How Will You Keep Your Jobsite Warm This Winter?
Written on: October 4, 2021
Protect your Progress This Winter with Temp Heat for Your Construction Sites
New construction in the metro Atlanta area and surrounding counties is booming, and that’s great news for business, if you’re a contractor. But, come winter, there can be a rush on temporary heating for construction sites as temperatures drop. Of course, Atlanta is known for its warmer weather, and you’re probably not going to be digging through feet of snow to find your construction site – but, that doesn’t mean you won’t need temporary heat this winter.
Look out for your construction team this winter
The truth is, Atlanta does have a cold season, and those temperatures can drop quickly, especially at night. Keeping your construction workers warm and comfortable is always a good idea, as folks tend to be more productive and happier – and turnover is lower- when they aren’t shivering through their workday. In more extreme scenarios, your team could even be exposed to frostbite or hypothermia, especially if they are working with wet materials.
The many benefits of temporary construction heaters
That said, there are a lot of other ways that temporary heat can benefit builders —
- Protect those exposed pipes! Nothing brings construction to a halt like a bursting frozen pipe.
- Cold weather can make for flawed construction. Many construction and building materials aren’t meant for application during the colder temperatures. If it’s too cold, paint won’t cure properly, and spackle and joint compound may have trouble adhering to the drywall like it should.
- Some materials don’t like colder temperatures. Other types of building materials are able to withstand colder temperatures once they have cured, but aren’t meant to be crafted in the cold. If the air is too chilly on your construction site, materials like plaster and stucco could turn out with compromised quality.
- Time is money on your job site. Even if you are able to apply your materials as planned, drying and curing time can take longer in the cold. The more time it takes to finish your job, the larger the labor costs will be.
- Equipment may have trouble running smoothly if the air is too cold on site. Lubrication and maintenance may need to occur more frequently while trying to run equipment in less than ideal temperatures.
- Be prepared, no matter what. Temporary heat is also great to have on hand, should any emergency, natural disaster, or other power outage occur.
- Never wait for the power company again. With the right temporary heater at your fingertips, your project won’t have to take a backseat, waiting for power and heat to be restored.
- Save money while going eco-friendly. Propane construction heaters produce far fewer greenhouse emissions than heaters using other types of fuel. They also last longer and require less frequent refilling.
- Temporary propane heaters are simple, safe, and flexible. Because they are portable, you can move them around your job site as your construction progresses.
Contact Georgia Gas Distributors today to protect your projects, whatever the weather. Our energy experts at Georgia Gas Distributors are standing by to help you with all of your temporary construction heating needs. We offer competitive pricing for all our services around Metro Atlanta, so reach out to learn more.