Commercial caulking and sealant services are an integral part of maintenance on commercial buildings. We’ll look at things like types of sealant, element exposure, movement of joints and other factors as to how they impact how often your building needs to be recaulked and resealed. We recently wrote posts discussing the value of caulking control joints on commercial buildings and how commercial waterproofing protects and preserves your building’s beauty and lifespan.
Presto Restoration has been caulking and sealing commercial buildings and historic structures for more than 25 years. What began as a commercial window cleaning company has now evolved and grown into a national service provider of preservation and restoration services for all types of architectural building surfaces including glass, metal, and stone.
Let’s dive in on the different types of sealants and why it’s so important to use the right one after restoration.
Using the Right Type of Sealant
Depending on the existing sealant, the exposure to the elements, and the movement of the joint and other factors, buildings may require commercial caulking and sealant services every eight to 20 years to properly maintain the envelope. The primary driver of a sealant’s lifespan is the type of sealant used.
Whenever possible, Presto prefers to use Dow Corning products for commercial caulking and sealant services. They have a 20-year service life and are your best bet for getting an appreciable return on your restoration investment. The Dow Corning products are not the same as residential use products one can find at the local hardware store. The commercial caulking products Presto uses are designed for the most hostile environments such as those found affecting the exterior of commercial buildings nationwide.
Caulking and Sealant Services
As a building’s caulking and sealant reach the end of their lifespan they begin to lose flexibility. When building components flex, the joints begin to fail and the facade loses its weatherproofing. It isn’t long before commercial building owners and managers begin to get complaints of leaks. That’s when they typically call Presto for our guaranteed commercial caulking and sealant services.
It’s important to remember that once moisture and air start to enter the building envelope, a host of problems from mold to increased heating and cooling costs can occur. In some cases, the window systems, interior components of the building’s walls, and even the walls themselves start to deteriorate. This is particularly evident in buildings with EIFS or stucco exterior wall surfaces as these materials start to crack and deteriorate much faster than stone, metal, or brick building components.
For nearly 30 years, Presto has provided commercial caulking and sealant services for a wide range of mid-to high-rise buildings including stadiums, domes, hospitals, and even solar panels. Our skilled technicians are trained to provide the commercial caulking and sealant services buildings need in order to keep moisture and air out of the exterior envelope and where it belongs.
Protect Your Commercial Building
We recommend our clients inspect their building’s caulking and sealants around the windows and in the control joints to make sure they’re not cracked, separating from the substrate, or inflexible. We also recommend replacing urethane sealants with longer-lasting alternatives like NP100 or silicone.
Presto Restoration has provided commercial caulking and sealant services that help protect all types of facades on properties nationwide. Our decades of experience and expertise make it possible for us to tackle even the most complex jobs.
When you partner with us for your caulking and sealant needs, we quickly assess your building’s condition and recommend the best long-term, high-quality solutions for your caulking and sealant project. On the job, our technicians provide an efficient and safe environment for any caulking and sealant project. They’re equipped with the latest techniques and technologies to handle all your building’s needs. You can read about a recently completed commercial building waterproofing project and many other projects on our portfolio page.
If you are looking for commercial caulking services in your city, we would love to learn more about your project.
Contact Presto Restoration for a free consultation today. Call us at 1-800-785-9927 or Request A Quote.