For a long time, curtain wall has become an enduring staple of modern building design since its introduction almost 100 years ago. And its popularity continues today in the 21st century. In practical applications, curtain walls are typically constructed using lightweight glass, along with other materials such as aluminum, stone, marble, or composite materials. They are designed with numerous factors in mind, such as minimizing air and water infiltration, managing wind pressure, and thermal control. In that regard, routine maintenance is crucial for maintaining the functional and aesthetic value of your curtain walls over time.
In most cases, if your glass curtain wall system has a long-term exposure to the elements, which generally tend to degrade the appearance and function of the building envelope, such as:
1) Fading or peeling of metal frame finishes
2) Staining of glass or metal
3) Etching of glass or metal
Furthermore, this kind of damage can be exacerbated by improper surface preparation from the original installation and coating of the wall. Further degradation from pollutants ranging from deicing products to exposure to salts and the constant attack of air pollution can also accumulate over time. In addition, certain damage to curtain walls often happens gradually instead of all at once, it can be tempting to neglect routine maintenance and wait until a significant failure occurs, or in response to the loss of beauty over time. In that regard, extensive repairs and refurbishment to a curtain wall can be difficult and expensive. And aesthetic and functional degradation from neglect of maintenance can hurt the value of your building in the marketplace.
If you would like to reduce your curtain wall cost in a long run, you should consider a proactive, ongoing maintenance plan in advance because it can help you reduce the risk of those bigger headaches. A good maintenance plan should include routine inspection, regular cleaning, prompt repair of minor problems, and written records of maintenance activity to keep you on track. Moreover, in addition to removing years of accumulated damage to glass and other curtain wall materials, proactive maintenance will preserve the beauty and value of your building envelope, and save you money over the long haul, along with appealing to existing and potential tenants. We are committed to producing various types of steel products for your choice in your building project in future. Our products are all designed for the fast and easy installation of curtain walls. Contact us if you have any need in your project.
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Post time: Jan-20-2021