COMPLETING LARGE ROOFING PROJECTS TAKES MORE THAN TOOLS AND KNOWLEDGE
It also requires manpower to complete the large projects. If you’re like many of the building owners or facility managers we’ve worked with, you may not have a large maintenance crew. Probably yourself, a maintenance worker (if that isn’t you), and maybe 2-3 assistants who often work part time. Does that sound familiar? How can you expect to complete the large roofing projects if your crew is less than 5 full people, and maybe only 1-2 full time workers? The answer is you can’t. You simply won’t have the manpower to complete the project.
Roofing Projects Require Labor
If your project is labor intensive, who will be your crew? Is tear-off required? Who is going to haul the trash to the dumpster at the edge of the roof? And who is going to transport the dumpster? Who will lift the heavy materials with you? If you have an upcoming roofing project and are considering doing the work yourself, you have to consider the constraints of your crew before you start.
Hiring Additional Help
In the past, we’ve seen building owners hire extra help to complete a roofing project. These are usually just laborers without much experience in the roofing industry. Everyone has to start somewhere and there’s nothing wrong with hiring rookies, but our thinking has always been “Why hire additional help to do it yourself when you can just hire a contractor?” The contractor will finish the job faster, better, and more effectively than hired help, which usually ends up saving you money. This definitely saves you stress.
If you have a small maintenance crew, or an inexperienced crew, and are facing a large roofing project, we recommended calling in an expert. Even if it isn’t us, we think you’ll get a better finished product if you call a roofing contractor to perform your large roof projects.