Curtain walling can be widely observed on buildings in most urban landscapes. Typically it is utilised to encase the exteriors of commercial buildings and multi storey constructions such as flats. Unlike some of the other construction aspects of the building, the curtain walling does not provide structural support. Instead curtain walling is attached to the floors or columns of a building, therefore it does not carry any additional dead load weight.
Due to the scope of a curtain walling project many companies put it off for as long as possible. This is frequently due to the erroneous assumption that a refurbishment would require removing the curtain walling. Thankfully this assumption is incorrect, curtain walling can be effectively refurbished onsite, without any downtime for those utilising your building. Professional companies are able to work at height to effectively clean, repair and recoat your curtain walling in-situ.
Why Refurbish Curtain Walling Through Recoating?
Numerous curtain walling systems contain anodized aluminium extrusions, overtime these can become dirty. However cleaning these surfaces can prove problematic as using inadequate products will actually destroy the extrusions finish. This is especially important as frequently curtain walling cannot be re-anodized in situ, creating further problems. Recoating creates an excellent means of restoring these extrusions to their previous aesthetic glory, whilst also protecting the underlying anodized coating.
Perhaps the number one offender of damage to curtain walling is moisture seeping into the inside of the curtain walling system from the outside of the building. This process is otherwise known as water penetration. One of the main functions of curtain walling is to protect the building it encases from the worst of the weather, therefore if the coating of the walling is compromised it is unable to do its job. Recoating provides a cost effective means of ensuring that the walling is waterproofed once again and able to perform its function.
Often curtain walling is not cleaned regularly, this is especially troublesome if it was powder coated during the manufacture process as dirt can cause the coating to deteriorate. The failure of powder coating, can also result in the failure of the coating to be waterproofing, resulting in water penetration.
CJ Coatings UK are specialist providers of curtain walling refurbishment services, including recoating. We have extensive experience providing these services on a range of applications ranging from car parks to extensive commercial complexes. For further information about our service offering, or to arrange a free no obligation site survey, a member of our dedicated customer service team can be contacted by calling: 01908 467990.