4 Common Reasons For Home Improvement Delays

4 Common Reasons For Home Improvement Delays

October 06, 2017

From the installation of new doors to window upgrades, home improvement ventures bring a host of benefits that go beyond mere aesthetics. The problem, however, is that such projects can get derailed without proper planning and careful execution. Sometimes, certain circumstances are beyond your control. You simply have to make do and work around them.

4 Common Reasons For Home Improvement Delays

These are the four most common reasons for delays in home improvement projects:

1. Unpredictable Weather

The volatility of weather is the top reason for delays. After all, no one can control the weather. Instead, contractors simply have to work around it. That said, contractors with enough flexibility and who can manage their time well can still complete projects quickly in spite of weather.

2. Back Orders And Lead Times

Contractors may demand that you make all the necessary selections up front. This is to avoid back orders and lead times. Sometimes, work delays happen because the necessary items haven’t arrived yet. So if your windows contractor asks for a snappy decision on materials, it’s to avoid hindrances.

3. Permit Delays

Having a steady pace for your project only to have it halted midway is a frustrating prospect. However, this is a common occurrence because of a failure to secure the necessary permits. Experienced contractors will advise you to have all legalities settled before starting a project.

4. Pre-Existing Conditions

In some rare cases, work can come to a grinding halt when the contractor discovers the presence of pre-existing conditions with your home. The fact is that you can’t simply work over damaged home components. Sooner or later, the damage will render any further work futile.

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