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Looking to add a new structure to your property soon? Whether you’re building a carport, garage, shed, boat cover, or more, there are numerous things to consider during the building process.

To make sure this process goes as smoothly as possible, check out these 7 common building mistakes so that you can avoid them during your personalized build.

1. Forgetting to Contact Your Homeowners Association

If you live in a neighborhood that is managed by a homeowner’s association, then it’s required that you contact them before making any additions to your property. From decks to fences to pools and sheds, you must comply with the rules set in place by your local homeowner’s association. Punishments may vary from neighborhood to neighborhood, however; if you fail to follow their guidelines on property additions, you could find yourself dealing with a hefty fine, or even worse, a legal action against you and your property.

2. Ignoring Property Boundaries

You wouldn’t want your neighbors building a carport that extends over into your property, so why do it to them? If you ignore your home’s property lines while constructing a new project, you could face legal actions depending on your relationship with your neighbor. In some cases, these mistakes can be solved cordially, but in the case that you live next to someone you don’t get along with, the outcome may not be so pleasant. To show common courtesy for your neighbors, make sure to keep in mind where your property lines are when building a new project – sometimes homeowners are surprised at where their property ends and their neighbors’ begins.

3. Building on Unleveled Ground

Building on uneven ground is one of the worst mistakes imaginable when constructing a new build. It’s vital for any project that you accurately measure the ground where you plan to add a structure. To avoid a potential disaster, hire professionals such as the experts at Millennium Buildings, as we can accurately measure the ground for you and make proper edits to ensure that your structure is built on an even surface and solid ground.

4. Not Marking for Utilities

Arguably the most important mistake to be mindful of, is forgetting to mark for utility lines. This can lead to a butterfly effect of negative consequences. If you attempt to dig without the consultation of a professional, you could splice a utility line and disrupt your community for an unknown time period. We strongly recommend calling before you dig, or that you hire a professional to mark your yard for utility lines.

5. Rushing the Building Process

We know how exciting facilitating your newest project can be, but it’s always important to remember that good things take time. Take a step back and plan out everything that is going into your build. From paint color to material to location, many factors go into planning your new structure. If you’re struggling to create the ideal project, consider using Millennium Building’s 3D Design Tool, Building Visualizer, and Color Planner.

6. Choosing the Wrong Roofing Style

When customizing your new garage, shed, carport, commercial, or triple, there are a variety of roofing styles that one must consider. Depending on your budget and region’s weather conditions, you may need a specific roof for your building. Learn about the roofing options that we provide at Millennium Buildings to see what works best for you.

7. Improper Financing

Before you begin your next structural project, go over your finances and make sure that you can afford the build. If you need financing options, Millennium Building offers a variety of plans based on your specific needs.

Millennium Buildings is Here for You

At Millennium Buildings, we want your newest project to be executed as efficiently as possible and turn out just how you envisioned it. For questions about the mistakes listed above, or inquiries about our building services, give us a call at 1-866-216-8499 today.