You can never entirely rule out the risk of delays or going over your budget during a remodeling project. However, with the right planning, you can significantly minimize these risks. While planning your custom home remodeling project, it’s smart to familiarize yourself with the common reasons for change orders. That way, you can take the necessary steps to avoid them.
Today, Highland Design + Build, formerly known as CASE Design/Remodeling Birmingham highlights common reasons for change orders and shares tips on avoiding them.
Why Make Change Orders?
A change order is a document outlining changes to the remodeling project’s original scope. Homeowners make change orders if they need additional services. Since contractors have to adjust the delivery dates, the project timeline is almost always delayed, usually resulting in higher costs.
Common Reasons for Change Orders
We strongly recommend having your remodeler conduct a comprehensive inspection of the parts of your home that you’ll be remodeling. That way, they can identify potential problems ahead of time, which you can then factor into your budget. Here are common problems remodelers encounter once a project is underway, which affect the budget:
Mold and water damage – Mold and water damage could be hiding behind your tiles. Contractors can’t replace your tiles until they remove the fungus and address the root moisture issues.
Electrical panel upgrades – You may need a new lighting plan, which will most likely require additional circuits in your electrical panel, to highlight the key features of your newly remodeled home. Consult an electrician beforehand to factor in the material cost.
Damaged Drywall – A damaged drywall will stick out in a newly remodeled space. Make sure your home addition contractors inspect your drywall before painting it.
Hiring qualified indoor or outdoor home remodelers will help you avoid these issues. Any remodeler worth their salt will inspect your home before starting the project.
Looking for reputable contractors in your area? Highland Design + Build Birmingham, the recipient of the Houzz Best of Service Award for four years straight, is here to help. To schedule a conversation about your dream home with one of our design experts, call us at (205) 386-8660 or leave us a message here.