 24/7. You are going to miss a great deal of the construction process due to your obligations like work and family. For the home construction, you need to hire a company you can trust. To do this, be picky when it comes to finding a reputable home builder.

Ask for references! Tell potential builders that you want to learn more about their work. This can include references from previous clients as well as walking through finished homes. Ask about their contractors and who their suppliers are for materials. Do they have a good reputation in the area? By learning as much as you can, you will have a better idea as to the reputation of the company that will be working for you.

Licensing and insurance are also important. Ask the builder to supply you with information regarding their licensing and insurance. Make sure the builder is valid and able to work in your state. This shows they care about their work and are properly prepared to complete any job.

When it comes to the construction of a new home build, you want to work with someone you can trust with a solid reputation. Rely on Bill Roberts Custom Homes for your next build, to ensure that the home of your dreams is completed in the best way possible. 

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