With the rapidly changing landscape of American work-life triggered by COVID-19, commercial building owners are in a unique position. Shelter-in-place orders have disrupted the day-to-day functions of nearly every single industry nationwide, causing major delays, uncertainty, and plenty of headaches. Amid the turbulence of this experience, though, is one positive: now is the IDEAL time for commercial building maintenance, repairs, and large-scale renovation projects!
It’s truly an unprecedented opportunity: regardless of industry or building size, the near-total shutdown of American life is perfect for executing projects that continually get pushed to the backburner. Whether you’ve experienced increased utility bills, have water pooling on your roof, or have noticeable stains and bubbles, chances are your building is already sending you signs of disrepair – and that you’ve tried to overlook them.
Since roofing contractors are often required to work around normal business hours to limit disruptions, productive worksite hours have increased exponentially. Previously, contractors had to carefully carve out a project timeline to avoid busy service hours, holidays, or peak traffic times. In this transitional time surrounding COVID-19 fears, it’s the ideal time to quickly and efficiently knock out new roof installations, large-scale maintenance projects, and highly technical restorations.
Below is a list of common commercial building types, the restrictions roofing contractors previously faced, and the possibilities of today!
THEN: 24/7 gyms are on the rise, and building maintenance is often delayed to keep gym members happy.
NOW: NO GYM-GOERS!
THEN: Americans like to eat. A lot. Upscale restaurants and fast food joints each have unique hurdles for scheduling roof repair work; location, constant traffic, delivery vehicles, and more can make a restaurant project a logistical nightmare.
NOW: NO RESERVATIONS!
THEN: Holiday weekends, seasonal sales, and other monthly demand generators made finding the ideal time to schedule roof work a hassle.
NOW: NO IN-STORE CUSTOMERS!
THEN: Normal business hours were a no-no. Re-roofing was often left for summer months.
NOW: NO STUDENTS OR TEACHERS!
Churches / religious buildings:
THEN: Religious holidays, worship services, and operating hours were off-limits, making church renovations one of the trickiest projects on this list.
NOW: NO CONGREGATION!
To summarize, this is the IDEAL TIME for any type of structural building maintenance work. Regardless of industry, regardless of building function, get your commercial roofing needs taken care of before the COVID-19 vaccine!