As a business owner, productivity is vital. You want to ensure that whenever your employees are at work, they are given an environment that allows them to focus and work to the best of their ability. Proper maintenance and upgrading the building itself is one way to do this. And, in many instances, a new roofing solution may be needed to improve insulation, water tightness and safety. But, with such extensive work going on, what are the workplace disruption implications. How much will a new roofing solution disrupt your business as it is being installed?


Roofs are the main form of cover and protection for buildings. They are vital to structural integrity and work to help maintain a comfortable, safe working environment. Embarking on any size construction project in the workplace is likely to cause a degree of disruption. The old roof may need to be removed, exposing the room below to the elements. Certain machines and equipment can cause noise pollution, impacting the quality of phone calls and meetings. Equally, in some instances, piping, air vents or heating systems may need to be removed and reinstalled to get the best results.

Factors To Consider

One of the most tried-and-tested ways to minimise disruption is by working with an experienced and trusted roofing company. Teams such as ours here at Industrial Roofing Services NE Ltd, have the knowledge and expertise to work with your chosen roof solution and find methods that reduce installation lead times, noise and fumes.

Factors to take into account that can be adjusted accordingly include:


Many roofing adhesives emit strong-smelling fumes. They can also be complicated to apply, generating a mess that takes longer than normal to clean up. Experienced roofers will be able to adjust these, if possible, or give as much advance notice to help you plan accordingly.

Weather Implications

Certain environments are more favourable for materials or adhesives to set. Equally, tasks such as welding need to be done in controlled environments to get the best results. While choosing a sunny, dry day is optimal, the right roofing company will be able to steer you towards the best solution, regardless of the weather. This will help to minimise delays and prevent further disruptions from spreading out through the weeks.

Prefabricated Elements

If you’re looking to shorten roof installation times as much as possible, opt for a prefabricated option. This could be a prefabricated membrane instead of one that needs to be welded during installation. Accessories, including scuppers, parapets and stacks can all be delivered to sit along with your roofing system to reduce installation time.

Installing a roof in a swift and timely manner depends on many factors. Weather, existing roof structure and the job at hand can alter the time frame predicted during planning. However, when working with an experienced and professional roofing company, you’ll be able to adjust plans accordingly and successfully minimise disruption to the workplace. Here at Industrial Roofing Services NE Ltd, we provide a full range of roofing solutions to suit your workplace. From warehouses through to office spaces, our team are on hand to support your business needs. If you would like to speak to a member of our team, get in contact today.