Keeping the schools in our area safe and sound should be a key priority. Of course the process of bidding, estimating and allocating resources can be an arduous task. However, when you understand what needs to be done and what doesn’t need to be done, coming in on time and under budget, with a quality job can be achieved. Here are a few tips when the time comes for a roof repair or replacement for an elementary school.
Compare the different estimates and what they include: Be on the lookout for extra services or materials that may not be necessary. Be leery of younger, smaller, out of town roofing companies. Local roofers with a long track record and good reputation will offer a low risk, high reward result.
Differentiate between a repair and a replacement: If you have a problem in one area, say over the gym, a partial replacement or repair may do the trick. However, depending on the severity of the problem, it could be affecting other areas of the school. If there are multiple areas or one large issue, a full replacement may be the way to go.
Ensure the repair won’t affect other areas of the roof: If it is determined that a repair is the best course of action, make sure that the new material and design will fit well with the existing roof. Aesthetic and functional meshing of the newer area will enhance both the new and original roofs.
While these may seem like common strategies, with the number of stakeholders and decision makers involved, combined with time and budget constraints, some easy information can get lost in the shuffle. If your district or school is in need of a new roof or roof repair, Cribbs Incorporated has been servicing commercial roofing and sheet metal needs for over 50 years across south Louisiana. For more information, click here.