As a commercial property owner, you know how important it is to have your roof inspected and maintained regularly. But whenever it’s almost time for routine maintenance, it’s nearly impossible to schedule it at a time when there’s virtually no one within the facility. That means the maintenance will be conducted while you have tenants working inside, which is bound to cause some disruptions with their daily operations.
Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the disruption caused by your roofing maintenance.
Address All Safety Concerns
You’ll need to assume that not all your commercial building’s tenants are familiar with some of the safety protocols implemented during maintenance work. To ensure they’re more aware, you or your property manager should warn them about safety issues, even if some of those seem routine to you. If you’re having a roofing tear-off, for instance, you can expect there may be falling debris. If you don’t want to compromise the safety of your tenants and other people outside of your commercial building, be sure to warn them properly.
It can be sometimes challenging to warn your tenants about potential safety issues around your commercial roofing maintenance without causing undue alarm. But even if it may seem more dangerous as it is, it’s better to be cautious, warn your tenants with the appropriate notices and explain each safety precaution in detail.
Consider the Traffic Within and Around Your Commercial Building
Using up your building’s parking spots for your roofing maintenance can be a hassle for your tenants. As much as possible, you need to take as little space in the lot as possible to let your tenants have access to the parking lot during the roofing process. Make sure to have all the needed materials delivered at once and unloaded directly on your roof if possible.
If you still need to store roofing materials and other equipment in your parking area, such as a boom truck, dumpster and other machinery, choose the best area that gives immediate access to the workers, and mark it off with tape for the tenants to see. Ideally, it should be a spot that won’t disrupt the daily activities of your tenants.
Our team at Perkins All-Star Exteriors and Construction knows how to give the best quality roofing and siding service. Contact us today at (847) 261-8892 if you’re from Antioch or (262) 228-6822 if you’re from Bristol. You can also reach us through our convenient online request form.