Are you remodeling or building a house and going crazy because of delays in getting materials? Do you ever feel like prices change every hour? Supply chain problems have been a problem in the construction industry for a few years now, and we’ve had to deal with a lot of problems, like lumber prices going up and windows and doors being late for months. Here are some tips to help you keep your project on schedule even if there are problems in the supply chain:
Start Ordering Your Items Early
This seems like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised by how many clients don’t know which materials need to be chosen and ordered before construction even starts. Windows and doors, trusses, and appliances are all important. If these things aren’t ordered early enough, they can delay a project by weeks or even months.
Shop from Your Trusted Sellers
If a vendor gives you lead times that are too long, don’t be afraid to keep looking until you find a company that can get you what you need in the right amount of time. This is one of the services our team offers to our clients. Sometimes, you have to be very persistent to get what you want when you need it. At one point, a certain type of lumber was not available in Florida, so one of our team members had to drive to Georgia to get it. When stores like Home Depot and Lowes can’t give you the materials you need, be willing to go outside of your comfort zone.
Be Flexible & Considerate
In this market, you may have to be flexible about both your design and your budget. There are so many different finishes out there that you can usually find a replacement if something is out of stock or the price goes up.
Hire a Builder Who Does Everything
When choosing a builder for your project, look for someone who can do everything from start to finish. At LK West Valley City General Contractors, we offer full design-build services. Our in-house design team makes floor plans, renderings, and blueprints. Our logistics team handles permits, subcontractors, and all the orders. And our expert construction team makes sure the project stays on schedule. We even have our own millwork shop and cabinet team to build and install cabinets and millwork on all of our projects. When it comes to construction, having a team like this makes all the difference. Sometimes, it saves our clients months on their projects. It also prevents a lot of wrinkles.
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LK West Valley City General Contractors is a family business that has been around since 2006. It is a design-build company that specializes in high-end remodels, home additions, and custom homes. Our main office is in West Valley, UT. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry has given us awards, and the Better Business Bureau has given us an A+ rating.
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