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Five Steps to Add Value to Your Commercial Building

By January 30, 2013August 17th, 2022Contracting Tips

There are several investments that can raise the value of your commercial property by more than their cost, depending on market conditions and the quality of the improvements you perform. Whether you’re investing in commercial real estate or you are thinking about selling a commercial property of your own, it is important to get the best value for your property. At re:fab, with more than thirty years experience as a residential, industrial, and commercial painting company, we’ve worked with countless building owners that were looking to add value to their property for one reason or another. Based on our experience, we’ve compiled this list of “Five Steps to Add Value to Your Commercial Building” to get you started!

  1. Become Multi-Use: One of the best ways to increase the value of your commercial property is to make it more versatile. You can do this is many ways. For example, adding showrooms and offices to a property makes the space more attractive to a wider variety of potential users.
  2. Improve Land: Landscaping works to add value to commercial property the same way it does in the residential sector. By adding landscaping, water features, and other similar improvements, your property will become a more attractive place in which to work and, therefore, to own.
  3. Go Green: When updating your property, keep eco-friendliness in mind. This will not only keep your property relevant in today’s earth-conscious consumer market, but it will also lower overhead costs. Some of the popular options include energy-efficient appliances, solar panels, and energy conserving windows.
  4.  Security: Another upgrade that can add value to your commercial property is increasing security. Features such as alarm systems, gates and shutters can increase property value by making the property more attractive to tenants and you’re likely to lower your insurance premium as well.
  5. Aesthetics & Paint: Do some cleanup and updating to your property. Paint all the interior walls, especially if they haven’t been painted in a while. Consider the exterior paint scheme and how that reflects the personality of your business. Update or repair electrical fixtures as necessary to make the building look as modern as possible. Don’t forget the floors, too! EPOXY APPLICATIONS are a great way to add value and to protect surfaces.

A few other tips to remember: If you have existing tenants in your commercial property and you choose to update the property with any of these above steps, you can further increase the value and revenue of your property by raising the rent rate to compensate for the new additions. You will also want to request that the tax assessor re-evaluate your property value. Property valuations are often outdated and sometimes a simple reassessment can significantly lower your tax obligation, thus improving your bottom line and increasing your value.

When it comes time to make updates to your property our team at re:fab will be happy to assist you. Specializing in commercial and industrial painting, power washing, EIFS repairs, epoxy applications, floor coatings, wall and surface protection, and electrostatic painting, it would be our pleasure to help you orchestrate a plan to add value to your commercial property. For a free, comprehensive estimate or to speak with a representative regarding your specific needs, please do not hesitate to contact us today via phone or email. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Drywall + Carpentry


Whether the interior walls of your commercial facility have been damaged, the front door of your business needs an upgrade or your floors are in need of attention, re:fab has the right team and process to meet your specific needs.
With a team of skilled carpenters and specialty craftsmen, re:fab helps clients tackle quick improvements to full-scale renovation needs.


Renovation Services


Professional Renovation Services Tailored to your Industry.

re:fab is the trusted partner for commercial renovations and specialty applications for properties and facilities across all industries. Whether a commercial office building or a multi-family property, our experienced team has the knowledge and resources to get your job done right.

  • Flooring & Epoxy Coatings
  • Windows and Doors
  • Interior and Exterior Painting
  • Rebranding Services and Special Finishes Installments
  • Carpentry & Drywall Repairs
  • Heating and AC and/or HVAC
  • Plumbing & Electrical
  • Trenching
  • Appliance Replacement
  • Gutters
  • Structural Repairs & Safety Hazards


Specialty Flooring


Floor Coatings Keep Your Foundations Safe

re:fab’s floor coating services provide a dramatic enhancement to the look and feel of commercial and industrial properties. In addition, specialty floor coatings maintain the health and durability of your floors and overall properties, creating a more healthy and safer space for your employees, customers and the environment

Our Experts Provide A Variety Of Floor Coating Services, Including:

  • Epoxy Floor Coatings
  • Cementitious Urethane Resurfacers
  • Decorative Flake and Quartz Floor Coating Systems
  • Joint Fillers-Repair Mortars
  • Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) Coating Systems
  • High-Performance Urethane Topcoat
  • Resurfacers
  • Same-Day Coating Systems
  • Moisture Vapor Reducer
  • Sealers
  • Urethane Topcoats

*Please note: re:fab provides flooring services as part of a larger renovation or painting program or project, not a standalone service.


EIFS + Stucco


Commercial buildings and industrial facilities featuring exterior walls with an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) have the attractiveness of a stucco finish but with greater insulation, toughness and longevity. In fact, unlike stucco, EIFS is actually a multi-layered system that includes insulation board, base coat and finish coat. It’s a combination that provides a classic look with modern advantages.

In addition to much-improved insulation, EIFS can improve indoor air quality and reduce the environmental impact of a structure throughout its lifetime, and it is available in a virtually unlimited range of colors and textures.

EIFS has transformed commercial buildings across all industries and our team of specialists can help you understand the benefits of this important application.


Power Washing


Regular power washing keeps commercial facilities running efficiently and safely, helps businesses stay compliant with environmental regulations, rids surfaces of mold and delivers an attractive first impression to clients and guests. Our team can quickly and easily return your properties to excellent condition.

Exterior Power Washing Services Include:

  • Exterior wall pressure washing
  • Construction clean-up
  • Graffiti removal
  • Heavy equipment, truck and fleet cleaning
  • Driveway and parking lot cleaning
  • Patio washing
  • Gutter and drain cleaning
  • Outdoor structures such as play equipment
  • Swimming pools
  • Outbuilding

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Painting


re:fab’s 30 years+ experience with commercial interior and exterior painting, sealing and wall & ceiling applications assures each client that we have the expertise to deliver for any business painting requirement. Tackling projects both large and small, across New England, our teams are capable of serving all of your standard and specialty painting and application needs.

  • Interior & exterior applications
  • Multi-color systems
  • Wallpaper removal & installation
  • Power washing
  • EIFS & stucco
  • Wall coverings
  • Korugard
  • Acoustical ceiling painting
  • Lead paint removal
  • Low odor and non-VOC painting
  • Line striping
  • Electrostatic painting