Using HomeNav While Building A Home
When it comes to building a new home, there are a lot of decisions to be made. Selecting layout, design and other options are just a few of the choices that need to be made. As these options begin to become reality and the home starts to take shape, it is a great time to create a HomeNav account. Because of the different stages of construction and the fact that everything is new and fresh, there are opportunities to gather information that otherwise will not be easy to get.
Document What’s In The Walls
When a home is in the building process, there are systems and areas that are exposed which will be hidden away once the home is complete. Things such as duct work, electrical, plumbing and insulation are concealed by drywall in a finished home. Months or even years down the road, when needs arise, it can be very convenient to have a way to see where these systems are located. A task like simply hanging a picture frame is much easier when you are able to quickly find a wall stud. And avoiding the electrical wires or plumbing pipes will save you a lot of money in repairs. Knowing where these systems have been run can make upgrades and remodeling projects down the line much easier as well.
To create this visual resource in HomeNav all you have to do is take a series of pictures during the construction process and upload them to the details tab or room within your account. It is a very quick step to take now that will save you hours of frustration later on.
Home Feature Records
A newly built home typically comes with new appliances and fixtures. Each of these will have an owner’s manual, instructions for care and warranty information. Many also have serial numbers and contact information for service providers associated with them as well. Most of this information is usually handed over to the new homeowner in a notebook or folder once the home is completed. With HomeNav, all of these details can conveniently be stored electronically within the account, making them easy to access and much less likely to be lost or damaged.
Many major home feature manufacturers are already connected to HomeNav. Connecting the correct information, specific to the home is fast and easy.
Building a home is a very specialized craft. There are many different techniques and practices used during construction. These can be important later on when repairs need to be made or should there be maintenance issues that need to be addressed. By keeping track of the construction as it progresses with pictures and videos, you will be able to refer back to the stages of construction process. This gives you the opportunity to find valuable information on exactly how the home was put together, protecting you when problems arise.
Each HomeNav account is specific to its individual home. Adding detailed information during the home building process makes it even more useful down the road.