NOT A DO IT YOURSELF PROJECT
A good way to look at hiring a custom home builder is that it is very similar to creating a new life. Both are serious projects, affecting both your financial and physical health. Both can change your lifestyle, can be proud of or in the worst case scenario, be embarrassed by. Don’t forget about modular homes.
There are plenty of them, from the man with a truck, willing to work for peanuts, to the licensed professional who has years of experience,can provide you with financial documentation, and is willing to give you current references that you can check out for yourself.
When you live in a hot humid climate you require a contractor who is familiar with the types of building and home remodeling issues that you might encounter in such a climate. Unlike building in a colder climate,a hotter climate allows for a project to be completed quicker , due to less weather interference.
You really should do your research when you hire any workman. Checking their company out on BBB, making sure they are licensed and carry liability insurance. That they have completed similar jobs before, and the homeowners were left satisfied with the results.
A good rule of thumb is to personally interview at least three builders, comparing price, abilities, and job completion satisfaction. You need to know what your money will provide you. If the money you spend will cover the whole project or is there “wiggle room” for the builder to add extras to the signed contract, to a certain agreed percentage.
A whole house remodeling or starting from the foundation are two different kinds of building projects. Builders provide the prospective consumer an overview of what services they provide. They are able to do any luxury custom home build and are able to totally remodel your older home to a more modern one, that you are happy to live in with your family.
To change what you are used to, is sometimes a hard sell for some people. Even if it is a change for the better, for the greater comfort in your property. There will always be those homeowners who are resistant to change. A company that overtly attempts to change these people’s minds is faced with difficulty. A better tactic is for the reluctant homeowner to see examples of renovations in his neighborhood, and compare how their neighbors houses look to their own shabbier ones.