Make Sure You’re Making the Right Decision When Choosing a Builder

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As home builders in Pennsylvania, we meet with prospective clients regularly so that they can assess whether we will be the right team for the job. There are many different factors you should consider when choosing a builder, from credentials and experience to service and personality.

But when you are choosing home builders in Pennsylvania, you will want to make sure you are comparing apples to apples. What do we mean by this? Well, different home builders have different standards and methods for doing things. There are merits to having these different ways of doing things, but it is also important that you choose a builder whom you trust to do solid work.

To that end, here is an overview of things to consider when choosing your next home builder.

High standards

Here at WSL Incorporated, we have some strict standards that we apply to each and every project we take on. These standards help ensure that we build a solid, reliable building, every single time.

Here are some of the things we include on our list of high standards:

  • An upgraded insulation package consisting of R-21 cellulose wall insulation, R-30 floor insulation, R-49 cellulose ceiling insulation and a super seal foam and caulk package
  • Moisture resistant drywall in all bathrooms
  • Recessed wall-mount TV connections
  • ManaBloc plumbing systems
  • 15-SEER high-efficiency heat pump w/AC
  • Watchdog waterproofing on basement walls
  • 8” wide x 8’ high poured concrete basement foundation wall or a Superior Walls pre-cast foundation
  • Each home is Energy Star certified

By applying these same standards to every home we build, we can make sure that every client is getting top-notch work that both we and they can be proud of. When comparing builders, this list is a good place to start.

Other considerations

On top of the general standards that a builder uses, it is also important to get an idea of how they work. For example, how do they manage the process of choosing materials or the construction schedule, or change orders? Understanding what their routine consists of, and how they handle problems, will give you an idea of whether they’d be a good fit for you and your project.

Other things to consider: Do they enlist anyone else to help them make selections? How do they work within a budget? Do they employ in-house designers? How long do they think your project will take to complete?

Beyond asking questions, get a sense of your home builder’s personality and service level—these things are important when you are trusting someone with such an important project!

Get in touch today

Building a new home is an exciting prospect. Now that you know what to look for in a builder, you can start comparing your options for yourself.

Looking for home builders in Pennsylvania that employ high, industry leading standards? If so, you need look no further than WSL Incorporated. Since 2008, we have proudly built beautiful, solid homes, and we look forward to building yours as well. Reach out to us today to get started!

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