There are many benefits of commercial building caulking and waterproofing. In a recent post, we talked about how caulking and waterproofing your commercial building’s control joints protects and preserves the structure’s beauty and longevity. That’s just one of the many reasons you should regularly inspect the caulking on the exterior of your commercial building and immediately replace any that is damaged or failing.
For more than 25 years Presto Restoration has been a nationwide leader in commercial waterproofing services. Our skilled and highly trained commercial caulking contractors are prepared to restore and protect any type of commercial building exterior using the most effective solutions, many of which we’ve designed and formulated ourselves.
Caulking Improves Appearance
One of the main reasons property owners and managers choose commercial building caulking and weatherproofing services is to improve the property’s appearance. Replacing dried-out, damaged caulking is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve both your building’s appearance and its energy efficiency for decades to come.
Retail stores, restaurants, and similar commercial structures benefit greatly from the improved exterior moisture-reducing caulking provides. A more aesthetically pleasing public-facing property can attract more customers and increase sales. Even office buildings benefit from a more attractive appearance as it instills company pride on the part of employees and makes a good impression on potential clients. Caulking also helps to prevent unsightly mold and mildew growth on building exteriors.
Protection Against Water Intrusion and Damage
Most people associate caulking with creating a watertight seal that keeps out water. Homeowners have used caulking for decades to control water and moisture in sinks, bathtubs, and other areas where water is often present.
After years of helping commercial property owners and managers protect their buildings, we know one thing for sure: even the smallest amount of accumulated water can over time do major damage to a structure. Sealing out water is crucial to preventing it from getting where it isn’t wanted.
Once water does intrude into a building it often causes costly damage most notably to walls, ceilings, and floors. This makes it vitally important to provide the proper waterproof caulking to your commercial structure’s exterior. If you don’t, the building is at a greater risk of being damaged by additional rain and snow. When you consider how expensive it can be to repair and replace damaged floors, walls, and ceilings, the investment in caulking is a smart one that provides long-term returns.
Finally, the mold and mildew that often results from water damage and intrusion can lead to health hazards for the building’s occupants. In many cases, black mold develops which can cause serious symptoms like eye irritation, chronic coughs, persistent headaches, and chronic fatigue. And once mold growth occurs in a building, it can be incredibly costly to repair and/or replace floors, walls, and other structural components.
Protection Against Pests
No one wants insects and other pests infiltrating their commercial property. Damaged caulking often leads to cracks and gaps, though, that allow pests to make their way inside. Even tiny cracks around windows are like a welcome mat to insects and you may soon find yourself with a major pest invasion. Given the relatively low cost of caulking, it should be seen as an easy waterproofing solution that keeps insects and other critters at bay.
Commercial Building Caulking and Waterproofing Professionals
This post covers three of the most important benefits of commercial exterior caulking, but there are many more.
The first step towards reaping the rewards of commercial exterior caulking is to get in touch with a professional commercial building caulking and weatherproofing company that has the tools and experience to get the job done right. The team at Presto Restoration has provided commercial waterproofing services to countless properties nationwide. Our years of experience have given us the expertise needed to tackle even the most complex and challenging caulking jobs.
Not all commercial building caulking and weatherproofing contractors are created equally. Our professional team is more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have about waterproofing or replacing damaged caulking on your commercial structure. We work with owners and managers of commercial buildings of all types and sizes and take every effort necessary to determine which long-term, high-quality commercial caulking solution is right for you. Our technicians are skilled at providing a safe, secure, and efficient environment for any size project and are equipped to competently handle your building’s unique needs. You can read about a recently completed caulking and waterproofing project for a commercial office building and many other projects on our portfolio page.
If you are looking for caulking and waterproofing services for your commercial building, we would love to learn more about your project.
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