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In the construction business, we know that meeting deadlines can be make or break in terms of maintaining customer relationships. However, even the best general contractors in the business can’t control the weather.

Despite meticulous planning and organization, a bad weather forecast can still cause significant delays in project timelines and, not to mention, lead to unplanned costs. However, when storms are on the radar, there are some measures you can take to ensure that your jobsite is prepared. Read on to learn Liberty Panel Center’s tips for expecting the unexpected.

1. Create a Documented Weather Plan

Even when the forecast shows sunny skies, it’s a good idea to implement documented protocols for dealing with inclement weather. Creating policies that your employees can easily reference can save you huge amounts of time and money in the long run.

2. Customize Your Protocol for Different Types of Weather

Categorizing your policies by type and severity of storms can also help ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible in the event of bad weather. For example, clearing walkways of snow and ice is crucial in snow hazards, whereas installing temporary drainage systems is a priority for heavy rain.

3. Designate Roles to Your Workers in Advance

You might also assign roles to specific employees to carry out tasks within the protocol to ensure that everyone knows what to do and how to play a role in keeping the project on track. 

4. Conduct Weather Drills on a Schedule

Practicing these protocols in controlled drills on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis is another great way to prepare your entire staff to manage any challenge.

5. Stock Up on Construction and Jobsite Supplies

This is where we come in. Keeping a steady inventory of construction, jobsite and emergency supplies can prevent construction delays in the case of bad weather. With over 100,000 products in stock, we have everything from building supplies, like lumber and paint, to dust containment products, personal and jobsite safety products, and more. 

Of course, planning is essential to the construction industry, but despite this, sometimes a strong storm can be more than you were equipped to handle. If all else fails, Liberty Panel offers fast and reliable construction site delivery services in New York City. Your goods are in safe hands with our experienced team handling all aspects of site-based deliveries. 

Our team knows that every day and every project is different, which is why we have a wide variety of materials in our shop to keep your crews operating on schedule. We work with contractors of all sizes from bathroom renovations to municipal projects and ground up construction. Whatever you need, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re preparing ahead, in a pinch or cleaning up after a storm, give us a call at (718) 647-2763 or email us at hello@libertypanel.com and we’ll be there to help you.