If your commercial building is in need of a new roof, you probably understand the importance of having it replaced as soon as possible. Unfortunately, having construction work going on at your place of business isn't very attractive to potential customers, and it could cause a loss of business. Some people might think that your business is temporarily closed if they see work going on, and others might not want to deal with the noise and aggravation that can come along with construction work. Luckily, however, there are a few things that you can do to help prevent your new roof installation from causing you to lose business.

1. Consider Having it Recovered Instead

In some cases, you can actually have your roof recovered instead of having it replaced. This means that a roofing contractor could simply put new roofing materials on top of your existing ones. This means that the job can be done more quickly without the removal of your roofing materials, which can lessen the impact that the project will have on your business. Additionally, you will be able to save money on the cost of labor for your project, which means that you can help make up for some of the financial impact from any loss of business during this period.

2. Post Signs to Let Customers Know You're Open

It's a good idea to go to a local sign company to have a few signs made. They can say something along the lines of, "Please excuse our mess, we're remodeling, but we're still open!" These signs should be visible from the road or sidewalk if at all possible. This will help let people know that you are still open during this period. 

3. Have Work Done During Non-Busy Times

If at all possible, try to have your roofing work done at non-busy times. Your contractor may be able to work with you to avoid doing work on days that you might otherwise have a lot of business. For example, you might want to ask your roofing contractor to do the work on the weekend if your business is usually busier during the week, or vice versa.

Having a new roof installed at your place of business can have an impact on the number of patrons who come through your doors, but if you follow these three tips, you should be able to reduce this impact as much as possible.

To learn more, contact a commercial roofing company like P Cooper Roofing