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How Long Does it Take to Build a Home?
Category - Home Ownership Questions - Building Your Home FAQ's
The time it takes to build a home depends on many variables such as square footage, design, time of year, etc. A standard home can take between six months to a year to complete. Weather can heavily influence the speed in which construction proceeds. A very wet summer, for example, can keep your builder from pouring the foundation, which can hold up the process for months. On the other hand, once the foundation is poured and the roof installed, construction is no longer influenced by the weather.

On the other hand, completing the interior of the home is a slower process due to the interdependence of sub-contractors, such as electrical, plumbing, heating, etc. to be able to complete their portion of the work. The exterior of the home can typically move forward much faster than finishing the interior of the home.
Home Ownership Questions - Building Your Home FAQ's
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