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Ten Questions for Your Builder

Builder shopping? They are usually happy to talk with you about the homes they build. Here are ten things you should know before you make a decision to talk further.

  1. How long has your company been in business?

  2. May I see your insurance certificate?

  3. May I talk to previous customers?

  4. May I see some of your previous projects?

  5. Do you offer a warrantee?

  6. How will you maximize the long-term affordability of my house?

  7. Do you have experience with the products/designs I want incorporated into the house?

  8. How will the HVAC be sized, designed, and installed?

  9. Are the windows installed and the insulation levels appropriate for this climate?

  10. How will the home take advantage of free passive solar energy?

Content updated on 4/4/2006

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