Commercial buildings carry a lot of value, not only in the services or products they provide within their walls but also as an asset unto themselves. As a building owner or manager, you can add value to your building without breaking the bank or compromising on the quality and profit you produce at your facility. Keep in mind that your building serves many purposes, and adding value does not only come into play when it is time to sell the property. It can benefit you in other ways in both the short and long term.
Added Value Means More Than Just Selling Power
When you consider the notion of “adding value” to your building, you may envision constructing more spaces or polishing up your paint job when it is time to put the facility on the market; if you are not planning on selling, then why spend the money? In reality, caring for your commercial building can have a dramatic impact right now, regardless of whether you are considering selling the location in the future. Customers, clients and visitors all form a first impression when they see your building, and this impression can be powerful enough to encourage (or discourage) them from engaging with your product or service—or even entering the building at all.
Ways To Add Value To Your Commercial Building
Adding value means bolstering the quality of your commercial building to appeal to customers and maintain a robust location that is safe and welcoming.
Reconsider The Look Of The Entryway
One of the single most powerful options at your disposal for boosting the value of your commercial property in an affordable way is to consider how you might change your entryway. The entry part of your building is perhaps the most frequently seen, and it is often seen first—meaning that clients and visitors will form an opinion of your business based largely upon what they see here. If your front door is dirty, the frame or stonework cracking or uneven or if the colors are dated or off-brand, this may leave a negative impression on visitors that lasts through their interaction with your business inside. By the same token, revitalizing your entryway can have a dramatic effect on the aesthetic and impression that your building gives without the need to undergo expensive full-exterior repairs and renovations.
Redo CaulkingFfor Quality Of Life Improvements
One often overlooked but critically important aspect of your commercial building is its caulk. Damaged or old caulk can no longer form the tight seal that is necessary to insulate cracks and seams, which not only allows water into areas it doesn’t belong (like your walls) but also drives up your energy bills as outside air creeps in. You can improve the value of your building at low cost by redoing the caulk; not only does this prevent damage from occurring due to water and pest infiltration, but it saves you money on utilities. This can be an appealing point for anyone from potential hires and clients to future buyers, all of whom want to know that they will feel comfortable with the air quality inside the building.
Power Wash To Remove Damaging Materials
Over time, algae, mold, spider webs and other detritus can build up on the exterior of your building. While these may seem harmless or simply unsightly at worst, these materials can actually infiltrate your exterior surfaces or open up vulnerabilities through which pests and other unwanted outside sources can infiltrate. A power wash or pressure wash is an affordable means of removing these potentially damaging materials and substances from your exterior surfaces, with the added bonus that a clean exterior can give your building a fresh look in the same way that a new coat of paint might. In addition, power washing that is done by a professional can be completed quickly, which means that you do not need to alter your business hours or make any inconvenient changes to accommodate for this service. Regular pressure washing is a great way to prevent larger problems with your exterior down the road, and many power washing contractors would be happy to hit your gutters as well.
Work With The Professional Building Restoration Experts
If you are considering ways to add value to your commercial building but are concerned about the potential cost, remember that some simple acts can cost very little but have a massive impact. The experts at Waterproof Caulking & Restoration would be happy to help you explore options for your commercial building that fit into your budget and goals. Reach out to schedule an appointment to discuss the services that may work best for you.