Angie Hicks, Angie’s List founder: “Changing a project mid-stream is the most common delay for projects. Having a well-documented plan when you start out will lead to a more efficient project. No one can control the weather, but if you’re planning for an outside project it’s going to be important to build in some buffer for weather related delays. If you’re painting your house or adding new landscaping there may be times when they are not able to work. That will help manage expectations by building the buffer so your project comes in on time. The best bet for avoiding delays is to document and communicate regularly with your contractor and be sure you are realistic at the beginning about the timeline.”
Angie’s List Tips:
What’s the hold up?
- Project changes
- Also inspections, shipping delays & holidays
Have a clear plan, communicate & be realistic