Homeownership can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. If can also be one of the most stressful, and it all begins with the New Home Construction. Building a new home can be one of the most exciting and frustrating experiences of your life. There are so many decisions to make, so many products to review, and so little time.
Tips to Stress Free New Home Construction
Find a Home Builder
New home construction starts with finding a qualified, reliable home builder. Do your research: ask for recommendations, drive past previous work sites, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. NEVER select a builder solely on bid alone.
Review the Contract
Building a new home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. It is a good idea to have the contract reviewed by a lawyer. A small lawyer fee can save you thousands of dollars down the road.
Research the Build Site
As they say, location, location, location. It is important to research the build site. Research the school district, investigate the crime rate, check surrounding home prices, and do your due diligence.
Research Building Products
As they say, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Well, that is not entirely true. Great products make a great home. Take your windows for example. Your windows affect more than just light control. Windows play a major role in home comfort, energy efficiency, and so much more. This is why it is so important to ensure your windows are up to the test.
Home Comfort: “New energy efficient windows and doors can help save money and make a home more comfortable,” said Bob Merrill, JELD-WEN executive vice president of sales and marketing.
Energy Efficiency: The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that an ENERGY STAR qualified home saves up to 30% more energy than a home built to the national energy code. Windows in particular account for 25-40% of your annual heating and cooling costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
JELD-WEN New Construction Windows
JELD-WEN, an ENERGY STAR® Partner since 1998, sells its extensive line of products globally through multiple distribution channels, including retail home centers, wholesale distributors and building products dealers, such as Architectural Window Supply. For the past 20 years we have been the go-to choice for Maryland homeowners, builders, and architects who need personalized, knowledgeable service. When you come to us for information and guidance, we’ll make sure you get what you need.
If you have any questions about JELD-WEN New Construction Windows, or wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact Architectural Window Supply by calling 410-266-5254 or visit our website! You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!