About to Build a Home? Make Sure You Do These 3 Things

Posted by Wattson on Mar 28, 2017

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Are you getting ready to start a home building project? Whether you’re building a house for your family to live in or looking to put it on the market, this project is no small feat. So what do you need to know before you get started?

Before you build a home, read up on Florida’s building code.

Whether this is your first home building project or your hundredth, nothing is more important than knowing the building code and following it. What could be worse than having to tear down and rebuild a part of your project because you didn’t know you weren’t up to code? If you haven’t already, take some time to look into the current official Florida building codes. Be sure to keep an eye out towards the end of the year; they are looking to update in December of 2017.

Vet your contractors.

If you are outsourcing any part of your building project, be sure that you are using contractors that you can trust.

  • Start by asking people you trust for recommendations. Use your networks to your advantage, and narrow your list down to a few contractors that you have some real information on.
  • Once you have a few to pick from, start asking questions. It is their responsibility to prove to you that they are the right people for the job.
  • Ask them about the kind of insurance and licenses they hold to minimize liability on your project should something go wrong.
  • Be sure to get their idea of a timeline for your project. If you are concerned about kicking off your project asap, find a contractor who is ready to put your project first.

Looking for more good questions to ask potential contractors? We’ve got a full list of them here.

Invest in spray foam insulation.

The best time to insulate a home is while it is being built. Do not back yourself into a corner by pushing insulation off until the last minute. Insulating before the walls are closed up ensures a tighter seal and less pain down the road. The best part is that proper insulation adds instant value to the home while making the home more comfortable.

Insulation keeps the right air where it belongs. What does that mean? In the summer, cool air stays inside and hot, humid air stays out. In the winter, warm air stays inside and chilly air stays out. Year-round, clean air stays inside and allergens stay out. There are several types of insulation; learn the different kinds of insulation so that you can find the right one for your project.

Energy Monster is an expert in spray foam installation. If you are looking to build a home, let Energy Monster bring their expertise to you. Schedule your free spray foam installation consultation today!

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