If you want your commercial glass stain removal project to go smoothly and be long-lasting, there’s no skimping on these three keys to success.
- Skilled and Experienced Technicians
- Superior Products
- Preventative Forethought
How High-Rise Glass Stain Removal is Different
High-rise glass stain removal services differ from ground-level glass restoration in a number of ways:
- When the glass is viewed straight-on from 10 feet away, and there’s no sun glare, imperfections in the glass are rarely apparent as when looking up and viewing glass from several floors below.
- The majority of ground-level staining on window systems is caused by the sprinkler system overspray. Sprinkler water, as well as water that affects other glass surfaces like bathroom mirrors, tends to be hard. The stains caused by calcium and magnesium in hard water are removed substantially different than those found in high-rise commercial glass applications.
While not every tenant or visitor is going to look up and inspect a high-rise’s windows (they’re much more likely to be looking at their phones!), there’s another reason special consideration should be given to the product used to remove commercial window stains.
Some products scratch the glass which leaves the surface ripe for future contaminates. These micro scratches, often invisible to the naked eye, give water and stain-forming minerals “sticky little places” to which they can adhere. Over time, windows treated with some of these commercially available products and tools begin to quickly develop stains that are more difficult to remove.
We admit, when it comes to the results of our glass stain removal services, we’re perfectionists, but it’s not just because we care about how good the windows look! We want your windows to be as structurally sound as possible, so they give you many years of use.
Skilled Technicians Make All The Difference
If you’ve ever cleaned your exterior windows at home, you know it’s not an easy task. Skilled technicians play a vital role in performing excellent glass stain removal services. Some contractors group glass stain removal in with their clean & seal scope of work which is performed by waterproofing technicians. We’ve learned that while these technicians are skilled at waterproofing, their abilities often fall short of what we consider to be a detail-oriented approach to glass cleaning and restoration.
Presto’s glass stain removal services are always performed by technicians who have specialized training and who focus on glass surface restoration year-round. This ensures the delivery of consistent, high-quality service to our clients.
The Importance of Product Knowledge
Product knowledge is an important skill, too. Our formulated combination of chemical and nano abrasive technologies produces optically flawless results on all types of commercial glass surfaces. When combined with rare earth oxides, the nano abrasives re-fuse the glass surface. Once the glass is stain-free, 90% of our clients opt to have our glass protection treatments applied in order to prevent further staining and keep their windows cleaner between scheduled maintenance.
Planning for the Future
We always recommend addressing what caused the window staining in the first place. On high-rises, it’s usually due to rain, snow, or sleet water running down or bouncing into your glass window system from the building’s exterior material. While some in the commercial construction industry argue this point, our chemical analyses of stains consistently show the minerals in the glass stains match the minerals in the building’s stone. Our sealers are specially formulated to address this issue and we recommend sealing the stone with Leachstop or another suitable stone sealer.
So, there you have it, the three keys to a successful glass stain removal job: qualified technicians, the right products, and preventative maintenance. Oh, and the all-important fourth key, a great company to provide you services!
A Lasting Difference
Presto Restoration has been providing glass stain removal services for commercial structures across the country for more than 25 years. In that time we’ve successfully performed commercial glass stain removal on some pretty impressive structures including multi-family residential and high-rise office buildings.
There are a variety of means and methods companies use to remove commercial glass stains. We believe:
- The finished product should be stain- and scratch-free, even when viewed in direct sunlight from several floors below.
- The windows, when properly maintained, should remain stain-free for the remainder of their lifespan.
We take these fundamental beliefs to heart for each and every project we do, and we consistently deliver these results to our clients on time and for a fixed price.
With over 25 years of experience serving commercial clients of all sizes, Presto is the trusted local name in commercial glass stain removal. See for yourself how we restored the glass on a multi-story office building and other recently completed projects in our portfolio.
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