Building Process

Custom Home Building Steps: Exterior Finishes

When you are in the research stages or just considering building a custom home, one of the most common feelings homeowners may have is that the process of building a home is daunting. At Sunset Homes, one of our primary goals is to educate our homeowners and guide them through the custom home building process making it less daunting and more enjoyable.

Building a custom home entails selecting many more items than when you decide to buy an already built home, but the most significant advantage is that your new custom home is built exactly to your taste and needs. In this blog series about the custom home building process we have learned more details about your custom home foundations, and the framing stage in which your Calgary custom home start taking the shape of the home you envisioned.

Then we proceed to the mechanical installation which means installing the very important systems that will run in your home, such as the plumbing, electrical and HVAC. The following stage is working on your home insulation and drywall, in which your home is insulated and the walls are finished. The following stages of the custom home building process are the exterior and interior finishes.

What are Exterior Finishes?

When building your new custom home in Calgary, we refer to exterior finishes to all the work that has to be done in the exterior of your custom home. This entails the combination of materials and items that will make the exterior of your new custom home unique.

The materials and items you have to select include: soffit, fascia, stucco, stone, vinyl siding, specialty siding, wood, windows trim, aluminum panels, cement, doors, exterior light fixtures, and other details your custom home design might have

During the selections process, we create a 3D render of your custom home, so you have the chance to explore any combination of exterior materials and colours until you find the right ones, after all the exterior of your custom home is what will cause the first impression and will give the vibe of your custom home style. Your custom home exterior will differ if your home is traditional, transitional, or modern. If you are starting to explore your options for exterior finishing options and colours take a look at our blog Exterior Finishing Options for your Custom Home in Calgary and Calgary Custom Home Builder Tips to Choose Exterior Colours this 2019.

What Happens to this stage of the Custom Home Building Process during winter?

Many homeowners inquire about delays that may be caused during winter. When weather is not extreme during the winter months, for example, stucco can be applied by wrapping the house and adding a source of heat. That way if your exterior finishing stage coincides with the cold months, work can keep progressing around your home.

How Long Does it take the Exterior Finishing Stage of the Custom Home Building Process?

This step of the custom home building process happens in parallel to other stages, it may start when the Mechanical Installations Stage is completed and the installation of your selected materials and items are scheduled until the final stages.

Ready to build your ideal family home? Contact Sunset Homes today!  We will prepare a class 3 estimate for your project, and provide you with the right tools for every step of the custom home building process.

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Too Long Didn’t Read (TLDR)

In the exterior finishes step of the custom home building process, we work on all the materials and items that you have chosen for the exterior of your new custom home, such as masonry, siding, stucco, among others.