Hiring a profession that specializes in waterproofing window systems will save you money and keep your commercial building looking great. Doing a poor job of applying caulking not only leaves behind an eyesore, it also doesn’t effectively seal out water. Leaks can case damage and high energy bills.
Waterproofing Around the Glass
Caulking around glass inside a window frame to seal the glass into the frame and seal out water, air, and anything else is usually called wet glazing. We use industry leading caulking to wet glaze windows. This service is necessary once the original gaskets the window manufacturer used dry out and deteriorate. It is also necessary every ten or more years depending on how harshly the sun beats down on your building or how volatile the temperature can be in your area. Checking the exterior of your building for dried out caulking should be a part of your regular maintenance plan. Ideally, you’ll want to replace aging caulking before there are leaks.
Waterproofing Around the Window Frame
Window frames are usually rectangular and built in a factory to be a precise shape. Buildings are built in the real world and exposed to temperature and humidity that can cause them to shrink or swell; they also move in the wind or from vibrations caused by traffic. This usually means there is a small gap between the window frame and the building. All gaps on the exterior of commercial buildings need to be sealed with something that will adhere to both surfaces and is flexible. We use the highest quality caulking when waterproofing around the window frame. We will occasionally also use an elastomeric coating. These coatings apply like paint but are much thicker and more durable. They can bridge small gaps, are flexible, and are an excellent option for preventing leaks.
Sealing the Surface Surrounding the Window System
We also highly recommend sealing the surface that surrounds the window system. Stone can leach minerals and metal can oxidize; both will stain your glass. By sealing the exterior of your building prevents these problems. It also makes your building easier to clean which reduces the chances of soap scum leaving streaks on your windows. Taking your waterproofing a step further by applying an elastomeric coating to the exterior of your building also helps with reducing stains and aids cleaning. The elastomeric coating can be used to change the look of your building as well since it comes in a variety of colors.
Cleaning Before Waterproofing Your Window Systems
Give your commercial property a refresh by combining clean and seal services with waterproofing window system services. A full clean of your building will take years off its appearance and will makes the waterproofing services go much smoother. All expired caulking must be cleared away and the surfaces must be thoroughly prepped for the new caulking to properly seal. Adding a deep clean before the caulking is replaced and a sealing service after it has been applied results in a fresh looking, completely waterproof building that will look good and be protected for years.
Hire Presto Restoration for all Your Commercial Building Waterproofing Needs
Whether you own or manage a high-rise building, apartment complexes, or historical structure, Presto Restoration is qualified to take on its waterproofing needs. We provide high-quality, competitively-priced waterproofing services completed by our experienced and professional technicians safely and on time.
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