What is a change order? Basically, these are when your contractors come up to you with adjustments to your current project’s scope and cost. These can be good–where the cost goes down because the amount of actual work was actually less than what was originally expected–or troublesome, especially when the opposite happens and your budget skyrockets.
In this post, kitchen renovation contractors from Advantage Contracting discuss some of the reasons why these change orders happen and how you can avoid them.
Not Very Thorough
This is the most basic reason for change orders. It usually happens when the contractor doesn’t have enough experienced people to do the work, or when you neglect to identify the existence of a potential issue.
For example, your tiles and walls could be hiding nasty surprises underneath them, and your kitchen renovation contractors weren’t able to catch this. During the work itself, they might unearth an issue with the tiles or the walls that would need to be assessed and included in the list of things that need to be done.
This can be avoided by going through the site of the renovation thoroughly with your contractor before starting any renovation work.
The original assessment of your renovation project might not have considered the HVAC impact of the finished product. This means that the contractor will have to do an assessment of how to best tackle this problem, and might result in a bigger job–and more expenses.
You can help your contractor prepare for this by showing him the current status of your kitchen’s HVAC system, and discussing how the renovation will be affected by not touching this system. This way, they will get to assess the best way to tackle the situation before the work begins.
Many kitchen renovation companies have people with enough experience in HVAC, so they can easily plan for this once they have all the necessary information.
Advantage Contracting can help you avoid change orders by discussing your kitchen renovation project thoroughly before starting any work. Give us a call at (976) 696-0333 or fill out our contact form to set a consultation. We serve clients in Kinnelon, Wayne, and Wycoff, NJ.