Building your own home can be an exciting prospect. Building a new home is a fantastic way to get the latest features and technology. Typically when you go with a new build home, you can also customize many features and choose materials, fixtures, and finishes. While there are many benefits to using a new home contractor, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind during this process. Here are three things that you should ask a new home builder before construction begins.

Do You Offer Warranties?

Once you choose a new home builder that you feel will meet your needs, you will want to ask them what kinds of warranties they offer. Most builders offer warranties for things like heating, plumbing, electrical, and structural features. Some warranties, such as those for workmanship and materials, will last for one year. Critical systems, like electrical and plumbing, will typically have warranties of two years. Structural features will often be covered for at least ten years under your builder's warranty. 

What Changes Can I Make?

Building a new home can be pricey. Costs for building a new home typically range between $100 and $200 per square foot. Custom homes cost even more. While you will discuss your budget with your builder, it's important also to discuss what changes you can make. Making changes during the construction can cost a lot of money, leading to you going over budget. Discussing what changes can be made and how much they will cost with your contractor is vital. 

How Long Will The Construction Take?

Another thing that you should discuss with your new home builder is how long the construction will take. This will depend on a few different factors, including your home's size and whether or not the lot is already prepared for construction. The average construction time for a new home is just under eight months. Communicating with your builder about the timeline is essential during the construction of your new home. You may need to be flexible with your timeline since many issues can arise during the building process. 

If you are building a new home, there are a few things that you need to discuss with your builder. Warranties can last from a year to up to a decade. Discussing what warranties are offered and how long they last is crucial. You'll also need to discuss what changes you can make during construction and how they may impact your bottom line with your contractor. Construction time will vary, and it's important to communicate with your contractor about the timeline during the building process.