When tackling roofing projects, strata housing communities present unique challenges. They often lack adequate space to load supplies on, are too close to the streets and pose inconvenience to dozens of families. As a property manager, it’s in your company’s best interests to get through the roof inspection, repair or replacement with little stress. Botched work can lead to further disruption and even accidents resulting in property damage and injury.
Use these practical tips to ensure your roofing project goes smoothly:
Put the Word Out in Advance
First, notify the stakeholders of the upcoming project. It’s imperative to set their expectations to give them time to adjust to the possible mess and noise, and express any concerns they may have.
Any experienced roofing company would advise you to use a means of notification no resident would miss. Sending an email, dropping a letter into their mailbox or hosting a quick meeting would normally suffice. However, take note of those who may be out of town. Make sure you get everyone to confirm that they understand what’s going to happen before you move forward.
Some locations may be off-limits to residents while the project is taking place. Put up noticeable signs across the community before and during construction warning everyone and offering alternative ways.
Keep Open Lines of Communication
Establish and maintain good communication between the management and the residents. Whether there are causes of delay or sudden changes in contractor schedule, keep everyone on the same page. Also, try to always be in reach in case of problems.
Choose the Right Roofer
Most importantly, hire the most qualified roofing contractor for the job. Any company that lacks the necessary experience in condominium roof inspection, repair and replacement may not be up to the task.
At Crown Roofing, we’ve been in the business since 1902. Whatever the size of the project, you can count on us to carry out the job with speed, efficiency, safety and excellence. Call us at (604) 210-6655 to schedule your free roof evaluation and estimate in Vancouver, BC.