The Role of Building Façades
Building façades, generally the front part of a building’s exterior, have an important job. Because they often support the weight of various building wall components, they play a vital part in a building’s structural integrity. They’re also critical to reducing energy consumption and creating a comfortable, secure and safe environment.
But perhaps most important, is their aesthetic role. A façade is the face of a building, adding architectural character and creating an impression that sets the tone for the building’s interior.
Is your building façade performing as it should? Is the masonry cracked or crumbling? Does the façade have ugly stains, rot, leaks, rust or peeling paint?
Signs of deterioration may be a hint that something more serious is going on. These issues won’t fix themselves. Ignore them and you could find yourself dealing with costly damage to your building.
Façades Deteriorate without Proper Maintenance
As buildings age, their facades are susceptible to weather and water infiltration, especially if they were improperly installed, poorly repaired, or haven’t been well-maintained. Many issues can contribute to their demise, including:
- Erosion caused by rain and snow
- Cyclic freezing and thawing
- Salt crystallization
- Anchorage corrosion
- Thermal stresses from extreme heat
- Restrained movement
- UV degradation caused by direct sunlight
- Flashing details not installed correctly
Before embarking on any repairs, it’s important to determine what external factors are causing the façade to deteriorate and whether any underlying structural problems need to be addressed.
Why Choose Dry Building Solutions
Dry Building Solutions can help. With over 50 years of experience as a second-generation waterproofer, Charles Farrell founded and operates Dry Building Solutions. He’s a native New Yorker with unrivaled expertise in repairing, restoring and replacing facades on both commercial and residential buildings. Dry Building Solutions is licensed, OSHA-certified for compliance with all safety regulations, and fully insured.
First, we’ll perform a meticulous inspection of your building and conduct various tests. After a full site evaluation, we’ll create architectural drawings along with a detailed timeline and scope of needed repairs.
We’ll address the façade’s physical appearance, making sure to stay true to the original architecture, especially if the building is a historic landmark or has an iconic design.
We’re able to repair façades made of concrete, brick, stone, stucco, wood and terra cotta. Any material that we replace will be made to match the precise shape and color of the existing façade so that the repair blends in and looks natural.
Our service area includes metro New York City (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Westchester County), New Jersey and Connecticut.
Contact Dry Building Solutions to:
- Patch, rebuild, re-pin or replace masonry or stone elements
- Replace joint sealants and caulking
- Repoint mortar joints
- Replace through-wall flashings and copings
- Repair roof-to-wall interfaces
- Address water-leakage issues
- Waterproof exterior
- Provide façade maintenance
Get a Free Estimate
If your building is in need of façade repair, the best way to minimize the damage is to act promptly. Small issues can quickly become big, costly problems. Dry Building Solutions will come to your location, inspect the façade and provide you with a no-obligation quote.