In July 2020, the California Department of Industrial Relations issued a set of safety and health protocols that contractors and workers in the construction industry must follow as the state resumes economic activity. When the coronavirus pandemic was declared in March, quite a few construction projects were put on hold; only essential work such as emergency repairs and structural maintenance was allowed. Public health officials have determined that construction projects can be managed as a low-risk activity as long as workers are able to maintain six feet of physical distancing from each other.
Utilize Downtime for Remodeling Commercial Buildings
According to the National Association of Home Builders, demand for remodeling projects has increased significantly in recent months. During the first weeks of the pandemic, both commercial and residential properties held off on getting improvements done because of uncertainty, but now that health protocols are in place and permits can be issued, owners are seeing the advantage of getting remodeling projects done at this time.
Consider Contractors for Home Improvement Projects
As for homeowners, many have taken advantage of housing market conditions and recently acquired real estate at bargain prices. Property values have been dropping since March, and mortgage interest rates are once again at record lows; bargain hunters are looking for fixer-upper deals, and they know that now is a good time to complete their renovation projects because of contractor availability. Those who have decided to wait a few more months to remodel may end up on a waiting list because there will likely be a rush of property owners looking for contractors later this year.