How long does it take to build a house?
If you’re thinking about building a new home, you may be curious about the process and what is happening at each step. You may also want to know how long it will take for a new home to be ready. So how long does it take to build a house? If you choose Experience Homes in Amarillo, the process generally takes about six months. Six months is ideal, but a build can often be up to nine months, mainly due weather delays. Here’s the break down.
The first steps of the process include finding a builder, deciding what you want from your new home, and obtaining financing. Experience Homes helps homeowners find the right financing. One of their most exciting options is their home trade-in program which allows Experience Homes to purchase your old home at the same time you purchase your new one. This can help offset the cost you your new home and ease the transition from one house to another.
During the second month, the lot that you have chosen is cleared and leveled. The concrete foundation is poured. This step takes the longest to give the concrete time to cure properly so that it can be strong enough to carry your home.
This is when your home’s framing– or skeleton– is built. Interior systems such as plumbing, HVAC and electrical are also beginning to take shape.
During the fourth month the interior systems are finished and sheet rock is put up. This is also the time when the exterior begins to approach a finished state with the application of brick or stone.
This is the most fun part of the process as all of the creative design elements you have chose are being done. Tile is laid, cabinets are installed and trim is put in its place.
Final touches, adjustments and installations are being done for electrical and plumbing systems. Any last minute painting and touch-ups are done. One of the last steps is installing the carpet to ensure that it is free from contractors’ boot tracks.
The home building process can be exciting. Experience Homes will walk you through the process every step of the way from design, to choosing a lot, to finding the right financing and the construction process. Our Home Trade-In Program allows homeowners to make a smooth transition from their old home to their new one. Contact Experience Homes today.