Questions to Ask a New Home Design Contractor

Building a new home is a huge responsibility, and probably the largest investment most people will make in their lifetime. Part of your responsibility involves hiring a new home design contractor. In doing so, you may want to discover all you can about the contractor you hired and their specific new home construction process. At DJL Builders Inc., we highly recommend making a list of questions to ask the builder so you can have a clear understanding of the process. If you haven’t already, consider adding the below questions to your list.

Questions to Ask a New Home Design Contractor

What Are My Responsibilities?

If you’ve hired a reliable contractor, your responsibilities may be minimal, but you will still need to be involved in the building process. Ask questions to find out your various responsibilities. Are there specific times you need to be on-site for the project? Will there be additional decisions you’ll need to make, such as choosing trim, flooring, or appliances? Knowing what your exact role is can help you avoid confusing or frustrating conversations. 

What Is Standard for My New Home?

Each new home building project has its own definition of “standard”. It all depends on what is included in the final home design. For some, standard materials may include industry-grade faucet fixtures, towel bars, drawer pulls, and carpet or flooring. Once you understand what the standard is for your home, you can then choose to upgrade these elements and add your own personality to your new home. 

Are There Any Warranties Included?

Warranties can be valuable for you as a new homeowner. They are designed to protect you from inferior work as well as help offset costs for major repairs. There are several different types of warranties available from structural warranties and one-year warranties to more specific areas of concern like warranties for roofs and sewer systems. Ask the contractor if there are any warranties included with your specific building project or if they have warranties available for purchase. If they have neither, find out where you can learn more about the warranties available to you.

Professional New Home Builders in Canton

DJL Home Builders is more than happy to answer all of your questions regarding your new home-building project. Contact us today by calling (734) 259-5355 or request a consultation now. We provide basement finishing, whole home remodeling, and kitchen remodeling in Canton and all surrounding areas.

Source: Porter, Julia K. “12 Things You Should Always Ask a Contractor Before Building a House.” Web article. Family Handyman. Home Service Publications, Inc, 12 Jul. 2021. Web. 28 Feb. 2023.