Professional facility managers have to oversee building construction projects, including the installation of commercial roofing. Not only should you consider the cost-to-benefit ratio of the project, but you should also take into account the safety, health and comfort of the building’s occupants.
To ensure the success of your roofing project, here are some valuable tips.
Plan the Project’s Scope Carefully
Understanding what you really need is the key to a successful project. Learn the scope of your project to reduce problems, particularly in communicating with your roofing contractor. This will help them come up with accurate pricing and time estimates.
Make Sure Your Project Is Up to Code
Your contractor and the manufacturers all have good ideas that can help with your project, but find out first if those ideas match local building codes. Make the necessary adjustments to ensure you’re not going against the codes. Redoing a project due to code violations is a waste of time and money.
Follow Safety Regulations
Whether it’s commercial or residential roofing, a project should be performed with safety high on the list of priorities. Work with your contractors to ensure the safety of the job site for their workers and for the occupants of the building. The local government can put a stop to your project if a serious safety violation leads to injury, death, or destruction of property. You don’t want to go through such a problem.
Check the Weather
You can’t control the weather but you can prepare for it. Start your project in the summer or spring to reduce the chances of delay due to bad weather. This is why you should book with your contractor early in the year or even the year before.
As a facility manager, it’s best to have good and reliable contacts. Call us today at (636) 296-1057 and let’s get the ball rolling on your project. Howard Roofing and Home Improvements works with facility managers in St. Louis, MO, and in other areas.