Construction projects can bring us beautiful feats of architecture that have the power to lift our spirits through a renewed sense of awe. They can also come with a myriad of problems.
It’s not hard to understand why! Finishing companies juggle millions of different obstacles while trying to complete any given project, and since the beauty of a building can be easily compromised by poor job quality, it’s important you have the right company finishing your masterpiece.
One of the tools being used to enhance the aesthetic appeal of many masterpieces — i.e. buildings and structures — are fiber cement panels. An increasing number of businesses are turning to fiber cement paneling because of its aesthetic appeal and low-maintenance upkeep.
Installing fiber cement paneling is a great way to obtain an aesthetically pleasing design for the interior or exterior of your office. However, though it may be easy on the eyes, the installation process is not so!
There are three major setbacks that inexperienced contractors run into when it comes to installing fiber cement panels. These setbacks lead to missed deadlines, expensive roadblocks, and unhappy clients. Here at Diversified Interiors, we want to empower you to overcome these setbacks while building incredible spaces through the innovative use of fiber cement paneling.
Setback #1: Inventory Timeline
Installing fiber cement panels requires specific inventory components. So, in order to be prepared for your project, you need a tried-and-true inventory timeline to map out what you need to order, where you need to order it from, and when you need to start ordering.
When it comes down to it, disruptions in your inventory timeline, which in turn cause disruptions in your overarching project timeline, boil down to a lack of experience. Before installing fiber cement panels, contractors must know how and when to order all the required materials and products needed for this process. That means knowing what and where to measure, both inside and outside a building, prior to putting in the order.
With a clear, experience-informed timeline, you avoid wasting time waiting on critical inventory components to be delivered, and you can maximize your efficiency by measuring quickly and accurately at your project site.
Setback #2: Product Compatibility
We can’t tell you how often we wish products had universal compatibility, but unfortunately that just isn’t the case when it comes to construction. The reality is, certain products, applications, and materials work better with others, and many are completely incompatible.
Even though contractors try their best to do their due diligence and confirm product compatibility before ordering inventory components, there’s still no guarantee that the products arriving at your site will be compatible while you’re installing fiber cement panels. That’s why we here at Diversified Interiors strongly believe that this setback is also resolved through experience.
Knowing what materials are compatible due to frequent use allows you to avoid wasting time, inventory, and money while installing fiber cement panels.
Setback #3: Product Installation
Now, for this setback to take place, it means you’ve persevered through the inventory timeline and product compatibility setbacks, and the project is almost complete. But now that you’re ready to install your fiber cement panels to the interior or exterior of your building, you have to be aware that fastening these products to the walls is a delicate process.
Once again, this problem is resolved through — you guessed it! — experience. Though fiber cement panels are incredibly durable, poor attempts at installing them will damage their structural integrity which can affect their functionality and aesthetic appeal. Without an experienced professional behind the installation, you risk damage to your panels and your building. You’re also adding potential financial and time constraints if replacement fiber cement panels are needed.
If you need help creating a top-of-the-line inventory timeline, determining product compatibility, or properly installing fiber cement panels, we have over 37 years of experience in making your projects a success. We’re honored to have the opportunity to provide you with practical, knowledgeable expertise. So while you consider installing fiber cement panels, please don’t hesitate to contact Diversified Interiors!