There is something appealing and special about a building that has been standing for a hundred or more years. However, it does lose it’s appeal a bit if the facade is falling apart. Since the way a building looks on the outside is a reflection of what may be found on the inside, both businesses and potential home buyers that want to consider an older building may want to invest in facade renovation in New Jersey.
The start of facade restoration in New York usually begins with a thorough cleaning. It’s important for a restoration company to know exactly what needs to be done to restore a facade. This means pressure washing the building to make sure what’s left of it is intact.
This is also a good way to determine if what’s left is salvageable, or if the whole facade needs to be replaced. These companies do have to meet building code requirements, so this initial cleaning and inspection is important on two fronts. One to determine the cost to you, the other to ensure that what they can do meets state requirements.
Once the cleaning is complete, the company will discuss your options with you. If you’re lucky, general repairs will be needed, and all of the original materials can be used to make the facade look like new. Unfortunately, not all building restoration in Long Island goes so smoothly. In many cases, the company will need to restore the facade and find other materials to do this.
Some companies have local resources from torn down buildings that allow them to salvage materials from buildings built in a similar era with the same materials. This can be costly, but it’s a great way to recycle.
More commonly, however, the company will replicate the look of an old facade with modern materials. This type of facade renovation in Long Island is usually less costly and takes less time than salvaging old materials will take. In the end, no one but a professional will be able to tell the difference between the old and the new materials.
The final thing that building restoration in New Jersey offers is waterproofing seals. To make the new facade last longer, it will be sealed properly with recommendations to do it again every certain amount of years (depending on the materials). This will allow you to get a long life out of your new facade.