Together with the roof, the walls form a shield that protects the interior of a home. To do this, they must be designed to provide the maximum protection possible. Despite this robustness, being constantly subjected to the bad weather and the effects of time weakens the walls little by little. The signs of this wear and tear can be simple discoloration or more severe damage such as cracks or holes.
Intervene in Time
Each part of a house must be regularly monitored. This helps prevent possible problems and detect signs of wear and tear in time. Ignoring damage to a building can be very dangerous in the long run. As the deterioration progresses, the risks of accidents such as collapse increase. It is therefore essential to find solutions at the first sign of damage. And there is no shortage of solutions. Indeed, you just need to call on facade specialists to carry out the renovation work.
The Facade Restoration
The facade restoration is the set of techniques implemented to refurbish the exterior of a building. It consists, among other things, in filling the cracks or holes present on the surface of the exterior walls and applying a new exterior covering such as plaster or other finishing materials. Contrary to what one might think, this operation is not only about emphasizing the aesthetic side. The refurbishment is about all aspects of the structure, i.e., the aesthetic side and especially the practical side. Refinishing can add a few years to the strength of the building.
The Application of a New Paint
Refurbishing a facade includes the application of a new coat of paint. Before painting the wall’s surface, it is essential to strip it. This operation consists of scraping the wall’s surface with an abrasive material to remove the old coating and the impurities that stick to it. This task requires extreme delicacy since the only goal is to remove the existing coating, not damage the support. The building will look like new construction once the work is completed, with a few exceptions.
Insulation has the advantage of guaranteeing thermal comfort in a house. In the case of external insulation, the insulating material is placed on the outer walls of the building. The choice of the material to be used may depend on the options offered by the builders or the climatic conditions of the region. Opting for exterior insulation has advantages over other techniques. Indeed, it allows better space management because the installations are carried out on the outside, leaving the living space intact.
The waterproofing work allows reinforcing the structure of a wall to resist bad weather better. Indeed, under the effect of climatic hazards, including heavy rains, the surface of walls becomes fragile and discolored. This is what usually contributes to the formation of cracks. By reinforcing this part of the structure, we can make it a little more impermeable and therefore resistant to possible aggressions.
Between Initiative and Obligation
Renovation is beneficial on all levels. Indeed, it allows avoiding the risks of collapse, which can endanger the occupants of the building and the people and the houses in the vicinity. It also makes it possible to restore an old building to its original state, as if it were new construction. The reinforcements carried out increase the durability and resistance of the building for years to come. It is also essential to know that renovation work is mandatory at least every ten years. This measure is based on force safety standards, and its non-observance can lead to financial sanctions.