Homeowners aren’t the only ones who rely on a sturdy roof to protect their property and residents. Businesses also depend on roofing. Here are the main reasons that roofing is important to your business.
Clients, Suppliers, and Partners Notice
You may not think they do, but anyone doing business with you takes stock of the overall appearance of the building you’re in, including your roof. And it really doesn’t matter if you have cedar shake roofing, a composite roof, asphalt shingles, or something else. What matters is the impression that they get when they glance at your roof.
Anyone who walks into your building will take a quick look and notice everything, from your entryway, to your windows and exterior walls, to your roof. If your shingles are warped, discolored, or missing, or if there’s any other form of roof damage or significant wear and tear that’s visible, the people you deal with may form a less than favorable opinion of your establishment, and you may lose some business. To make the best impression possible and attract more customers, while convincing potential vendors and partners that you really are a reputable business worth dealing with, make sure the exterior of your building (including your roof) reflects your level of professionalism.
Leaks Can Ruin Your Assets
Another big reason your roof matters is that your valuable business assets can be ruined if your roof leaks. You need an intact roof to protect everything your business owns, from your furniture and electronics, to your inventory. After a nasty storm, you don’t want to come in one morning and find that you have to make expensive replacements because of a leaky roof.
Your Business Relies On Your Roof’s Integrity
Even worse scenarios can happen if your roof’s integrity is compromised. Say you have a flat roof that wasn’t installed properly and doesn’t have an adequate slope for water runoff. If that roof caves in because of heavy snow accumulation or large puddles, then your business is potentially ruined. You’re forced to shut down while repairs are done and all your destroyed assets are replaced, or until you can find a new place and start over. Not every business can survive after taking such a huge hit.
A Big Consideration: Snow and Ice
As you already know, our winters here in Villa Park and the surrounding communities can be harsh. Two things that people who live and work here regularly have to watch out for are ice and snow. If your roofing contributes to creating icy conditions on the sidewalks around your building, your business may be found liable if one of your customers slips on ice and is injured as a result. Or if a large accumulation of snow that’s formed on your business’ roof suddenly slides off and falls on someone who came by to do business with you, you’ll probably lose that prospect, and you may get sued.
There are steps that can be taken to mitigate these potential issues. If you’re concerned about the possibility of your roof creating hazards during storms, contact Adept Construction. We will come out for an inspection and offer a free, no-obligation estimate that we’ll be happy to present to you and the building’s owner or property manager, along with our recommendations for fixing any roof-related problems before they hurt someone.
For All Your Roofing Needs
Serving a number of communities west of Chicago, Adept Construction is equipped to handle all of your roofing needs. As local roofers who’ve been in business more than two decades, we’ve done countless roof replacements and repairs for your neighbors. We handle both residential and commercial jobs. Reach out to us today!