I don’t know how contractors are able to work in the city on these buildings that are so close together. You have to worry about pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and you have to not aggravate your neighbors. Construction and repairs can be dirty and dangerous. You definitely want your construction company to absolutely follow all of the safety rules. When we were looking for roofing contractors in NYC to replace the flat roof on our building, we were very picky. We wanted a company with a great reputation.
You know how lawyers are today. They will take any angle they can if you are being sued. If you hire a handyman to make a repair that has to be up to code and something goes wrong, can you imagine the field day in court? This is why we hire only trained professionals from plumbers to electricians to roof repair experts. First of all, we take the safety of our staff and clients very seriously. After all, this is New York. Secondly, we take a lot of pride in our building. It is a gem in its class, and that is why firms are on a waiting list to lease a space if one does become available.
The roofing contractors in NYC that we hired kept the front of the building free and clear except for a tastefully designed protected walkway for clients and staff entering the building. It was a safety measure in the unlikely event something would fall off the roof during repairs. The crews did the whole roof replacement project with only a couple of clients even being aware that work was being done. I would recommend the company we used to anyone in the city who is in need of getting a roof repaired or replaced without any disruption in the flow of daily business.