The Benefits of Exterior Building Maintenance

Maintaining the exterior of a building can pay off in more way than one. With regular maintenance, thorough cleaning and strategic repairs, you can add years to the life of your building, keep tenants happy and prevent more costly damage. Explore some of the specific benefits that different forms of exterior maintenance can have on your building. 

Masonry repairs
The brick, limestone or marble that adorns your building's facade or walls isn't invulnerable. Over time these materials can crack, wear down or break off leaving you with an unsightly building.

Clean and Polish Building Solutions can help you prevent some of these masonry issues in the first place with caulking and sealants that prevent the water damage that often causes issues with these materials. Additionally, they can restore and repair brick, limestone and marble so that your building looks as good as new. 

Don't let your bricks fall into disrepair. Don't let your brick walls fall into disrepair.

These types of repairs and restorations benefit your building by providing better structural integrity, preventing a costly and possibly dangerous catastrophe where bricks fall to the sidewalk below, for example.

Additionally, restoring the masonry on your building will provide better curb appeal to attract new tenants or simply enhance the appearance of the building to improve value. Masonry repairs can also help your building improve its weather resistance, preventing water damage that can be expensive to fix. 

Caulking is one of the most common and important aspects of exterior maintenance. Don't wait until your heating bill is astronomical or you experience a leak- get your building caulked immediately. 

Having your building sealed and caulked provides you with a tighter envelope. You can directly observe a tighter envelope in lower heating or cooling bills. It essentially provides more insulation by trapping the hot or cool air that you're paying for inside of your building. 

"Rebates, tax credits and incentives make the decision a no-brainer."

Additionally, caulking and sealing prevent water from flooding your building's interior. If you don't caulk your building, you leave yourself vulnerable to major leaks, collapses or even mold that can grow from the extra moisture. This provides your tenants with a higher level of comfort and service. 

A secondary benefit of caulking is that in many states and cities it's inexpensive. Rebates, tax credits and other monetary incentives cut the price significantly and make the decision to caulk your building a true no-brainer. 

Pressure Washing
Whether it's your building's walls, the sidewalk out front or the parking area, you're competing with a number of environmental factors to present a clean, professional building. Oil, mold, pollution, dirt, gum, spray paint and 
efflorescence can all make your building look dirty or old. 

Keep these forces at bay by regularly pressure washing your building and surrounding areas. Pressure washing helps your building look clean and attractive to current and potential tenants. 

By removing mold, algae and dirt, power washing also allows your building to last as long as possible. Power washing can prevent the elements that lead to rot, deterioration and other damage that would require expensive repairs.

When your building is mostly windows there's nothing important to clean. When your building is mostly windows there's nothing more important to clean.

Window Cleaning 
Whether you're inside or out, dirty windows are ugly, unpleasant and distracting. They subtract from the value of your building and make tenants unhappy. Talk to Clean and Polish Building Solutions to get your windows clean from the mineral deposits that stain so many urban buildings. They can help you restore that crystal clear, brand-new window look with regular cleaning. 

Having your windows professionally cleaned typically improves tenant satisfaction. It also simply makes your building look significantly better. This is critical if your building is looking to attract new tenants or extend leases. 

Discuss other exterior building maintenance options such as metal, banner, canopy or trash chute cleaning, installing protection from pests and birds, or adding snow and ice guards to your building.