Your exterior facade is one of the most important aspects of your property. If it’s dirty or damaged, it can detract from the overall look of your home and business. By following some simple maintenance tips and conducting a facade inspection, you’ll be able to keep your exterior facade looking good and functioning well for years to come.
Exterior facade inspection
To inspect your exterior facade, you should start at the top and work your way down. Start with a general facade inspection of the entire structure, looking for any obvious damage or wear. Then, inspect each individual component of the facade in turn—from roofing to foundations to windows and doors.
For example: if you notice that one of your roof tiles is cracked, look at other similar tiles on the roof to determine whether this crack is isolated or part of a larger pattern of deterioration; if it’s only one tile (or even just one corner), it might be less urgent than if there are several cracks throughout the space.
Once you’ve gotten the facade of your building clean, it’s important to make sure that it stays that way. The best thing to do here is to schedule regular cleaning sessions so that you don’t have to worry about heavy maintenance work later on.
Regularly cleaning your facade will help keep it looking bright and fresh, which will help attract more customers or tenants. You may also want to consider hiring an exterior specialist who can give advice on how often you should be cleaning certain parts of your building as well as what products are best suited for various surfaces (like plastics).
Paint inspection is an important part of any maintenance schedule. It’s essential that you check your exterior paint for peeling, flaking, mould and mildew growth, cracks in the paint, discolouration and chipping. You should also look for rust spots on steel sections of your building that are exposed to the elements.
Checking for these issues can help you determine whether or not a repainting job is needed. If any of these problems are present, then it’s probably time for new coatings or repairs.
Waterproofing your exterior facade
There are several ways to waterproof your exterior facade. You can use a membrane on top of the wall, or you can install a drainage system under the building. The latter option is more expensive, but it also allows you to use less material which makes it environmentally friendly.
A drainage system will have holes in it so that water can flow through the soil and into an underground pipe where it’s carried away from your home. A membrane is similar in that it will also prevent water from getting into your home. However, instead of having holes in it, water will simply roll off its surface like rain droplets on an umbrella when they hit its outer layer.
Ensure that you have the right floor drainage systems
It’s important to ensure that water is draining properly from your building. Water can damage your facade and make it deteriorate more quickly. It’s important to check for any leaks, especially in the plumbing system. Check for cracks in the flooring and water damage as well. If you detect any leaks or issues with drainage, contact an expert for advice on repairing it or replacing anything that needs it.
The exterior facade of your building is exposed to a lot of wear and tear. It is important to maintain the appearance of the building by ensuring that it is regularly cleaned, repaired, painted and water proofed. Maintenance of the exterior facade also ensures that it remains in good shape even after several years of use.