Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Advantages of Replacing Windows

At a point in time, the windows in your commercial building are going to need to be replaced. When you do, there are some things that you need to think about before going out and buying them. Below are some things to consider before you make that big purchase:

  • Increases efficiency: When you install new windows in your commercial building, it improves the energy efficiency of your rental property. By selecting the right windows for your building, you can prevent energy loss and heat transfer. By replacing those old one pane windows or old technology two pane windows with more energy efficient ones, it can save you money over time.
  • New technology: There has been new technology since your windows were installed in your rentals. Window panes are better insulated now, plus there’s low-emissivity metallic coatings, new types of framing materials and tinting. All these improvements are geared towards durability and energy efficiency. You can also have security and safety features installed.
  • Increase value: By replacing windows, this enhances the value of your building. If you are planning on selling it, the new windows help with their streamlined functionality and efficiency. They will improve the appearance of the property too.
  • Areas prone to storms: If your property is in an area which is prone to high activity storms, you may require windows which are hurricane resistant. So, you may have to have ones which regulate the amount of pressure that they’re rated to withstand. Plus, they may have to be able to withstand wind speeds of a particular level.
  • Areas of high heat or extreme cold: If your property is in a high temperature zone, the windows may need to have a better solar heat gain coefficient. It will regulate how much sun is let in the in. If you live in a freezing climate, you may have to have double or triple paned models.
  • If you’re on a fault line: For the building in this area, you need to have the windows be safety glazed heat tempered, so they don’t shatter.

There are many reasons to replace windows in your commercial building.

The Benefits of Covered Parking in Commercial Parking Lots

Tenants in a commercial building are concerned about parking. People don’t like to park their cars somewhere where they need to walk three blocks to get to a rental property. By having a covered parking garage for your tenants, you will not only make the businesses who rent your building happy, but this is a great selling point for the next business building renter.

Why is it a good idea?
There are lots of benefits for covered parking beside tenant comfort. It will protect cars from severe weather conditions. The cars won’t become dented, have windows broken or paint scratched from broken branches or other weather hazards. Parking under cover will keep the cars out of the sun and prevent UV radiation damage too. UV radiation damage can deteriorate the inside and outside of a car

Another key point is that covered parking can protect your tenants from rain, snow, sleet and heavy wind. No more fighting the elements when all the people are trying to do is get to their cars. Also, vandalism and theft are less likely because the cars aren’t exposed outside. Plus, some garages have attendants to make sure that the cars are left undisturbed.

Also for you tenants, some insurance policies will lower their premiums if a car they insure is in a protected environment. It’s a great point to mention to prospective tenants when showing property for office rental. Plus, since the exterior of the cars will be protected, this will help car owners with the resale value when reselling their cars. With fewer dings and scratches, the car stays looking good.

Other benefits
Other advantages of parking under cover is that you can reserve spots for tenants only to use. That way each tenant has his or her own reserved spot for parking. The tenants won’t have to battle it out doing street parking for a spot every day. They can just pull in, park and go about their day.

Having a covered parking area for your commercial building really is an excellent idea.