How Building Repairs Can Save You Money

Building repairs can be a costly project. They usually come with a fair amount of stress, mainly about how much it’s going to cost. Many property owners find themselves grappling with the decision to postpone repairs to try to save money. This usually leads to worsening issues and, ultimately, an even greater expense. 

We’re going to share the facts about building repairs, particularly the biggest ones like roof repairs, cladding maintenance and suspended ceiling fixes. We’ll highlight how essential early interventions can save you money in the long run. 

Roof Repairs

Roofing services are one of the most in-demand types of building repairs. Roofs truly take a battering and often fall victim to common issues like ponding, alligatoring and rips. Ignoring problems like these, even if they seem small, can have severe consequences you may not notice until it’s too late. 

Common Roof Problems

Ponding, where water accumulates on the roof, can lead to damage to the structural aspects of your roof, as well as leaks. Alligatoring is cracking in the roof surface, and is usually caused by prolonged exposure to the sun – a fairly inevitable situation for a roof! Rips in your roofing material could compromise its waterproofing integrity too, making it susceptible to leaks and damp, which can cause big issues inside.

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What Are Roof Repairs?

Repairing your roof means solving these problems promptly and efficiently. When you have your roof repaired, the issue will usually be identified by your chosen contractor and then fixed in one or more visits to your property. 

Ignoring Roof Issues

If you choose not to address those niggling little roof issues, you may end up with higher energy costs due to compromised insulation, significant structural damage and exorbitant costs to fix a small issue that has snowballed over time.

Cladding Repairs

Cladding is a lot like skin. It protects the internal aspects of your building from the daily, unpredictable conditions of the outside world. From salty air to wind damage, your cladding takes a lot of abuse, so repairing the little things can prevent them from becoming big things.

Common Cladding Problems

By its design, cladding is made to withstand everything the weather and environment throws at it. Because of this, the most common problems in need of repair are rust, fading, dents and scratches, all of which can ruin the appearance and performance of your cladding.

What Are Cladding Repairs?

Cladding repairs involve fixing exterior cladding issues to maintain the structural integrity and visual appeal of the building. Your cladding repair expert will assess the issues you’ve noticed and provide the most effective solution for your [problem – be that respraying, dent removal or cut-edge corrosion repair.

The Cost Of Ignoring Cladding Issues

Ignoring cladding problems could mean serious risks to you, your guests, employees or customers. There could be an increased fire hazard, compromised structural stability, water ingress and the potential for falling pieces. 

Suspended Ceilings

Suspended ceilings are surprisingly overlooked when building owners plan for their maintenance. But it’s another area where building repairs can lead to substantial long-term savings. 

Common Suspended Ceiling Problems

This type of ceiling is prone to several issues, such as fragile tiles, damage and unsightly marks and stains, and leaks caused by environmental factors. 

What Are Suspended Ceiling Repairs?

Suspended ceilings require a specialist touch because of their fragile material and construction. Your contractor will assess your ceiling and help you decide on the best resolution for your specific problems. 

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The Cost Of Ignoring Suspended Ceiling Issues

The most significant risk for suspended ceilings is the possibility of a collapse. Even if not a full fall, parts and debris can pose serious safety hazards and an expensive cleanup. Even dust particles from a fallen suspended ceiling can pose health risks and breathing issues. Neglected suspended ceilings can also start to harbour moulds, making that health risk even more serious. 

Saving Money By Being Proactive

If building repairs still feel like too much of an investment – or you simply don’t have the budget – the best thing to do is prepare for problems before they happen. 

Structural and general building maintenance is the most effective way to notice and repair any tiny issues before they have the chance to become more expensive problems. Regular structural and exterior inspections and maintenance can prevent more extensive issues. Cracks in roofing material, cladding damage and structural weaknesses, if left unattended, can escalate into seriously costly repairs. 

Don’t compromise on the appearance, safety and integrity of your entire building; be proactive to save yourself time and money in the future. At GI Sykes, we can do both. Our experienced team can deliver efficient building repairs as well as regular maintenance, so your building stays safe, looks good and is cost-efficient. 

Save By Acting Sooner Rather Than Later

Building repairs are an investment in future savings and not to mention your peace of mind. Whether you’re addressing roof repairs, cladding maintenance, suspended ceiling issues or general building repairs, the sooner these problems are fixed, the less you’ll end up spending on them.

If you’re looking for building repairs or maintenance, our expert and friendly team is here to help you find a cost-effective solution. Get in touch today!

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