The disruption home improvements can cause to your everyday life is bad enough, but interruptions will only make the situation worse. A single holdup can turn a one-week project into months of waiting.
Fortunately, you can prepare for them and keep the job on schedule if you know what they area. If you ask Hinkle Roofing, here are usual causes for delays in remodeling projects:
Whether you need your broken roof fixed or to install new gutters, the rain will stall the job. Home exterior projects become more hazardous when Nature doesn’t cooperate. To keep the weather from interfering with the work as much as possible, pick the least wet season to give your home a facelift.
Lengthy Shipping Time
Finalize your product selections ASAP to avoid delays. This is especially true when choosing specialty items, which are usually not readily available in the area. Think about lead times and potential back orders during the planning stage.
Slow Permitting Process
Permits are almost always necessary when having a new roof, siding or replacement windows installed. Sometimes, the local building and development department take a while to perform timely on-site inspections due to understaffing or lack of proper documentation.
Tricky Contractor Scheduling
Tackling home improvement projects during the busiest time of the year makes it more difficult to book the finest contractor for the job. If you want to receive excellent workmanship, you might have to wait for weeks, or even months, before you get accommodated.
Unforeseen Structural Damage
In some cases, vinyl siding, window and roofing projects can’t start on time because of pre-existing home conditions that must be dealt with first. Termite concerns, asbestos issues and rot woes are some of the most common roadblocks to home improvement progress. If you don’t have a contingency budget or quick access to financing to absorb additional but necessary expenses, construction postponement is going to happen.
Customer-Initiated Change Order
Wanting to add more work to the job is likely to change the deadline of the project. The extra things you want to get done will affect your home improvement’s timeline and cost. Even if your contractor can seamlessly process change orders, modifications to the original plan are still going to cause a delay.
Take advantage of Hinkle Roofing’s more than 110 years of experience to reduce the chances of remodeling delays. To discuss your Alabama home improvement needs, call us at (205) 352-1940 now, and get a free estimate in Tuscaloosa, AL, or any nearby area.