4 Questions to Ask Your Custom Home Builder in Oahu

Custom Home Builder Oahu

As you get ready to build the custom home of your dreams, make sure you have all the necessary information from your builder.

These are some of the questions that you should ask your builder before starting construction.

Building a custom home means creating a space that is truly your own. However, the process of doing so is very different than buying a pre-built home, and there are undoubtedly questions that you have in mind.

When contacting a custom home builder in Oahu, it is important that you are prepared with any questions that you may have. Early meetings with your builder are an opportunity to clarify any doubts or concerns that you may have and get a better sense of everything that goes into a custom home build.

If this is your first custom home, you may be unsure of what questions to ask your builder. These questions will help you get started and give you a better grasp of the intricacies of a home build.

1. How long will the building take?

You and your builder should both be on the same page regarding timelines. This will also help clarify your current living situation, especially if you plan to sell your current home or are renting. While there may be delays, a timeline gives you a general idea of what you can expect. Make sure to also ask your builder about the time it will take to get the relevant permits, which can add an extra 30-45 days to your build time.

2. How much can you customize?

Even when it comes to a custom home build, some builders only have a pre-set collection of floor plans finishes available to you, with only cosmetic tweaks completely in your hands. Discuss your options with your builder and make sure you’re aware of how much (or little) customization opportunity is available to you.

3. How will your builder handle complications?

Delays and complications are an inevitable part of building a home. Asking your builder about how they handed a recent delay will give you an insight into their construction process, as well as their ability to deal with the potential issues that may arise during your custom build. As a homeowner, you will want to be assured of communication and conflict-management to make sure that the building process is as stress-free as possible.

4. What warranties are provided with the house?

Problems arise even in brand new homes. Due to this, most new homes come with warranties for a specific amount of time to protect you in the event of a problem early on. These often include short-term whole-house warranties and longer-term structural warranties. Clarify what warranties are included with the house, and make sure to ask how long they last for. You can also buy your own home warranty, but a warranty from the builder will provide extra protection for your first few years in your new home.

If you’re got any more questions about building a new home, or are looking for a custom home builder in Oahu, contact R. Clary Builders at (808) 263-4463. You can find out more about us at by Visiting Our Website – we would love to answer any questions that you may have!