Shorter Build Times
The average custom home takes about nine months to build, from start to finish. But starting in the winter can cut down significantly on this time frame, for several reasons:
- The volume of homes is much lower, so construction teams are able to devote more time to individual homes and complete many of them faster.
- The many professionals involved in a home build—including engineers, subcontractors, designers and trim carpenters—are not as busy in the winter.
- Building permits take less time because fewer people are applying during the winter.
Starting a build in the winter also offers customers much more personal attention than they might receive during busier months. Because subcontractors, construction crews, engineers, designers and everyone in between are less busy during the winter, they can more readily devote time to each customer, walking them through the process and answering their questions without feeling the usual time crunch.