With summer coming to an end, many people are about to go back to work for the first time in months. However, before that happens, it would be a great time to do some highly needed upgrades.

There are several reasons why buildings and commercial properties need upgrades. Firstly, the most obvious reason is that there could be damages to the old property. Next, upgrading a property can enhance its aesthetic appeal. Lastly, property upgrades also help buildings stay well-maintained and long-lasting. With that said, here are three upgrades you should get in 2020:


Flooring has a significant impact on the appearance of your office. Experts say that if you want to change the character of your office, you should change the flooring.

If spaces in your office have wooden flooring or carpets, it’s time to get them removed. You could get sheet linoleum, ceramic tiles, or marble to ensure you have surfaces that are easy to clean and won’t get damaged if disinfected and cleaned more often. If you already have these types of flooring installed, it’s worth it to get them polished and maintained.

Reduce Maintenance Hassles

If the commercial property you’re operating on is over a decade old, there are bound to be a few maintenance hiccups. However, accumulated over time, they could cause considerable damage and hassle.

To mitigate this, there are several renovations you could take. One, you could have maintenance work done on the ceilings. A faulty roof causes many problems, such as leaky ceilings, lack of insulation, and HVAC problems. Fixing that would reduce many maintenance problems.

Additionally, it would also be a good idea to replace your HVAC system, as it will recoup about 71% of its value when returned. New fiber cement or vinyl siding is also likely to reduce your maintenance hassles significantly.

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Make the Property More Energy Efficient

It’s always a good idea to make your commercial property more environmentally conscious and energy-efficient. Installing low-flow toilets in building and office toilets, move less water more forcefully into the bowl with each flush. Similarly, you may want to upgrade the lighting fixtures and opt for bulbs that allow you to save more energy.

Would you like to get upgrades for your commercial property? Reach out to Building & Maintenance Ind. We offer building maintenance in Ottawa, ON. Our team is highly qualified and can perform high-quality and long-lasting renovations to augment your property.  Contact us for more information.