Commercial property is a very valuable asset. It might even be the biggest investment your business makes. So how do you make sure your asset holds its value as time goes by? Do you know what it takes to improve the value of your commercial property?

Let’s take a closer look at a few of the best ways to improve commercial property value, from floor to ceiling, inside and exterior. Our experienced commercial contractors share their best tips and advice.



Sure it looks great, but many business owners don’t stop to think about the hidden costs associated with landscaping. There’s lawns to mow, weeds to pull, hedges to trim, and so much more. Then there’s the water cost, too. Keeping the grass green throughout a hot and dry Portland summer takes more water than you might think. Those costs add up.

A thoughtful landscape can not only improve the appearance of your facility’s outdoor space but it can actually reduce ongoing maintenance costs, too. Consider making these features part of your outdoor space:

  • Permanent water features like fountains
  • Paving stones to create paths and limit the amount of grass to water
  • Natural and native plants, which tend to require less water than species not native to the area
  • Trees — they look great and over time can add privacy and shade to your building



The floors in your commercial building experience more wear and tear than the floors in any residential living space. Retail showrooms, office buildings, warehouses, restaurants, and medical clinics are all high-traffic spaces.

High-quality floors for your commercial space are an investment. At Rock Solid, we offer durable commercial concrete flooring with a variety of durable and stylish finishes for commercial flooring. Concrete floors are built to last and are much more durable than other commercial flooring options like hardwood and laminate. Other benefits of concrete floors include:

  • Easy maintenance
  • Resistance to chips and cracks
  • Stylish appearance
  • Available in a wide variety of colors and styles to match any space



Most commercial buildings in our area have flat or metal roofs. Unlike pitched roofs which rely on their shape and gravity to drain water, flat and low-slope roofs are prone to water damage when they aren’t draining properly.

Sealants for flat and metal roofs are designed to stand up to the elements all year round, including high-intensity summer sun and cold and rainy winter weather.


Protecting your flat roof

The need for flat roof repair can be limited with waterproofing and sealants like:

  • Acrylic Elastomeric Coating with Embedded Fabric – The fabric significantly increases tensile strength, allowing the roof to expand up to 300% without cracking or breaking. This coating is ideal for roofs with multiple and unusual penetrations since it can be easily and quickly formed around irregular shapes.
  • PVC – A premium product which is heat-welded on the seams and can hold standing water indefinitely. Can last 40 years or even more. Simply the finest product available for flat commercial roofs.


Protecting a metal roof

Metal roofs are best sealed using Acrylic Elastomeric. This method includes a full basecoat and topcoat, as well as caulking for all screws, sealants for all seams, and much more.

Even with a waterproofed and sealed flat/metal roof, regular commercial property maintenance and inspections are absolutely essential. Our contractors generally recommend inspections every 2-4 years to assess your roof’s condition and plan for any needed repairs.

This preventive maintenance is key to helping your building’s roof last as long as possible and to avoid the need for a premature roof replacement. Replacing a roof can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars, making preventive maintenance and waterproofing seem like a drop in the bucket.


Exterior and interior painting

You only get one chance to make a great first impression. When someone sees your building for the first time, whether they’re just driving by or coming in for a meeting, are they impressed by what they see?

Painting your building’s exterior is a great way to improve its visual appeal. Modern paints also provide protection against water, pest infestations, and other hazards, too.

But don’t stop there. The colors you choose for your building can have profound effects, making customers more likely to purchase, helping patients feel more relaxed, or encouraging your employees to be more productive.



The commercial real estate market is competitive. There just aren’t enough great spaces to go around. If you’ve purchased a commercial property, one of the best ways to increase its value and utility is to remodel it to meet your needs.

When you remodel your commercial property, you can:

  • Adjust the floorplan
  • Add electrical outlets for specialized equipment
  • Improve natural lighting (skylight anyone?)
  • Add on to your building to get extra space

When you work with a great contractor, anything you can imagine is possible!


Regular and preventive maintenance

Ongoing maintenance isn’t as exciting as remodeling or installing a shiny new floor, but it’s essential. Without regular commercial property maintenance, small problems turn into big ones.

Clogged gutters can lead to roof leaks and structural damage. Peeling paint is an eyesore and can invite water damage into the walls of your building. Storm damage to your roof might let insects and pests infest your building. Then there are local laws and regulations, too.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Focus your efforts on:

  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Concrete walkways and parking lots
  • Outdoor spaces
  • Carpeted floors and other high-traffic areas
  • Siding and exterior paint
  • Roofing
  • HVAC systems


Need a little help?

Are you interested in learning more about investing in the value of your commercial property? At Rock Solid, we waterproof flat and metal commercial roofs and can help rejuvenate commercial flooring, too. Get a free estimate for your project, today!