During the construction of a custom home, the method of procuring the construction materials varies from one custom home builder to another. There is no fixed universal method of procurement of construction materials. Some builders prefer procuring the materials from some of the more popular outlets such as Home Depot, Lowes and so on. While some other prefer procuring from low profile suppliers and distributors.
Even though it is better for the homeowner to leave these things to the judgment of the builder for the most part, it actually depends on the knowledge level of the homeowner when it comes to home construction. It also depends on how much the homeowner trusts the builder. If you are a homeowner who is starting a custom home development project, you may get doubts about this topic. In such a scenario, you need to first ask yourself how much you know about custom home building. If you think you know well or if you have prior experiencing in home construction, then you can share your knowledge or thoughts with the builder. It may end up being very useful for the builder. But, if it is your first custom home construction or if you know nothing about construction, then you are better off trusting your builder and leaving such decisions to him.