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Reasons Behind Delays in Home Improvement Projects

Preparing for the worst while expecting the best—this is a good approach when it comes to home improvement projects. Delays are sometimes an unavoidable part of a custom windows installation, roof replacement or any home improvement project, and it pays to be aware of the reasons behind these occurrences. 

Pre-Existing Conditions

One cause of delay involves the discovery of underlying problems that could not be detected before work was underway. Timelines get affected when this happens, prolonging working days and pushing back potential milestones. The project may need to be put on hold until the underlying problem can be repaired.


If you’re investing in an exterior home upgrade, weather is probably the most likely cause of delay. Any weather disturbance can have an effect on the progress your project, but a savvy contractor will find ways to stay on schedule. For instance, skilled windows installers ensure the protection of work areas from the elements before the project begins.

Delays in Issuing Permits

Many home improvement projects require permits from the city, county or state government. Producing plans and documents must be done before permits are issued, making this phase time-consuming and frustrating at times.

Keeping a positive attitude can help you get through any delays. Working with a contractor that knows what it takes to obtain what you want is a huge help.

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