The Best Time to Build Most homes are bought and sold in the summer months, but when is the best time to build a new home?
Consider Temperature and Season
Cool and dry weather is the best climate for beginning a new home construction project. Cooler temperatures mean better working conditions for the people who are building your home, and dry weather means less rain delays, and less moisture during the build. A light rain every now and then won’t cause trouble, but extended heavy rain for several days on exposed lumber can cause some problems down the line, like mold and squeaky stairs. By beginning construction on a new home in the winter when temperatures are cool and dry, you can avoid potential weather delays and help prevent maintenance problems down the line.
When Do You Want to Move In?
Building a new custom home takes some time, so it’s a good idea to think about when you want to move in. Would you rather move in while the kids are out of school? Do you prefer moving in the summer or fall, as opposed to spring or winter? All of these are things to consider when you decide to start a custom house build. Starting construction in the winter means you’ll have nicer weather for moving in, and you’ll get to enjoy not only your new home, but also your new yard, as soon as it’s completed!
Snow or Rain
In Georgia, it can be difficult to predict what the weather will do tomorrow, next week, or next month, so there’s no way to avoid all potential weather setbacks on a job site.
Rain or snow in the winter, just like in the spring summer, or fall, can still cause a delay. But bottom line, if you’re planning to build a custom home, winter can be an excellent time to start your new home construction!