How to Find Reliable Commercial and Multifamily Contractors

Published on: May 20, 2021

Commercial and multifamily projects require outstanding contractors. Whether you’re looking to replace a roof, install new windows or update your exterior with new siding, the project will take immense care and attention. 

Finding reliable contractors is challenging. And commercial projects have more serious deadlines and turnaround times than residential projects do. 

2FL Windows, Siding & Roofing provides outstanding commercial services to aid construction companies and landlords in quality, efficient work. Here’s a look at these primary services and the important things to look for in contractors who serve these various purposes.

Commercial and Multifamily Windows

Residential window projects generally involve about a dozen windows. Commercial and multifamily window replacement jobs can have hundreds of windows. Managing large projects like this takes special skill and expertise. 

Here’s what to look for in commercial and multifamily window replacement contractors.

  1. A large crew. Smaller businesses with fewer workers will struggle to complete these large projects on time. That can impact your livelihood. We know that some multifamily projects can only take place during changes in tenants, which means you need a responsive team who will be ready to take on your project unit by unit as renters change. Look for a company with the schedule flexibility and large enough crew to complete your large project with little disruption to your business.
  2. Commercial experience. While some contractors like to think that commercial projects run just like residential ones, they do not. Turnaround times are different and the demands are very different as well. So before you hire a contractor, be sure they have sufficient commercial experience to accomplish your project.
  3. Understanding of different window types. Commercial buildings can use windows for the storefront, entrance, interior walls and more. Each one of these window applications is different and calls for different expertise. Our team knows windows. After all, we created our own patented installation method called the Rain Jacket Flashing System that passes stringent AAMA pressure tests for water and air penetration. Be sure that your commercial window contractor has extensive experience in installing the types of windows you’re seeking for your commercial project.
  4. Rental property window trends. As styles change, window replacement trends for rental properties have also changed. Look for a company with professionals who understand and follow the changing trends to provide an updated look for your rental properties.

Commercial and Apartment Siding

Commercial and apartment siding require special know-how. Whether you are a homeowners association looking to redo your complex with new siding or you own a multifamily complex as a landlord, you need a team of experts who understand the complexities of these projects.

We can replace your siding with a variety of styles and materials, including:

  • Aluminum siding
  • Composite siding
  • Fiber cement siding
  • Metal siding
  • Vinyl siding
  • Wood siding

Look for contractors in Washington that understand the importance of quality workmanship that protects your building from water damage. 

You can’t cut corners in commercial buildings when it comes to preventing water damage and we ensure the best possible outcome by using high-end building paper to protect your building before installing your siding. 

These higher quality materials don’t just block water; they help it run down and away from your walls to prevent water damage. You can’t just depend on good caulking and sealants to protect your buildings in Washington. If you do, you’ll likely still end up with water damage.

Commercial and Condominium Roofing

In commercial buildings, roofs do more than just avoid leaks. They also ensure your precious inventory is protected to avoid costly losses for your business. 

And in condominiums and multifamily projects, roofing can be the difference between keeping long-term tenants and having them get frustrated and constantly moving out. 

When you’re putting the success of your business or rental properties at stake, make sure you choose a commercial roofing contractor that offers high-quality work.

We offer the following roofing installation options.

  • Composition roofing
  • Metal roofing
  • PVC roofing
  • Solar roofing

When looking for a good commercial roofing contractor, always check out a company’s reviews and past projects for insights into their quality of work. A recent project we’re proud of is the Commencement Condominiums Windows & Siding Multifamily Project. We helped transform this building with high-quality roofing and siding services.

multifamily project

Some other considerations when hiring a commercial roofing contractor include the following.

  • Look into how long the contractor has been in business. You don’t want anyone new to the practice working on your commercial project.
  • Ask the company about the products they use. Make sure they are high-quality and have good warranties to protect your building long-term.
  • Discuss warranties with the contractor. Each contractor offers a different warranty for its services. Make sure you know what you’re getting into with a contractor and how they guarantee their work.
  • Learn more about roofing materials and their associated energy costs. Some roofs are more energy-efficient than others and you want to be sure you’re setting yourself up for success in the roof that you choose. 
  • Understand your building code requirements and discuss them with your potential contractors before starting the project. You must meet all local guidelines for your roofing installation.

Commercial Remodeling

Commercial building owners need to reinvent themselves regularly to show they are staying up with current design trends. With that comes commercial remodeling projects. These remodels often include a host of services, including:

  • Window replacement
  • Roofing replacement or repair
  • Modern siding updates
  • Full exterior facelift with windows, roofing and siding

Remodeling projects can impact your business immensely, so you need a team of contractors that understand the need to continue operating while under construction.

2FL offers commercial remodeling services that provide an attractive exterior for your building while also ensuring its long-term functionality and protection from the elements. We’ve worked on many projects of this magnitude and have the resources to ensure its success.

New Construction

Constructing a commercial building or multifamily housing takes great care and coordination. It often means creating a team of knowledgeable and trusted contractors with varied skills.

The more different contractors you involve in these projects, the more complicated they can become. So choosing a contractor with skills and experienced teams in accomplishing more than one aspect of your project can be a huge benefit.

That’s why many businesses and general contractors trust 2FL with their new construction building projects. We can help complete your exterior with windows, siding and roofing so you don’t have to hire various contractors to complete this work. 

Our team is large enough to handle new construction and help you keep your project on schedule but with outstanding quality and commitment to excellence.

For commercial projects, you’ll work directly with our owner because we know how important this project’s success is for you. We’ll provide responsive service to meet your needs and create a stunning and high-functioning exterior for your building. Contact us now for a free estimate and to learn more about working with our team of contractors on your commercial or multifamily project.

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