The Importance of Metal Skin Maintenance
The exterior skin of a building is designed to withstand the elements for a long period of time. Metal skins are usually one of three types; Kynar-painted aluminum, Anodized Aluminum, or Alucabond panels. While all three of these coatings are far superior to any standard painting system, they all will succumb to the ravages of sunlight and moisture over time. Once this occurs, the surface will fade, and chalking and staining will appear.
Metal Man Restoration Expertise
Metal Man Restoration can provide the expertise to restore the finish to the metal. We work with you and the paint manufacturers to specify the ideal colors. At Metal Man Restoration, we only use PPG Coraflon Fluoropolymer Coatings to ensure a 10-year warranty backed by PPG. Our staff is facility trained in applying Fluoropolymer coatings.
Other conventional coatings (acrylic enamel, urethane, epoxy, polyurethane, etc.) will only last 2 – 5 years with surface fade and chalking, eventually leading to paint flaking throughout the panels. When you’re planning to invest in restoring the finish to your exterior metal panels, Metal Man Restoration can ensure that you will get your money’s worth with the proper metal prepping, priming, and painting.
Importance of Proper Cleaning
As important as the coating, it is not as important as the preparation method. Unless you are going to repaint your building with a pigmented coating, cleaning is the most important aspect of the job. Here is also where Metal Man Restoration’s expertise will help you in selecting a competent vendor and specify the proper cleaning method. Improper cleaning can double the cost of your refinishing cost.
Preventive Metal Maintenance
Factory-finished anodized aluminum, painted aluminum, stainless steel, and painted steel require reasonable care, periodic cleaning, polishing, and preventive metal maintenance. Although anodized aluminum, painted aluminum, stainless steel, and painted steel possess exceptional resistance to corrosion, discoloration, and wear, the metal finish’s integrity will degrade by harsh chemicals, rough conditions, or neglect. Without metal maintenance, metal refinishing is inevitable.
Protect Your Metal Today!
Protect your building’s metal skin by contacting Metal Man Restoration today for expert metal cleaning and restoration services.