Roof replacement and repair projects can take anywhere between one to five days to finish, depending on the scale and size of your property. For single-family homes, this period of time might not be too big of a deal. However, for commercial buildings, having your business space unusable for several days could easily translate into big losses.
As a property manager, you want to reduce any delays on your roofing work as much as possible. Like with any construction project, there’s always something that could get in the way of your plans. Sometimes, these challenges are unavoidable, but usually, they can be avoided. Here are a few tips on how to keep your commercial roofing projects on time, all the time.
Choose the Right People
Vet any potential roofing contractor candidate before hiring one. An experienced roofer can often foresee common causes of delays and avoid them right from the start. It’s not always easy to judge the skill level of a professional, but a good indicator that you’ve got the right people for your commercial roof work is that they’ve maintained a positive track record in all their years of business.
Do Your Due Diligence
Commercial roofing projects are often held back by a lot of strict guidelines for approval and business processes. Make sure you keep permits and other requests for materials and funds in order to avoid any delays on your end of the project. Communicate with your contractor clearly to define timelines, and set expectations before the work even begins.
Once you’ve received your roof estimate, it’s time to choose a schedule for your roofing work. Check the forecast, and look for several consecutive days of sunny weather to ensure that your project is not delayed by sudden rain, wind or snow. Add a few extra days to your timeline to allow for any unavoidable problems caused by acts of God.
At American Roofing & Construction, LLC, you can count on us for all your commercial roofing repair and installation needs. Give us a call at (910) 964-0114 or (919) 917-2118, or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection and request a free estimate today.