Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Home Builder

Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Home Builder

Building a home is an exciting adventure. It’s also a significant undertaking that requires careful consideration at every turn. Selecting the right home builder is crucial to ensuring a smooth and satisfying building experience. Finding the right home builder is not just about seeing the specs and style sheets. It’s about finding a company that meets your needs—from budget to timeline, communication, and consideration. 

At Windmill Homes, we recognize the importance of asking the right questions throughout the home-building journey. We are committed to equipping you with the tools and information you need to move through the process with clarity and ease. To aid you in this pivotal stage of your home search, we've compiled a comprehensive list of essential questions for assessing potential builders. Equipped with these insights, you can confidently set out on the path to creating a home that fulfills your needs and exceeds your expectations.


Top Questions to Ask A Potential Home Builder

What is the builder's experience and track record in the home construction industry?

Windmill Homes stands out in the home construction industry as a family-owned business with an impressive track record. With three generations of homebuilders and developers at our helm, we have been making waves since our establishment in 2009. Our commitment to helping real people, whether families, active individuals, or those seeking relaxation, achieve the dream of homeownership sets us apart.

We pride ourselves on our adaptability and preparedness for the future. With strong financial foundations and expert management, qualities expected from the new generation of builders, we consistently deliver what discerning homebuyers desire in their new homes. Expect nothing less than high design, exceptional quality, and personalized details in our two beautiful communities: Centennial Crossing at Milliken and Greenspire at Windsor Lake.

Can the builder provide references or examples of previous projects?

As the landowner, developer, and builder of Greenspire at Windsor Lake and Centennial Crossing at Milliken, Windmill Homes takes pride in curating a diverse collection of thoughtfully designed homes within these neighborhoods. A simple drive through the areas will showcase our commitment to delivering exceptional residences. Additionally, we invite you to explore our model homes for a firsthand experience of the personalized elements and exquisite finishes that define each of our Designer-Crafted Homes.


How does the home builder provide customization options, and is there room for design change during construction? 

At Windmill Homes, we take pride in crafting unique, Designer-Crafted Homes that reflect our commitment to quality, innovation, and attention to detail. Our homes come pre-designed and are built according to those specific design parameters.

With this in mind, we do not offer customization options and design changes during construction. What we guarantee, though, is a home that features unique, hand-selected elements and features that invite the homeowner to embrace and enjoy their living space.


What type of warranty or post-construction support does the builder offer?

At Windmill Homes, we believe in providing exceptional post-construction support and standing behind the quality of our homes. As part of our commitment to customer satisfaction, we offer a comprehensive one-year warranty covering the home's interior and exterior aspects. This warranty ensures that any unexpected issues or defects that arise within the first year of homeownership will be promptly addressed and resolved by our dedicated team. We address warranty issues through the platform Punchlist Manager, an online portal that allows us to streamline the remedy/repair process. New homeowners receive the details and login information during their new home orientation, so they may easily and efficiently submit punch list items and receive transparent communication and timelines in return.

In addition to our one-year warranty, we also provide warranties from the respective appliance manufacturers. This means, that if there are any issues with the appliances we have installed in your home, you can rely on the manufacturer's warranty to receive the necessary support and assistance.


Can the builder provide a detailed breakdown of pricing and any potential additional costs?

At Windmill Homes, transparency is a key aspect of our approach to homebuilding. As such, we strive to provide our customers with a clear and detailed breakdown of pricing, ensuring that there are no hidden fees or surprises along the way.

From the start of your home-buying process, we provide a document with the home's line-item costs to ensure transparency and accountability throughout the process. This comprehensive breakdown includes every pre-selected design option you see within the home - and lets you know exactly what you are paying for. What you see in the home design is what you get in the final build, from timber to fixtures.


What communication channels does the builder use to keep clients updated on the progress of their home construction?

At Windmill Homes, we understand the significance of keeping our clients informed and engaged throughout the home construction process. Our entire team keeps detailed logs of project progress and shares those updates and milestones internally on a regular basis. This keeps our sales team informed, able to provide timely and comprehensive updates, and responsive to any questions that come their way. When you are working with Windmill Homes, you can thus expect timely and relevant updates in your inbox, as well as the ability to call or stop by the office for check-ins.

Our commitment to privacy and security means only essential, personalized information is shared through these channels. We prioritize the transparency and clarity of communication, ensuring that our clients clearly understand the key milestones and progress of their homes without compromising their privacy.


What are the available neighborhoods or communities where the builder constructs homes?

As the exclusive landowner, developer, and builder of Greenspire at Windsor Lake and Centennial Crossing at Milliken, Windmill Homes takes great pride in offering a diverse collection of thoughtfully designed neighborhoods and homes within these exceptional communities. Our commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail can be seen throughout, showcasing various living spaces catering to various lifestyles and preferences.

From elegant townhomes to luxurious lakefront estates, the communities we design and build offer a wide selection of homes designed to suit different needs and aspirations. We understand that every homeowner is unique, and our goal is to provide a range of options to ensure each individual can find their perfect living space within our communities.

Undertaking the construction of a new home involves a significant investment of time, money, and resources. Selecting the home builder that is right for you will ensure you enjoy the relationship, respect, and transparency you require throughout the process. By asking the questions above, you can gain valuable insights into a builder's experience, track record, customization options, construction process, warranties, and more. 

Windmill Homes encourages you to be proactive and thorough when interviewing potential builders, including us! By doing so, you'll be well-equipped to make an informed decision that ensures your dream home becomes a reality. Remember: Ask the right questions, and begin your journey with confidence and clarity. 

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