The ability to differentiate between home repairs and improvements that you can make yourself and those that will require the help of a contractor is a very important skill to have. Not only will this skill prevent you from spending more money than you need to on professional services, but it will also help you to avoid costly mistakes by attempting DIY projects that are out of your league. It is my hope that this information contained in this blog will help you to obtain this skill. More importantly, it is my hope that once you have identified a project you wish to take on, this information in this blog will help you to get the job done.
As the general manager of your facility, one of your key responsibilities is safety, not just of your employees, but also of contractors and other visitors to your site. Due to this, you already have procedures in place for the safety of your employees and visitors.
But it's also important to have contingency plans in place for problems that can arise, such as when you need new roofing installed on your facility. Here's what you need to know about planning for the inevitable—roof repairs or a complete roof replacement.
Delivery of Roofing Materials
Roofing materials will need to be delivered to your facility and, depending on the size of your roof and the type of roofing material that is used, this may take up a large amount of space. A large flat-bed trailer will be used to deliver roofing materials to your property, and a crane will be used to hoist the materials onto the roof.
If the area around your property is narrow, such as if your facility is located in an urban area, you may need to plan for help from the local law enforcement or a flag crew in directing traffic. To do this, you'll need to call your local municipal offices to ask if there are any regulations you need to be aware, such as restricted delivery times or requirements for advanced notification.
Parking for Your Employees
If this will take up parking space for your employees, you'll need to plan for the displacement of their parking. Perhaps there is a neighboring business that you can network with to share parking spaces for these types of situations. Alternatively, perhaps there is another parking lot further away that will allow your employees to park temporarily whenever emergency situations come up. If so, you'll need to arrange for a transportation service to shuttle your employees back and forth.
Weight Limitations of the Roofing Structure
Often, the roofing contractors will have the crane hoist the materials to the roof on large pallets. Since doing this will mean that a large weight is centrally located on your roof, it's a good idea to already know the weight capacity and limitations of your roofing structure before any repairs or replacements are necessary. This can be done by hiring a structural engineer to determine what the weight load is of the roofing structure. That way, you won't waste precious time in the future should the roofing need immediate attention. Contact a business, such as East Texas Roof Works & Sheet Metal LLC., for more information.