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5 COMMON CAUSES OF REMODELING DELAYS

Dealing with delays is a major home remodeling challenge because it’s often unpredictable and can happen anytime. But, knowing what causes delays can help you anticipate and plan them. Here are some common causes of remodeling delays that you should anticipate.

5 Common Causes Of Remodeling Delays

  1. Weather – Extreme weather is the most common and the least controllable cause of remodeling delays. Certain projects like re-roofing or house painting can’t be done while it’s raining, but fortunately, window replacement can. Most installation work is done under the roof, and our team isn’t deterred by rain. And in the rare instance that we can’t make it due to extreme weather, we’ll make sure to let you know and complete it as soon as humanly possible.
  2. Suppliers – A typical contractor’s supply chain includes manufacturers or distributors who supply the materials. If one of these suppliers gets delayed for some reason, it causes a domino effect that ultimately delays the project. Being a full-service replacement window company, Renewal by Andersen® has full control of our supply chain, including manufacturing the replacement windows and patio doors themselves, further preventing delays.
  3. Subcontractors – Some contractors could also have subcontractors in their supply chain. Subcontractors are basically a third party hired by contractors to do the the actual installation work. Delays happen if the contractor couldn’t find a subcontractor to hire for a particular project. Again, this is not a problem with a full-service company like ourselves. We have our own ever-present installation team who can ensure consistent results, every time.
  4. Permits – The City of St. Louis requires permits for many kinds of remodeling projects, which often takes three to five days for the City Building Division to process after the contractor applies for it. Fortunately, replacement windows don’t require permits, except when you’re working on restoration work on a property located within a City Historic District or is a City L andmark.
  5. Pre-existing conditions – Pre-existing conditions are issues that would not have been revealed until the project is well under way, like rotten roof decks or mold in the exterior walls. Depending on the extent and complexity of the issue, this may slow down the installation. At Renewal by Andersen, we are well-prepared for possible pre-existing issues. In addition to having a trained installation team, we also arrive early to maximize installation time.

To learn more about how we manage installation work for our replacement windows and patio doors, call Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis today at (314) 310-3636, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free in-home consultation with our experts. We serve St. Louis, MO and nearby areas.

Reviews

"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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