When purchasing a custom home, you want to ensure that everything is built to satisfy not only your needs but you standards of quality as well. Buying a custom home means you’re spending a good amount of money to get exactly what you want. While you may be paying particular attention to the features of the home (like that game room you really wanted), it’s important to also pay attention to the quality of the construction that made that game room possible. Everything may look wonderful to the external eye, but to catch construction issues, one should probably have an idea of what to look out for.
- Windows & Doors – Your windows and doors should be able to be opened and shut without creaking, sticking, or binding.
- Siding & Trim – The siding should be smooth with all holes filled in. Any paint should also appear smooth and seamless.
- Foundation – There should be no significantly large cracks. While hairline cracks pose no large threat, cracks that are easily noticeable can create future problems for your home.
- Floor – Your floor should not creak at all.
- Dry Wall – Your dry wall should also be seamless with no cracks, bumps, or bulges. You should not be able to see where once piece of dry wall ended and the next began.
- Paint – The paint should be smooth and look natural. Search for running of paint, uneven coats of paint, lumpy paint, etc.
- Ceiling – Look for dark spots or stains. These can indicate a potential leak.
- Stairs – If you have stairs built into your home, be sure that the stairs are the same size and spaced apart evenly. Uneven stairs can cause numerous accidents.