The cost of roofing in 2019 is projected to increase. Weather is always a contributing factor to the cost of roofing and with the impact of Hurricane Florence, we will likely see an increase. The demand for roofing will increase due to the damage which in turn will impact the cost of material and labor rates.
Another factor that will impact the cost of roofing is labor. There is a labor shortage in the construction industry and it isn’t showing any signs of easing anytime soon. The shortage causes labor rates to increase which is then passed on to the project costs. We have seen a few advancements in installation technologies which help with labor savings however, the increase in labor costs has outpaced the efficiencies through technology.
So how can you best develop your roofing budget for 2019? Know the condition of your roof. Through a roof evaluation service such as an inspection, you will receive a report that details the condition of your roof along with photos and recommendations for repairs or replacement. We also have more advanced programs, Asset Alert and Asset Management, which provide more detail into the life expectancy of your roof. Knowing the condition of your roof will help you make your repair and replacement decisions. Replacing your roof too soon prevents you from maximizing your investment and too late could increase your costs due to additional expenses such as insulation or deck replacement.
Act now and get your inspection service scheduled so you know the existing condition of your roof and are able to make the best decisions for your 2019 budget.
The busy retail season is right around the corner. Now is the time to evaluate your floor to be sure that you are creating the best possible environment for your customers. A floor rejuvenation program might be just what you need. QuestMark, a division of CentiMark Corporation, suggests the following to help you maximize your stores appearance and safety:
- Stain Remediation - Remove the unsightly areas of your floor due to spills or other items that have stained your polished concrete or terrazzo floor.
- Floor Polish - Bring your floors back to their original shine with a burnishing treatment.
- Slip Meter Reading - Protect your customers and your company by having the slip resistance of your floor measured to make sure your floor is compliant with code.
Assessing the damage after a major weather event is the first step in getting back to business. CentiMark and QuestMark can help work with you and your insurance company throughout the process of inspecting your property for damage, developing a recovery plan and finalizing any needed repairs, replacement or maintenance.
We have the ability to do temporary roof repairs to keep your building watertight until a permanent solution is determined and your insurance company is ready to process the claims. Through QuestMark, we have the ability to clean up, inspect, sanitize and restore your floors.
We want to work with you to determine which short and long-term solutions are best for you and your facility. Let’s work together to get you back to business.