Monthly Archives: April 2014

Repairing Tenant Damage

If you own a multi-family housing complex, tenant damage is a very real concern. You’ve probably heard horror stories from property owners and managers. Even though you probably charge a damage deposit, tenants may still treat your property disrespectfully. Average tenants will probably leave scuff marks on your walls, stain carpeting or damage flooring. The worst tenants do even more harm and may damage plumbing, harm drywall, bend stairs, break windows or otherwise damage the home. All rental properties run the risk of tenant damage, even in high-end communities.

tenant-damageMulti-family construction companies can help you repair the damage that tenants cause in your rental units. A good multi-family construction company can assist you with the repair work you need to do to get the unit back in rentable shape. These types of commercial construction companies have experience with many different types of work that can assist you in a rental unit damage situation.

A multi-family construction company will have experience with a wide variety of projects. You should work with a commercial construction company that has a good reputation and can provide appropriate references. The company should be able to repair drywall, fix or replace stairs and fix leaks from a variety of sources. If there is damage to the exterior of the building, the commercial construction company can help you evaluate the best way to repair the damage in the most cost-effective way.

The multi-family construction company can help you inspect the rental unit so that you are knowledgeable about all the damages. You might not immediately notice problems with heating and cooling systems or water damage unless you are experienced with these types of issues. Your commercial construction company has probably worked on a wide variety of similar projects and can help point out all existing problems and assist you in making a project plan to repair the unit.

Some property owners decide to upgrade the rental unit at the same time that they are doing damage repairs. In these cases, multi-family construction experts are invaluable because of the wide variety of work they can perform. You can upgrade balconies, paint the exterior and interior and fix electrical and plumbing problems while working with a single commercial construction company instead of multiple vendors.


Dealing with the Aftermath of Hail

texas-hailHail is one of the most damaging types of weather. It can ruin roofing, dent siding, scrape paint and damage gutters. Hail can break and crack windows and damage window framing. Sometimes hail is accompanied by high winds which only compound the damage.  One of the most frustrating aspects of hail damage is that it is completely unpredictable. Hail storms don’t arrive on schedule. After the storm, you will probably be scrambling to fix the most serious problems. Then, you’ll need to deal with less pressing types of damage.

Commercial construction companies can help you deal with the repair problems immediately. Multi-family construction companies have experienced responding quickly to emergency situations. A reputable commercial construction company won’t try to exploit the situation and charge you more money because of the urgency of the situation.

There are several common types of hail damage to roofs. Some are more noticeable than others. An experienced commercial construction company can help you identify many of the common issues. They will notice common roofing problem which include missing shingles, leaks and cracked and broken tiles. The commercial construction company may notice further details such as dented asphalt shingles and dents on gutters.

A reputable multi-family construction company is a great resource because the organization can assist you with a wide variety of issues. They can do partial roof repairs or full roof replacement when necessary. The multi-family construction company will be familiar with the common areas of damage to multi-family units. They’ll be able to find leaks that you might notice until the leak has created significant damage.

The advantage of working with a multi-family construction company is that they have expertise in a wide variety of work. They will have a stable staff that you can depend on to show up on time and complete the work carefully and thoroughly. You won’t have to deal with the hassle of multiple contractors yourself. The commercial construction company will appoint a project manager to coordinate all the work that needs to be done. A multi-family construction company will also help you manage the logistics of repairs. You’ll want to the work done in a manner that interferes as little as possible with the comfort of your tenants.