Having a quality roof on your commercial building is important when it comes to protecting your business assets against water damage. Investing in regular maintenance can be a great way to extend the life of your commercial roof, but there will come a time when investing in re-roofing becomes necessary for maximum protection.
Since you can't stop business operations while the roofing project is complete, here are three simple tips that you can use to make your commercial re-roofing minimally invasive for customers and employees.
1. Ask your contractor to use odor-free solvents.
One of the most disturbing aspects of a re-roofing project can be the odors associated with the process. Before your new commercial roof can be applied, the old roofing materials must be soaked off using a solvent. While these solvents are not toxic, they can produce a serious odor that could create discomfort for your customers and employees.
To prevent your re-roofing from affecting business operations, ask your roofing contractor to use an odor-free solvent. This should reduce the smell of re-roofing, allowing you to minimize the discomfort associated with re-roofing your commercial building in the future.
2. Partner with a contractor that has flexible hours.
If you are really concerned about the disturbances your commercial re-roofing could cause, it can be beneficial to partner with a roofing contractor that is willing to complete your commercial project outside of your company's hours of operation.
Working on your re-roofing project during the early morning and evening hours could mean that it will take longer to have a new roof installed on your commercial building, but it ensures that customers and employees will never have to hear, see, or smell the roofing process.
3. Choose a roofing system that is quiet to install.
The type of roofing system you choose for your commercial re-roofing project can significantly impact the level of invasion your employees and customers deal with throughout the duration of the re-roofing.
Opt for a system that is quiet to install. These systems can include rubber or copper sheet roofing. When installation can be completed with minimal noise, your employees and customers will not have to battle the sound of hammering as your roofing contractor works to protect your commercial space with a new roofing system.
Being able to reduce the amount of discomfort created by a commercial re-roofing can be beneficial. Make sure your re-roofing project is minimally invasive by asking for an odor-free solvent, scheduling the project outside your company's hours of operation, and investing in a roofing system that is quiet to install.