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4 Common Remodeling Delays

December 11th, 2017 5:22pm

When you're remodeling a kitchen, not everything goes according to the perfect plan you've laid out in your mind. Life can cause a number of delays -- and taking preventative measures against these four common remodeling delays can help keep your remodeling project running as smoothly and stress-free as possible:


The Weather

Weather consistently ranks at #1 on the list of reasons for remodeling delays. No matter how much you try to plan around the weather, no forecast is 100% right 100% of the time.

One of the most common weather events that can delay your remodeling project is rain. Certain aspects of remodeling -- such as painting -- can't be completed in the rain or when it's damp outside, and projects like concrete work also require dry weather for pouring, setting, and curing.


Back Orders and Lead Times

When you hire a remodeling company, they will likely want you to plan every detail of the project before they even start working. Why?

Custom products or products that need to be ordered will need to be taken care of well in advance to keep your remodeling project on schedule. Knowing what you want allows your remodeler to order everything far enough in advance to make sure it's delivered on time. This way, if an item you want for your remodeling project turns out to be on back-order, you'll have time to either wait for the inventory to restock or decide on a different product without holding up the rest of the remodel.


Permit Delays

Another very common remodeling delay involves building permits. Most cities in the US will require that you get a permit before doing any work on your home. This can be a frustrating process, and it often takes more time than you might expect. Fortunately, your remodeling company should help secure the proper permits and will make sure they've been accepted before they begin work.


Pre-Existing Conditions

Let's say your contractor comes in with his team and they find termite damage or asbestos or worse -- black mold. This will add extra time to your remodeling project, because they can't begin the rest of the job until these pre-existing problems are fixed. Having an inspector come in to examine your home before your remodeling project begins can give you the chance to resolve these issues so your contractor can get right to work.

Don't make the mistake of assuming that such issues only happen in older homes. Newer homes can also have issues like the ones above, as well as warped floorboards, water behind the drywall, leaks, stained sheetrock, and more. No matter how young your home may be, it's still wise to have someone come in and take a look before hiring a contractor for your remodeling project.


If you're in Scottsdale or the surrounding area and need a remodeling company to help with your next project, contact Kitchens By Good Guys online or by calling 480.696.3524.


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