By: Denis Sherlock ~
Often Times we are called out to do work on a commercial building. It is usually a new door, window or building a couple walls to create a couple offices. Some times it is a complete floor plan remodel in between tenants.
Recently we were tasked to repair a building that was under attack from birds that were chewing into the soffits of the building and fluttering around in the drop ceiling above the offices were people were trying to work. There was 17 bird holes around the building. It wasn't easy as they were almost 50 feet off the ground at the roof eves, and the building was backed to a creek so the 65 foot boom lift we rented only worked for the front of the building. We did end up fixing the problem in the back next to the creek with a very large ladder and brave carpenter. While we were back there we found some other problems (the main point of the story) often building owners overlook one side of the building if it backs to a green belt or if there is no parking lot on one side. This particular building was in need a power washing and paint job. We also noticed the windows were sitting on wood frames where the paint was completely wore off and unprotected.
Between that, a new soffit and an aging roof we advised a 30yr overhaul was in order. In conclusion, I would like add based on the amount of calls we have received about commercial work there seems to be a bit of a boom going on of people buying buildings and moving businesses so if any of you readers are in this situation please give us a call I will be happy to answer any questions on TI jobs as well as provide bids for improvements to Aid in contract negotiations.