Now that hurricane season is upon us, more individuals are preparing by installing impact windows and doors to their commercial property. To ensure your investment lasts longer, it’s important to implement proper maintenance and upkeep. By doing this, you also prevent costly repairs. Contact a commercial painting contractor in South Florida to apply electrostatic paint to your impact doors and windows and follow these important maintenance tips.
Hire Someone You Trust For Installations
Never neglect this first step as this will ensure your impact windows and doors last longer. Make sure they are installed by a reliable professional you know and trust. If they are installed by someone with poor craftsmanship, they won’t be able to withstand the strong winds and rain when your property is hit by a hurricane. It won’t even matter if they are a high-quality product.
Some people would prefer to hire the most affordable contractor available, but this can turn out to be a huge gamble. You may end up spending more to repair the damage the storm caused to your home than you would have on a proper installation.
Remove Dirt And Grime From The Frame
Dirt and grime can quickly accumulate on the frame of your impact windows and doors. If dirt, dust, and debris get inside the space between the glass and the frame, it can weaken the structure of your windows and doors. When cleaning to remove dirt and grime, it’s also recommended to check for openings in the frame that water can seep through. If you spot any, make sure to get them sealed up.
When you purchase high-impact windows and doors, they have a microscopic thin coating that helps them withstand objects hurled at them by strong winds. Therefore, make sure to have the glass professionally inspected after a hurricane. If the special coating experienced abrasions, cracks, scratches, or disturbances of any kind, this can affect its ability to withstand another hurricane. If you see any disturbances, the top coating should be immediately replaced with a new film.
Only Use Dry Cleaning Methods
Another helpful tip is to use dry cleaning methods, like a blow dryer or vacuum to clean the gaskets and sealants. A lot of liquids, like water and fluid disinfectants, may not provide the streak-free results you’re after. When using dry cleaning methods, make sure the appliance you use is set to medium heat, so it does not cause damage.
Not only does this method help to eliminate streaks, but it can also protect your windows and door against corrosion if you have aluminum frames, which can result from any liquid that does not properly dry.
Use Electrostatic Paint On Your Frames
If the window and door frames of your commercial businesses are aluminum and prone to experiencing rust, don’t get them replaced. Instead of replacing them, hire a professional like the team at A-1 Tropic Painting & Waterproofing to repaint your frames with electrostatic paint. We specialize in electrostatic painting in South Florida, servicing commercial properties for over 35 years. Other paints will not adhere to the aluminum, but electrostatic paint perfectly attaches itself to the material, making your windows and door look brand new.
This is possible because the positive charge found in the paint is attracted to the negative charge found in aluminum, allowing the paint to penetrate the surface of the material. Additionally, it can strengthen the aluminum, ultimately strengthening your impact windows and door overall. While this may not seem like a noteworthy improvement, during hurricane season, any additional protection makes a big difference.
Contact A-1 Tropic Painting & Waterproofing
For over 35 years, we have serviced central and south Florida, specializing in painting and waterproofing services for commercial buildings. Quality is important to us because we know it’s important to our customers. We only use high-quality products, and our skilled and professional painting contractors get the job done right the first time. Our team also knows how valuable our client’s time is, which is why we offer a flexible schedule to ensure we don’t interrupt their work operations.For a commercial painting contractor in South Florida, contact A-1 Tropic Painting & Waterproofing. Call (888)367-2706 and request a quote.