Are you renovating or developing a home and getting frustrated with material delays? Do you have the impression that prices change by the hour? Supply chain interruptions have been a concern in the construction business for several years, and we’ve had to deal with a variety of challenges, ranging from skyrocketing lumber prices to months-long delays on windows and doors. Here are some ideas to help you keep your project on track despite supply chain disruptions:
1. Place your order early.
This may sound obvious, but you’d be shocked how many clients don’t realize which materials must be chosen and ordered before the building begins. Windows and doors, as well as trusses and appliances, are critical components. If not ordered early enough, these materials might cause a project to be delayed by weeks or even months.
2. Research your vendors.
If a vendor gives you unworkable lead times, don’t be afraid to shop around until you discover a company that can offer you with the goods you require within the time frame you require. This is one of the services that our team offers to our consumers, and it can take a lot of perseverance to acquire what you want when you need it. There was a period when a certain type of lumber was unavailable in Florida, so a member of our team had to drive to Georgia to obtain it. When merchants such as Home Depot and Lowes are unable to supply the materials you require, be willing to stretch beyond your comfort zone.
3. Be adaptable.
In this industry, you may need to be flexible in terms of both design and money. Fortunately, because there is such a wide range of finished goods available, you can generally find a replacement if anything is out of stock or if prices rise.
4. Hire a one-stop shop builder.
When looking for a builder for your project, look for someone who offers turnkey services. Hackensack Contractor Service offers full design-build services: our in-house design team creates floor plans, renderings, and blueprints; our logistics team handles permits, subcontractors, and all orders; and our professional construction team ensures that the project is completed on schedule. To build and install cabinets and millwork on all of our projects, we even have our own millwork facility and in-house cabinet team. When it comes to building, having a crew like this makes all the difference, sometimes saving our clients months on their projects. It also saves a lot of gray hair!
Hackensack Contractor Service is a design-build firm that specializes in high-end remodels, house expansions, and bespoke residences. It was formed in 2006 by a family. We serve homes from our headquarters in Hackensack, NJ. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and are an award-winning member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
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