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What Does Custom Mean? Advantages of Building with a Custom Builder

July 23, 2021

When you’re on the lookout for a new home, there’s a long list of choices you need to make: size, style, and features, to name a few. Your decision will also inevitably be narrowed down by your budget and desired location. From there, the biggest hurdle is finding a floor plan or pre-made home that fits all the criteria you’re looking for -- and sometimes pre-made homes just don’t cut it. Weston Dean is here to lay out for you what a custom home entails, and why going with a custom builder may be the right choice for you.

A Home Designed For You

Most of the time, pre-made floor plans and homes do not offer the personalization that a custom architect provides. When building a custom house, the price, lot, and design will be chosen on your terms. Your home will be perfectly tailored to fit your specific lifestyle and needs.

Another advantage of working with a custom builder is that where we build is up to you! While custom home builders often have lots provided, building on a lot that you have already found on your own is just as doable. Some people will even buy a lot holding an older, outdated house and tear down the existing structure to replace it with a custom-built design. We offer free lot evaluations so homeowners can get an idea of what will work best for them. The sky is the limit when you build custom.

Our homes are an extension of our identities; go with something as unique as you are!

Lower Maintenance Costs and Higher Efficiency

If you value energy efficiency, you may want to consider that the typical used home is, on average, much less energy efficient than newly built homes. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that older homes that were not built to the 2004 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) pale in comparison to new construction; when you buy an older home, you’re buying outdated methods and materials.

Newly built homes, on the other hand, feature advanced building technology to produce a structure that is efficient and long-lasting. Custom builders such as Weston Dean use high-quality materials and advanced construction techniques, resulting in homes with lower maintenance and energy costs for the foreseeable future. We also provide green solutions for homeowners interested in energy efficiency and environmental protection. Do you want the cheapest home you can find or one built with quality and efficiency at the forefront?

Full Control and High Quality

When you build custom, we work together to ensure that all the important decision-making is delegated to you. You’re investing your time and money into a home that will last a lifetime -- why not take control of the process? Building your home from scratch doesn’t just give you the chance to live in a place truly fit for you; it also guarantees a level of craftsmanship that will prevent structural issues and headaches. Your newly-constructed home will have a thorough, updated structure built to modern codes. At Weston Dean Custom Homes, we believe every homeowner deserves a dwelling that feels distinctly theirs.

Need another reason to buy a custom home rather than a pre-made one? Just take a look at the houses we've built and our testimonials. Contact us today to steer your house-hunt in the right direction.


Weston Dean Custom Homes
  • Weston Dean Custom Homes
    400 N. Loop 1604 E. Suite 250 | San Antonio, TX 78232
  • Copper Ridge Model Home
    5732 Heidrich Court | New Braunfels, TX 78132
  • The Canyons Model Home
    9730 Autumn Canyon | San Antonio, TX 78255
  • Bulverde/Spring Branch Model Home
    18882 Forty Six Pkwy | Spring Branch, TX 78070
  • Vintage Oaks Model Home
    1409 Burgundy | New Braunfels, TX 78132
  • Boerne Model Home
    4 Truss Drive | Boerne, TX 78006