Building one's dream home starts with a plan, design, and budget.  Finding the right home builder to pull off the project is who another matter.  It's important to get multiple quotes from different home builders near you before signing anything.  Talk with local governments over zoning and other programs including possible rebates.  Always be sure to have the proper permits and insurance before starting any work.

Many folks work with planned developments so they are limited in certain styles or floorplan configurations, but custom home builders are able to produce home's from scratch with unique designs and elements that are envisioned by a professional architect.  An experienced home builder will be able to provide many details about the project and keep you informed throughout the process.


Radiant barrier in attic
HVAC systems work more efficiently with the addition of a reflective barrier as part of your attic insulation.
blown-in insulation in attic (Photo by Photo by Katelin Kinney   )
Thinking of insulating your home yourself? An expert shares tips for homeowners attempting a DIY insulation installation project.
white, fluffy cellulose insulation in attic
Attic insulation helps regulate the temperatures in your home. It also controls humidity to prevent mold and rot.
Worker removing mold insulation
If you're upgrading to cellulose insulation from fiberglass then you may want to consider removing all of the old material.
ice dam on roof
Ice Dams and RemovalAtticInsulationRoof
Ice dams form when attics get warm and heat your roof from the underside.