Delays are one of the factors that should be considered and prepared for by homeowners who are looking into getting a home remodeling project done. Professional remodelers will, of course, make every effort to ensure your project will be completed on time, but knowing what causes delays can help set your expectations.
Weather is the most common cause of delays, and it’s beyond anyone’s control. Most remodeling projects are done indoors and can be done in almost any weather. However, projects that involve outdoor exposure, such as second-story additions, new decks and backyard pools, need to be done in relatively clear weather.
Extreme weather may also impede travel and could affect the condition of construction materials. A room addition will require wood, insulation and other materials that have to be delivered dry, for instance, so exposure to moisture is something to avoid. In case of weather-related delays, we make it a point to keep our clients informed of their project’s status.
Supply chains are essentially what gets construction materials from the manufacturer to your home. This involves transportation, warehouses and more. A delay in one of these links in the chain can affect the ones down the line. Getting your room additions and other remodeling projects done by professionals like ourselves can mitigate delays as we source our materials from the manufacturers themselves.
Certain remodeling projects will require building permits; fortunately, the contractor is the required signatory, so you don’t have to process the application paperwork yourself. While we do factor the permit processing time in when deciding on a start date, it has been known to cause days’ worth of delays.
Hiring subcontractors to do installation work is a common practice among contractors, even ones who have their own installation team, especially during peak season. Subcontractor availability – and to some extent, commitment issues – may cause delays. In such cases, finding subcontractors to fill these vacancies may put your project on hold. Scheduling your remodeling project early on can help mitigate delays caused by subcontractors.
To learn about what we can do for your next home addition or bathroom remodel, call Marrokal Design and Remodeling today at (888) 214-1544. We serve many areas in the San Diego, CA, area.