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Give your Building a Facelift by Refreshing its Curtain Walling

Curtain walling is widely used throughout many modern structures that range from car parks to office complexes. Typically, curtain walling does not carry any additional dead load weight and is attached to the floors and columns of a building. Therefore, the majority of curtain walling is lightweight and are often constructed from aluminium.

Since curtain walling is exposed to the elements, overtime its appearance can become weathered. If left untreated, this can have a negative impact not only on the appearance of your building but also on how your business is perceived. Businesses are often reluctant to repair their curtain walling, this is due to the perceived financial expenditure and the expectation that such reparations will have a lengthy and negative impact on the continued operation of the building.

Curtain Walling Facelift RefreshHowever, this simply need not be the case! Respraying curtain walling is a little known and often overlooked means by which the aesthetic appearance of curtain walling can be increased quickly with minimal financial cost. Due to the fact that the overwhelming majority of curtain walling is anodised, dirt can build up and become problematic. This is because a number of cleaning chemicals will actually de-anodise the surface, therefore cleaning the curtain walling in-situ is problematic. Respraying curtain walling provides a means around this, as applying a new coating to the curtain walling will not only improve the overall appearance, it will also increase the longevity of the metalwork, protecting it from further dirt.

When curtain walling has been painted, it is often done using a powder coating. Whilst this method provides exceptional aesthetics, over time due to exposure to the elements and changes in temperature, this coating can fail, resulting in moisture permeating the substrate. The application of another coating to the curtain walling’s surface will not only restore it to its original condition, it will also form a barrier once again protecting the curtain walling from moisture damage.

Perhaps the chief advantage of using respraying as a means of improving the overall appearance of your curtain walling is the diversity of choice available. We provide coating options which include all of the colours contained within the leading colour coding systems, including RAL and the British Standard. If you would like the new coating to match the old one but are unsure of its classification, this is not a problem, with our mobile colour lab we can provide an exact match!

For more information about respraying as a means of restoring the aesthetic appearance of curtain walling, or to arrange a free onsite survey of your premises, a member of our dedicated customer service team can be contacted by calling: 01908 953 710. 

Curtain Walling Refurbishment

Refurbishing Curtain WallingCurtain 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 Curtain Walling Refurbishingworst 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.

Curtain Walling Spraying – Security Screen Frame Spraying at Harrods

Repairs to Curtain Walls With Coatings

CJ Coatings UK have many years experience in Curtain Walling Spraying, we are able to mask and spray many types of frames. Even if the curtaining walling / window frames are anodised, galvanised or stainless steal, we are able to apply the coatings to any frames.

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