If you have been tasked with running a commercial roof repair project for your employer or for your own business, then the many aspects of achieving this feat would be nothing short of grueling for you.
From evading high costs to jumping through hoops in order to meet deadlines, you will need to keep thinking fast and out of the box whenever you are engaging into a conversation with your commercial roofers, or are about to make a decision of your own for the commercial roofing you are going to install.
Even while putting your best efforts into the process, the decisions you make in a hurry could often come back to haunt you in terms of negative consequences. To help you steer clear of those dangerous waters, here are a few things that you should stay away from while running a commercial roof repair project.
Do Not Operate Without Deadlines
While taking on a project, those commercial roofers who follow industry best practices note down the deadline as clearly as they could, so that you have a clear idea of the date when you can expect the project to be completed.
However, there are still a few contractors who do not adhere to this practice and just provide ambiguous, so-called deadlines of “a few weeks.” Being in the business industry yourself, you would understand how that could range from a couple of weeks to a couple of months.
Ensure to get a clarified date and push to have the project completed by it with repeated reminders and regular meetings with your contractor. If you do not pay attention to meeting the project on a deadline, then it would not be completed in a timely manner.
Do Not Agree to Unjustified Costs
Once again, the notion of not agreeing to something ambiguous would be the best option to follow. Ensure that you are not falling prey to unjustified costs that would keep accruing over the course of the project. You can achieve this by asking your commercial roofers to define the projected expenses in your contract.
During a commercial roof repair project, it can be common for contractors to mention that there could be additional costs or hours that could arise as the project continues. While this is understandable, discuss at length what those costs would entail and how much they could be, so you could set aside sufficient budget for them.
Do Not Depend on Situations That Could Disturb Your Employees
The most crucial part of a successful commercial roof repair project is to ensure that your employees are never disturbed during the period that the construction activities are going on within their vicinity.
Therefore, no matter how much assurance your commercial contractor provides you of no noise or logistical disturbance, make sure to have a backup plan in place in case your employees do find that they are unable to work due to the nuisance caused by the repair work.
If such a situation takes place, be ready to either move your employees out of the affected floor and towards a peaceful area within the same building, or ask your contractor to continue the work after your business hours so that your business does not get disturbed during the course of the commercial roof repair project.