Restoring your commercial building’s metal envelope is beneficial because it improves the building’s appearance, integrity, and lifespan. A building’s envelope is the first thing people notice. It’s always important the envelope is clean and attractive to look at, it also plays a crucial role in keeping occupants safe and comfortable, keeping out inclement weather, and maintaining fire safety.
Does your commercial building have any of the following:
- Metal window frames
- Metal wall panels
- Aluminum composite panels
- Alucobond panels
- Metal roofing
- Metal curtain walls
- Insulated metal panels
They’re all a part of the building’s “outer shell” and help protect it from moisture, extreme temperatures, and other hazards like high winds and pest infestation.
All metal building components must be regularly and properly maintained to ensure weatherproofing and structural integrity, as well as to preserve the property’s value. Presto Restoration offers highly-specialized metal building envelope restoration services designed to maintain your commercial structure’s beauty and function. Here’s everything you need to know about how we do it.
Removing Stains from Your Commercial Building’s Metal Envelope
Presto’s skilled technicians are equipped to remedy a wide range of metal building envelope issues. Our broad knowledge, extensive experience, innovative techniques, and proprietary products have allowed us to successfully perform metal restoration services on commercial structures across the country.
Two of the most common stains present on commercial building metal are:
- Hard water stains. These stains are typically caused by the high mineral content in tap water that’s improperly used to clean windows. It’s also present in sprinkler systems, which often cause water to spray onto a building’s metal surfaces. The restoration process we use for hard water stains both removes the stains and prevents them from developing in the future. Our EnviRestore® Metal Stain Remover safely and efficiently removes surface stains from aluminum materials while simultaneously providing temporary surface protection.
- Leaching from precast, unsuccessful UV-sensitive water repellent performance treatments, and deteriorating coatings and caulking can seep onto nearby metal and cause hard-to-remove stains. The most apparent sign of leaching is from adjacent rusting materials.
Also, many companies solve stained metal problems by using abrasive techniques that scratch the surface. Presto’s products and application techniques use no harsh abrasives yet effectively remove stains without creating scratches or burns.
Removing Scratches from Commercial Building Metal Panels
If proper care isn’t taken to protect metal building envelope components, product overspray from painting and waterproofing projects can adhere to the metal surface. If the contractor performing the project is untrained in restoration services but is asked to remove the overspray, they can scratch and damage the metal.
Aging and weathering can also corrode metal components, particularly anodized coatings. Some businesses choose to paint over window frames, but that solution requires frequent and costly upkeep. Presto’s Metal ReSurfacer® restores anodized aluminum frames to their natural luster by removing the surface layer of the metal, removing any corrosion but not totally removing the anodized coatings. It does not, however, not remove pitting. We use a special polisher and pad with the product to obtain the most effective results.
Caulking and Waterproofing Commercial Metal Building Components
Caulks and sealants are used on and around metal building components to fill gaps and cracks. They act as a barrier and prevent water, moisture, air, gas, and other contaminants and pollutants from entering the building’s interior. The caulking and waterproofing processes for metal building components is vital to the water and airtightness of your commercial building.
Cleaning and Sealing Metal Building Envelope Components
After any metal building envelope restoration services are complete, we recommend using our Metal Protector® Series products to help protect the surface from further staining and or damage from the elements. Our Metal Protector® MD is an invisible, protective shield that doesn’t alter the metal’s appearance, and our Metal Protector® HD leaves a glossy finish on the metal’s surface, which enhances its appearance and installs a protective barrier. The application of both these products provide durable, long-lasting protection on the metal surface and help the metal components resist future staining and corrosion.
Exceptional Metal Building Envelope Restoration Services
You can trust Presto’s skilled to deliver a broad range of metal building envelope restoration services. We work with building owners, managers, architects, and specialty contractors across the country to provide metal building envelope restoration recommendations and services. We’re the leading exterior restoration and waterproofing service company in the nation. Our professional cleaning, restoration, and maintenance services can, in the long run, save you time money on extensive repairs and expensive replacements and ensure your metal building is always in prime condition.
Contact Presto Restoration for a free consultation today.
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