3 Ways to Improve the Exterior of Your Commercial Building
The exterior of your commercial building reflects the way you conduct business. Maintaining a clean and tidy appearance is key to improving your image and it will subtly, but surely impact your bottom line. Replacing exterior cladding is an ideal way to improve the curb appeal and value of your commercial building.
Our commercial building cladding experts share 3 tips to help you.
- Update the look of your building with New Metal Siding: Dented or cracked siding reflects poorly on your business. Aesthetics aside, it also offers an easy path for water damage which can lead to major structural and masonry repairs. Once air tightness is compromised, energy bills start to climb. If you have seen loose siding or peeling paint on the interior of your walls, it is time to replace it. The longer you wait, the worse it will become. New siding will give your commercial building a fresh new look and also extend its lifespan.
- Consider recladding buildings with brick and stone veneer: Your Exterior Wall Cladding is responsible for building appearance and for protecting the structure from wind, sun, water and snow. In addition to creating an unsightly look, damaged wall cladding leads to many other problems such as rot, leaks and mold. When dealing with major cracks, multiple dark patches and large areas of physical damage, consider recladding rather than just painting and sealing it. Often, bulging and flaking are signs of larger problems that cannot be fixed by repainting or resealing certain areas.
- Switch to Exterior EIFS for minimum maintenance: EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing System) is a relatively new acrylic-based system that is applied over an insulated board. Often referred to as synthetic stucco, it offers enhanced water resistance and insulation capabilities. Flexibility of architectural design, colour and finish, resistance to fire and earthquakes, and greater energy efficiency have prompted many architects, builders and building owners to make the switch. If you are looking for a durable exterior finish that looks great with minimal maintenance and lasts for years, then EIFS is definitely a smart choice.
You can take advantage of façade improvement grants like the Commercial Facade Improvement Program (CFIP) in Toronto to improve your building’s curb appeal. This could include window replacement, repair and repointing of façade masonry, brickwork, making building entrances wheelchair accessible, and much more. Visit Toronto’s Commercial Facade Improvement Program to learn more.
The exterior cladding experts at Zero Defects recognize the importance of meeting your timelines and budgets with quality work. Our innovative solutions including exterior EIFS for commercial buildings have helped many property owners and managers save time and money. Committed to protecting your investment, we work safely and efficiently with minimum disruption to your business.
For cost-effective renovation advice and solutions, contact our Exterior Cladding Specialists in Toronto.