Oftentimes, commercial roofing projects have to be done on occupied buildings. Keep in mind that most roof replacement projects can take a considerable amount of time to complete. It’s also difficult to schedule the project since tenants are on-site most of the time. Most occupants and building owners will be considerate since roof replacement is essential and will try to bear with the work at hand. However, if the roofing company does its best to keep the disturbances at a minimum, the roofers might be invited back to do maintenance or even repairs in the future due to their smooth operation.
Here’s how contractors can make commercial roofing projects less bothersome for the tenants inside.
Explaining the Roofing Process
The average person wouldn’t understand the amount of attention and detail that is required from a commercial re-roofing project. As such, this could lead to confusion and misunderstandings between the contractor and tenants, leading to tension. This is why it’s important to inform tenants how the roof replacement will temporarily affect them and how it can help them in the long run. Here are a few questions that a contractor can expect from them:
- How long will the project take?
- When will the roof replacement start? When will it end?
- What kind of noise, smell and debris should we expect?
- How will the roof be accessed?
- How will the equipment be transported?
- Will the parking area be blocked?
- Are there areas that are going to be off-limits?
Be Considerate of Parking and Traffic
While it looks like a minor thing, blocking traffic and parking could greatly inconvenience anyone’s day. As much as possible, ensure that all the tenants can easily access the parking lot while the project is ongoing. Transport all of the roofing equipment and materials at once and unload it onto the roof so that it won’t interfere with the parking and traffic flow. This ensures that you are minimizing your effect on the parking space and traffic for as little as possible.
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