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How Long Will It Take?

planning_home_improvement_project.1How far in advance do you need to start the planning process for a home improvement project? It helps to know what the time frame is for your project so you can plan for a realistic completion date.  You might have an idea about how long it’ll take, but have you considered everything involved? For example, a remodel is often more involved than picking out materials and having them installed. There’s the time to plan the layout, time for the materials to arrive and then several more weeks for the actual work to be completed.

At Choice Windows, Doors & More, we provide schedules for our jobs that take multiple days to weeks and we are diligent about staying on schedule. We call our homeowners and keep them in informed so in the event of unforeseen circumstances, they will be aware of the issue and feel confident that we will do our best to keep the job on track.

Here is a handy guide for the typical timeframes for standard home improvement projects.

Full Kitchen & Bath Remodel

  • Conley-Elizabethtown-Kitchen-RemodelThe design/product selection process will take more than one appointment, so make sure you factor in a minimum of one month to get decisions and plans finalized.
  • Expect for the cabinets and other materials to take 4-8 weeks to arrive after the order is placed.
  • Once work begins, the job could take anywhere from 3-6 weeks depending on the scope of work.

Countertop Replacement

  • CountertopOnce work begins, the job will take 5-8 working days. This timeframe includes installation of a new backsplash, sink and faucet, which are commonly included in a countertop replacement project.

Window or Door Replacement

  • DoorSelection process does not usually take more than 1 appointment.
  • Expect the product to take 2-4 weeks to arrive after the order is placed (the lead times will vary throughout the course of the year)
  • Once the work begins, it will take 1-2 days. Note that certain jobs that could take longer depending on the scope of work

Siding & Roofing

  • SidingSelection process does not usually take more than 1 appointment.
  • Expect the product to take 2-4 weeks to arrive after the order is placed (the lead times will vary throughout the course of the year)
  • Once work begins, a typical job will take 1-2 weeks
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Carla Oneill
Carla Oneill
22:13 24 Nov 20
They did a beautiful job putting shutters on our home. Would definitely hire for future jobs.
Alison Waas
Alison Waas
18:18 14 Nov 20
It was amazing from start to finish. We had Brian Sheehe out to give an estimate to replace 4 drafty wooden windows with vinyl ones and to replace two very old wooden entry doors. The project scope included widening our front door from 30" to 36," installing a new header and patching the interior plaster with drywall and mud.Estimate went great, no pressure, and he listened to what we wanted and needed. Choice was the only company of the three places we contacted who would widen the front door, and Choice came in with the lowest estimate at around $5000 (in 2016). They also were the only ones who would allow me to paint my new doors without voiding the warranty.They came out with a crew of at least 4 people on a day when snow was expected in the afternoon, and they called in an extra person to finish all the work in a little more than half a day before the snow came. I'm still not exactly sure how they installed the new header and front door, new trim molding, patched the the drywall above the front door, mudded, and sanded it smooth all within a half a day but they did and all I needed to do was touch up the paint in that area - you cannot even tell where the edges are, it was that smooth.Everything has continued to work great over the last 4 years since installation in Feb 2016. It was so great to work with people who cared about my house like I do, and I will be calling them again with future projects.
Jen W
Jen W
14:21 21 Oct 20
19:47 29 Sep 20
My uncle found you online and suggested you to my grandparents. They are thrilled with the work you did and would recommend you to anyone asking for a good door repair service. They just got their bill in the mail and were relieved to see it didn’t cost an arm and a leg. 10/10 would recommend.
14:25 30 Aug 20
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