As a facility manager or commercial property owner, the safety of your employees and occupants is a big part of your long list of responsibilities. This is something you should consider when tackling roof repair, replacement or maintenance. Here are five tips to manage your roofing project successfully.
1. Plan and review thoroughly. Knowing the scope of your project is a good first step. This gives you an idea of the components of the project. This will also help your chosen contractors so they can start creating an accurate price estimate.
Make sure to check and review all details of the project with your contractor before beginning. You must take note of the work to be performed, safety expectations and the warranty details of the roofing material. Regular meetings with your contractor is also a need for lengthy projects so you can check the schedule and if the project follows the planned timeline. Issues and change orders can also be brought up during these meetings.
2. Follow building codes. Before starting your project, you must consider your local building codes. If there are any discrepancies between codes and manufacturer recommendations, then this must be addressed and resolved before you proceed. Your chosen roofing company can also offer help on this, but it’s best to do your research as well.
3. Prepare for changes in the weather. The weather is an uncontrollable factor that can make your roofing project extend a few days to weeks. Make sure to coordinate with your chosen contractor on changes in start times and work days based on the weather conditions. Never disregard the damage that can be brought by the weather. If you do not take the weather in consideration, then the project can lead to water damage, unsafe working conditions and project delays.
4. Clean up: The work area can be a difficult to work in if debris and litter are everywhere. Make sure that your team of personnel cooperates with your contractors on their expectations regarding a clean work space. This can also lead to less work-related accidents as well as a positive experience for your building occupants.
5. Have a walkthrough of the finished project with your roofer. When the project is done, make sure your roofer walks through everything done on your roof. Check your initial project scope to see if it was followed. All of the debris, materials and tools must cleaned up and removed before signing off on the job and making the final payment. If there are any issues that you have noticed, you should also bring it up as soon as possible.
A successful roofing project hinges on good communication and cooperation. If you’re looking for a contractor that is trustworthy and will uphold the contract, look no further than us. Christian Brothers Roofing is the leading contractor for your commercial and residential roofing needs. Call us now at (270) 715-1999, or fill out our contact form for an estimate.