Commercial Exterior Construction Projects

Commercial Exterior Maintenance, Repair, and Remodeling Services

Exterior Commercial Construction Projects

Depending on your business and customer traffic, every commercial exterior will need repair at some point in time. Most exterior construction projects fall into one of three similar, but uniquely different categories.

Commercial Exterior Maintenance

Most exterior maintenance involves regular cleaning with a pressure washer to remove dirt and moss build-up from the building, fencing and gates, roof drains or gutters, and parking areas.

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Commercial Exterior Repairs

Can be but aren’t always caused by a lack of regular maintenance. Sometimes normal wear and tear will create the need for repairs to the exterior building systems such as paint, doors and windows, fencing, and parking lot areas. And let’s not forget that natural disasters and extreme weather are responsible for billions in commercial exterior repairs every year.

Whatever the cause, the biggest challenge for commercial exterior repairs is finding a general contractor with the expertise to perform the work while the business remains open to serving customers.

“Occupied” repair projects require special considerations for:

  • Access to the work area
  • Working with the insurance company (if applicable)
  • Material storage
  • Noise and dust mitigation
  • Employee and customer safety
  • Expedited completion schedule

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Commercial Exterior Remodeling

In many cases, a commercial exterior remodel can be more cost-efficient than moving to a new location as you grow your customer base and service area.

These remodels are typically known as Tenant Improvement (TI) projects because the work is being performed to meet the tenant’s specific requirements. These exterior remodels can vary dramatically in size and scope, but typically include:

  • Selective demo
  • Framing
  • Insulation
  • Exterior finish (stucco, brick, or siding)
  • Painting
  • Doors and windows
  • Trim and hardware

When the work occurs after the tenant moves in, or where the business is in operation, it’s known as an “Occupied” TI project, and must also consider the key points listed above under Occupied Repairs.

General Contractor FAQS

In case you haven’t worked with a general contractor for a commercial exterior construction project before, here are a couple of the most frequently asked questions about commercial exterior construction projects.

  1. What is commercial construction?

In a nutshell, any building that is non-residential is classified as commercial construction. While the building techniques and products are very similar, commercial spaces must meet emergency and ADA compliance standards for the general public’s safety. As a result, many general contractors choose to specialize in either residential or commercial projects.

  1. What’s the difference between an exterior repair and an exterior remodel?

Repairs are normally deemed as essential work for the safety and comfort of the building occupants, and usually involve a third-party payer such as an insurance company.

Remodels are planned changes to a space to improve usability for the occupants and are funded through bank loans or direct payments

Contact the MaintenX Team today to save time and money or your next commercial interior construction project.

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