As 2019 gets underway, chances are you have a personal new year’s resolution laid out to begin the year strong. Have you considered doing the same for your business? The new year is the perfect time to focus in on a particular element of your business and make simple changes that can make a big difference down the road. Consider, for instance, your metal buildings. These structures house your operations, protect your equipment and people, and essentially allow you to carry out your work. It’s important to keep them up so they can continue serving you well. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Give Your Building the Once-Over
It’s easy to get so caught up in daily operations that small issues with your metal building, such as leaky windows and dented trim, take the back burner to other concerns. Those small issues have the potential to turn into large — and costly — problems if ignored. Gather some crew members, grab paper and pens and carry out a thorough inspection. Make note of any potential troubles you might spot, such as built-up condensation, clogged vents and the like. Meet up at the end of the walk-through to compare notes.
Determine What, if Anything, Needs to Be Done
Metal buildings, like anything else, will experience wear and tear as time progresses. With proper maintenance, however, it will serve you well for a lifetime. Take that list of concerns your crew compiled and give it a closer look. What issues are most important at this moment? Are leaks putting your building at risk of mold and mildew? Could lackluster ventilation lead to health concerns? Figure out what needs your attention, and then lay out a general timeframe during which you’d like to get it done. Space things out so those fixes fit within your work schedule and budget.
Be Smart About Repair and Maintenance
It should go without saying that you should only work with licensed professionals when it comes to work on your metal buildings. While smaller operations might be able to come in with a quote that undercuts the competition, there’s always a possibility that their work isn’t up to par. Even worse, some companies operate without insurance, leaving you to foot the bill if troubles arise. We recommend working with established companies that can provide proof of certification, customer testimonials and examples of past projects. Look for those who are members of trade organizations you can trust, such as the Metal Building Manufacturers Association.
These are just a few of the ways you can resolve to take better care of your metal buildings throughout this new year and beyond. Want to know more? You can always feel free to contact our team. Wishing you a happy and prosperous 2019!