DON’T LET YOUR ROOF SHUT YOU DOWN AND COST YOU MONEY
When your roof needs repairs, taking care of the problem often turns into a double-blow. You have to shell out a huge amount to fix your roof (if you aren’t under warranty), and you have to shut down, at a minimum, that portion of the building, possibly the entire building. You are losing money paying for the roof, and in lost production. That is a double-blow that many building owners can’t afford, and that none want to pay. This is one of the reasons many building owners choose silicone roof coatings: they don’t have to remove their roof to make the repairs, which means they can keep working inside.
So what do you do about this double-blow if you are faced with roof repairs? You really have three basic options when faced with roof repairs, avoid the problem, mitigate the problem, or live with the problem.
Keep Working While You Repair Your Roof
This means you only realize one half of the equation: the cost of repair. How do you keep working while you repair the roof? Work from above, without exposing your operations to the weather or the danger of a construction zone. You do this with a retrofit roofing system; either a spray foam roofing system or a silicone roofing system, each of which can be applied directly to the roofing surface. If you choose one of these two methods, you can keep working uninterrupted while your roof is repaired. This is the optimal solution if a foam or coating roof is appropriate for your building.
Keep Working in Another Area While You Repair Your Roof
Moving your workspace around to avoid the roof area under construction is not as good as keeping the workspace uninterrupted, but better than option three. In this scenario, you rearrange your workspace to keep everything and everyone safe and dry. This may require a significant amount of labor, but if the roofing project will be lengthy, it can be worth it.
This may not be possible if the entire roof needs repair and can’t be slowly removed, or if your workspace is permanent or too difficult to rearrange. In those cases, you will have to settle for option three.
Pause Operations until the Roof Is Repaired
This is worst-case scenario, and the truest form of the roof repair “double-blow”. If you have to completely replace the roof (no retrofit systems), or cannot rearrange your workspace, you have to stop working until the area is safe and protected from the elements. This is the option you want to avoid, because you now have to pay to replace the work, and suffer through serious loss of productivity.
Having to replace or perform significant repairs on your roof is never something you want to happen, but if you are faced with that situation, you do have some options to minimize your expenses and your loss. If you think you need to replace your roof or repair a large portion of it, give us a call and we’ll see if our system can keep you from suffering a double-blow.