It’s been a long time since I’ve had a big problem, working on a construction project. Whether I’m building a new home or remodeling an old one, the importance of asking the right questions as a home building contractor and the owners is going to play an important role before, during and after the job is completed.
We’re not talking about a small home repair that’s going to cost less than $50, were talking about a large construction project that could cost $500,000. There are a lot of things that go into a new home and the more things there are, the more questions you’re going to have to ask.
I could give you a few samples of questions to ask, but it wouldn’t hurt to get an itemized estimate from a home building contractor and then double check to see if every single item that’s going into the home is on. In other words, if your home building contractor gives you an estimate that doesn’t have something in it, you need to find out who’s going to be responsible for providing that item.
The worst thing you could do is to not ask any questions or few questions about your new home building project and your potential home building contractor. Don’t let anyone tell you any different or make you feel stupid for asking any questions, just keep asking as many questions as you can.
Most of your better home building contractors understand this and accept it as part of their job. Create a list of questions that you want to ask your contractor, subcontractors, architects, engineers and building department. Always leave a couple of lines or a small space in between each question so that you have room for your answers.
Any question asked is a good question. Don’t make assumptions about anything or you could find yourself dealing with financial and emotional problems before, during and after your home is built.