Metal Restoration

Metal

Restoration

A building’s metal surfaces, like window frames or aluminum panels, can develop the same unsightly stains as seen on glass and stone.

Cleaning building metal in accordance with a manufacturer’s recommendations will typically only work to remove surface layer dirt. If panels or frames have been poorly maintained, this method will not be effective. Only metal restoration will bring back the original luster.

Presto technicians are trusted to remedy a wide range of metal surface issues through our extensive experience, broad knowledge, and proper technique. Coupled with the correct tools and equipment, Presto is known for successfully performing metal renewal services on commercial buildings across the country.

TYPES OF
DAMAGE

Exterior building metal is exposed to direct environmental pollution as well as various indirect contaminates. Window frames in particular may have many years of buildup since frames are not always treated to the same regular maintenance schedule as windows.

SOAP SCUM

Dishwashing liquid used in improper window cleaning maintenance is often squeegee’d off the glass and pushed down to the metal window frames below. This mixture is left on the surface to dry and forms a sticky residue, which attracts environmental contaminants and causes a buildup of soap scum.

hard water stains

The high mineral content tap water used in improper window cleaning and nearby sprinkler systems can lead to metal stains. Restoring the surface with Presto products and techniques will remove stains and prevent them from developing in the future.

LEACHING

Precast, deteriorating caulking or coatings, as well as failed UV-sensitive, water repellent performance treatments will leach onto nearby metal and cause stubborn stains. The most apparent stain is when contaminants leach from adjacent rusting metals.

product overspray

When proper care is not taken to protect metal building components, overspray from waterproofing and painting projects adhere to the metal surface. If contractors are then asked to remove the overspray, this result can grow worse with scratched and damaged metal.

AGE & WEATHERING

Extreme exposure to damaging elements can corrode the metal, especially anodized coatings. Instead of painting over window frames, which requires frequent and costly upkeep, Presto’s metal restoration techniques can return the anodized coating to its original luster and save the property money.

Architectural Metal Components

METAL CLADDING

  • Galvanized aluminum

  • Anodized aluminum

SANDWICH PANELS

  • Aluminum composite

  • ACM panel system

  • Alucobond (brand)

WINDOW FRAMES

  • Anodized aluminum

  • Steel

STEEL

  • Stainless/aluminum/ painted

  • Stair casings

  • Metal railings

  • Structural/ decorative

PROTECT YOUR
INVESTMENT

Whether you own one building or an entire portfolio of properties, we know that what's most important is ensuring your investment grows in value. Selecting the right restoration and protection methods will have a positive economic impact for years to come.

High-Performance Results

Without the proper expertise, metal can be difficult to restore without damaging the sensitive surface. Many companies attempt to resolve metal staining problems by using abrasive techniques that scratch the metal or harsh acid products that leave burns on the metal and surrounding surfaces.

After over a decade of product research and development, Presto’s cleaning and resurfacing methods are proven to effectively remove stains and repair metal damage without leaving any scratches or burns. Instead, the surface is restored to its original, distortion-free finish.

Long-Lasting Protection

After the metal surfaces have been renewed, we highly recommend applying a protective coating to resist future staining from mineral deposits and other environmental contaminants.

Presto products contain high-performance silicone and acrylic coatings designed to install durable, long-lasting protection on the metal surface. The treatment will shield metal from water and oxygen, which helps prevent future corrosion. Any stain-forming contaminants will settle on the polymeric coating instead of adhering to the metal surface, and then are easily washed away during regular cleaning maintenance.

Exceptional Warranties

Presto provides a 5-year warranty on all metal protection products, including clear, semi-gloss, invisible or high-performance pigmented coatings. We always make sure our clients are armed with the proper maintenance knowledge to extend the life of these protective treatments. Presto’s detailed recommendations will show how to correctly clean the metal without damaging the protective coating. Plus, if the metal is properly maintained, an extensive restoration should not be needed again.

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