New Home Construction can be Complex. Here are some Components to Consider.

A home needs electricity. It is a need in modern times. Poorly installed components could lead to disaster. Above all, the electric needs to be done properly. Whether you are building a home from the ground up or in the process of adding on to your home it is important you call in an electrician to avoid costly (and even deadly) errors in your home or business. Let’s discuss why you need an electrician.

When Should I Contact an Electrician?

Electrical contractors should be called in before construction of your house begins. Basically, the contractor can go over your plans and start drafting a plan for the house. Generally, they will be working with your architect. That way your architect can make any changes to assist any electrical needs. Then, your contractor should be brought in again once the home is framed and the roof is in place. Your electrician will need to make sure any circuits and wiring work done is in accordance with the National Electric Code. They will need to be present during any safety inspections. This ensures all work is up to code.

The Benefit of Calling an Electrician Early

While you could wait until your home is ready, having an electrician early on offers clear benefits, including:

Customized Electrical Options – If you want outlets, extra plugs in the bathroom, or home wired for a sound system, calling in a professional can ensure the architect’s plans has these options.
Safety Features – Your electrician can consult with your architect about all electrical safety. Also, if you want a back-up generator, your architect needs to plan adequate space before the foundation is poured.
Costly Changes Can Be Avoided – By having your electrician’s input ahead of time, you can avoid changes made to your HVAC, roof or framing. All of the home’s parts will be designed with building codes in mind as well as your electrical needs.

Still unsure if you need an electrician for your new home? Contact Stevens Electric today so we can tell you about all the benefits of our work. We look forward to hearing from you.