Choosing a Building Envelope Repair Company
Maintaining a sound building envelope is essential to the health and longevity of any building. Here are some key things to look for when selecting a building envelope company that is right for you.
Does the firm's abilities match your needs?
Make sure to thoroughly check out the firm's website and promotional literature as well as talking to staff to ensure that they can perform the work that you need for your building restoration. This, of course, is providing that you know what you want. If you're in the dark, seek a firm with years of experience and a proven track record, able to provide client testimonials.
At the very least, find out whether the company performs the scale of work that you require. For a large commercial building, you'd be advised to use a firm that has had experience with more than a couple of leaky condos.
Certifications, accreditations and insurance
Finding that a building envelope company is properly certified, accredited and is well insured to perform building restoration is another step towards reassurance.
Will they provide a report?
Before launching into a building restoration campaign, it's wise to get an estimate of work required and how much it is likely to cost. This estimate could be useful if it comes in the form of a detailed report, for your records, for decision-making and/or for anyone who signs off against this kind of work.
Will you have a dedicated project manager?
Find out who you will be dealing over the life of the project. Will you be directed through a switchboard to the first available agent or will you have a dedicated project manager with whom to discuss your project.
The health of a building's exterior is integral to the life of a building, so choosing a building envelope company is not to be done lightly. Don't be afraid to ask for referrals from other businesses or individuals to help you make your choice.