Have you ever wondered why some buildings look old and worn out while others look new and shiny? This is often due to the facade of a building, which is the outer layer of a building that protects the infrastructure. The facade is the first thing most people notice when they see a building for the first time. Although unfortunately, a building is often exposed to a range of external factors which can play a role in the deterioration of its facade.
In this article, we will explore the importance of facade repairs and how they play a large role in the longevity and appearance of a building. So, let’s get started.
What is a Facade on a Building?
Now, you may be wondering, what exactly is the facade of a building? The facade is often referred to as the external walls of a building. Although, many people refer to the facade as the main or front exterior wall of a building or residential home, often referring to its design and structure. A facade on a building is relevant to all building types, from residential homes to commercial properties and industrial buildings.
Why are Facade Repairs important?
Over time, it is natural for buildings to experience general wear and tear due to sunlight exposure and extreme weather conditions. Along with this, buildings can age at different rates depending on their construction and the point of their exterior damage.
With this being said, on average building facades last from anywhere between 5 to 20 years. Facades must be regularly repaired by qualified professionals to ensure that your building continues to say safe and the appearance of your building looks the best it can!
Generally, there are two main types of facade repairs – general and concrete. Concrete facade repairs focus on concrete whereas general facade repairs often cover a wide range of services, including:
- Heritage building restoration
- Repairs to custom paint finishes
- Remedial residential, industrial and commercial painting
- Graffiti removal
- Application of protective coatings
- Facade render repairs
- Repairs to texture coatings
- Balustrade repairs and repainting
- Facade cleaning through sandblasting and high-pressure cleaning
Benefits of Facade Restoration
As we are aware, facade restoration and facade maintenance have several benefits, but you may be wondering – what exactly are the benefits? Well, the main benefits include:
- The opportunity to replace out-of-date signage
- Restoring your building for a more modern and sleek appearance
- Repairing your building from general wear and tear
- Preventing further damage
- Ensuring the safety of people around the property
- Reducing waste
Facade restoration and maintenance is a beneficial option no matter what your residential, commercial or industrial dreams are. From preventing future damage or repairing structural cracks before they worsen – the team at All Districts Coatings are here to help!
The Facade Restoration Process
Before your building undergoes a general facade restoration, an inspection will be completed to have a solid understanding of what services will need to be carried out to achieve the end goal you are looking for, whilst considering the structural integrity of the building. Once these services are identified, the All Districts professionals will complete the cleaning and repairs to provide a finished restoration job.
Concrete facade restoration utilises a different process from general facade repairs. Concrete is often used in industrial buildings due to the benefits of durability, strength and longevity it provides. Although, concrete surfaces can begin to deteriorate, especially in industrial areas where heavy machinery is driving over the concrete regularly or the structural concrete begins to crack.
Maintaining the Facade
Maintaining the facade of your building is a great way to prevent damage and keep your facility looking its best for the years to come. Ensuring you soil the external of your building to manage debris and dust will not only improve the appearance of your building but insure the structure is protected which will limit the likelihood of corrosion, cracks and fractures within the structure of the building. Extreme water penetration can also play a large role in damaging buildings as this damage may lead to debris falling and structural changes.
Any damage to the facade of your building can continue to worsen over months and years, without the need for a dramatic event such as severe weather conditions. Facade maintenance will not only prevent these damages from occurring but also save you money long-term, as the longer you leave structural damages it can be more costly to fix.
General and Concrete Facade Repairs
So, there you have it – the importance of maintaining and restoring your facade. The one thing that facade repairs demonstrate is that with some extra care and attention facade restoration can really transform the look and structure of your building. Although, it is important to remember that facade repairs and restoration should be carried out by a professional to ensure the services are conducted to a high quality.
This is where All Districts Coatings comes in. With over 20 years of experience, our facade specialists have worked on general and concrete facade repairs in all locations and industries. Our team have access to industry-leading equipment to ensure your services exceed your expectations. Reach out to the team at All Districts Coatings today to transform your residential, commercial or industrial building!