Determining when to build a home raises many questions: How long will the custom home-building process take? Is there a perfect time to build? Will the weather be problematic? While the best house-building time depends on many factors, the answers to some of the most often-asked questions can help you decide when to build.
How Long is the Custom Home Building Process?
The construction type is among the most critical factors in deciding the project length. The Census Bureau’s 2016 Survey of Construction states that production homes might take up to 6 months, while significant, custom-built homes can take up to sixteen months. However, rain can sometimes delay specific parts of the custom home-building process in the spring and summer. In the cold seasons, a winter freeze may interfere with digging.
Since seasons differ in weather conditions that may hold up new construction, pouring a foundation and putting the framing and roof on the house is crucial to creating good progress. Fortunately, the weather is not usually a factor once those tasks are done.
Is There an Ideal Time for New Construction?
There isn’t an ideal to build. Spring or summer can be excellent for a house building. Besides a lesser chance of weather interference, the days are longer, allowing crews to work longer with lots of sunlight. But for some home-builders, seeking labor availability might sometimes be challenging. In contrast, permits may be approved more quickly in the colder seasons, fewer projects are occurring then, and the likelihood of weather slowing home-building companies is relatively slim. Overall, the best time for custom home building is when you are ready.
If you have questions about our custom home design process, call Robin Ford Building at (410) 239-8850. Our team is always happy to talk to clients and answer questions regarding how this process works.
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