If you choose to build a custom home, you should plan for the process to involve extensive planning and designing before you even break ground on your build. Use this time wisely by spending it in the fall months of the year and set yourself up for a more successful build. Here is a look at why fall is the perfect time to plan your custom home.
Why Fall is the Perfect Time to Plan Custom Home Building
Provides a head start to speed up construction
If you start planning your custom home in the fall, you will be ready to move in before the temperature peaks. It can take several months from finding a builder to breaking ground on your dream home. You have to spend months selecting the best land, choosing the best contractors, designing the floor plan, selecting customizations, and more.
It is, therefore, important to start planning well in advance. When you begin the process in the fall, you will have all the tough decisions and fieldwork almost completed by spring. As a result, you will free up the pleasant early months of the year for construction.
You will also have a roof over your head when the worst heat of summer hits the Valley. In addition, having a home built by late summer can give you the opportunity to test its energy efficiency and make any changes as necessary.
If you are dreaming about building your own home by next year, then make this fall your deadline to begin. Your builder can help walk you through every step of the process, set an appropriate deadline and get you started. You can also check out this custom home building guide to learn more.
Gives you access to cost-effective building materials
The fall is, in many ways, an off-season for manufacturers of building materials, thanks to less demand than during the spring and summer months. By planning your custom home during the fall, you therefore get a better chance at snagging the best deals on required building materials, like aluminum sheets, plywood, bricks, metal, etc.
Lower cost materials lead to lower building expenses and can free up enough money in your budget to get custom additions to your house, like motion sensors in the pantry and foyer, luxury furniture, and much more. The best part? If you plan in the fall, you can get high-quality materials at a lower price – Saving money on your build WITHOUT compromising on quality.
Makes it easier to obtain permits
Another benefit of planning custom home building in the fall is that you can take advantage of the lower construction rates during this season.
Since not everyone is rushing to get permits before getting the construction started, you may find that you have to wait less to get permits for your build. Permits are important to ensure you are constructing your home in a legal and authorized manner. By obtaining these permits early, you set yourself up for a more streamlined process, free of delays you may have encountered if you had waiting until spring to plan your home.
Getting permits can be a tough task when building a custom home. Sometimes, it can take a long time to get the necessary documentation. Any time you save in the fall is time saved on the building of your perfect home.
Take the time to customize the floor plan
When you start planning your custom home in the fall, you have more time to prepare the floor plan and consult the construction company. There is no need to make hasty decisions. You have the time to consider your vision, your dreams, your needs and your options in order to ensure that your new home is exactly the way you want it.
Take time to talk to multiple contractors to find the one that can best meet your needs. Enjoy more personalized attention from contractors who may not be as busy with builds. And, if you are lucky, take advantage of contractor discounts to compensate for the slow season’s low demand.
When you can take time to talk over your building decisions with your family and building experts, you are more likely to love the results when construction is completed.
These were a few advantages of planning for custom building a home in the fall. Do they sound good? Talk with leading RGV home builders, Guzman Construction to get more insight. Whether you want to get started or are still speculating about your move and need more information, we are happy to help. Contact us today to learn more.