The U.S. Census Bureau reported that it took on average 6.9 months for a production builder to build a home in our country last year. Here in metro Denver it’s close to 9 months. The time frame to build has been increasing since 1971 when it only took 4.4 months to build a home. Why? New houses are bigger today (2,426 square feet vs 1,525) and homes today have more bathrooms. Plus, today’s building codes require more insulation and tighter air sealing and many more improvements.