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5 Essential Steps to Protect Your Building From Heat Damage

As we move forward into the summer months, it becomes crucial to consider the impact of heat on our buildings. Heat-related damage can present in various forms, including expansion, fading, cracking, and even negative impacts on internal cooling systems. However, fear not, there are several effective strategies to protect your building from the summer heat. Here are our top five essential steps to safeguard your building from heat damage.

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Understanding the Impact of Heat on Buildings

The effects of heat on buildings are manifold and can lead to significant structural issues if not addressed. High temperatures can cause building materials, particularly metal, to expand and contract, leading to cracks or fissures. Paint can fade and crack under the relentless heat, reducing the aesthetic appeal of the building. Furthermore, the increased internal temperature can overwork cooling systems, leading to higher energy costs. These factors underscore the necessity of proactive heat damage prevention.

Step 1: Adequate Roof Coating

A robust defence against heat begins at the top. An adequate roof coating, especially one with reflective properties, can substantially reduce the building’s heat absorption. This type of coating can bounce back the sun’s rays, maintaining a cooler roof temperature, and subsequently, a cooler internal building temperature. Roof coating is an investment that not only safeguards against heat damage but also reduces energy costs in the long run. For help in choosing the best coating for you roof, contact us.

Step 2: Regular Building Inspection

Regular building inspections are an indispensable part of maintaining your building’s health during the hot season. Timely checks can identify potential heat damage, such as fading paint or expanding materials, before they evolve into bigger issues. Regular maintenance, especially during the hot months, ensures your building stays in peak condition year-round. If you are looking for advice and a quotation for refurbishment work, we can offer a site survey or drone survey, just get in touch.

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Step 3: High-Quality Window Treatment

Windows, being the entry point of sunlight into a building, play a crucial role in managing heat. High-quality window treatments such as sun screens or films can drastically reduce heat intake, thus lowering the internal temperature. Not to mention, they also offer protection against harmful UV rays, thereby adding to the lifespan of your internal furnishings. Window frames can be refinished to make them look like new and prevent any further corrosion and damage due to extreme temperatures. Take a look at our window coating service here.

Step 4: Ensuring Proper Ventilation

Effective ventilation can be a gamechanger in heat damage mitigation. A well-functioning HVAC system maintains a steady internal temperature, reducing the building’s reliance on artificial cooling. Additionally, natural ventilation strategies, like strategically placed vents or windows, can significantly contribute to lowering internal temperatures. Our teams can ensure your doors and windows are in good condition, can install a RoofSafe system for safe roof access and can quote for solar panels to help reduce the cost of running HVAC systems.

Step 5: Landscape Solutions

Believe it or not, your landscape can also contribute to reducing heat damage. Strategic positioning of trees or other foliage to block the sun’s rays can significantly reduce heat absorption. Moreover, green roofs or rooftop gardens can provide additional insulation, further reducing the impact of heat. Remember that if you have foliage close to your building, you can call us to keep your gutters clean and free from debris and we can keep your roof and cladding clean to avoid a build up of moss and algae.

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A Successful Heat Protection Project

An example that perfectly encapsulates our approach to heat damage prevention is our project with Proctor & Gamble in the North East. This site, with its extensive infrastructure, required a multi-pronged strategy to ensure comprehensive heat protection.

At the outset, our team initiated a thorough inspection of the site to assess the requirements. This evaluation allowed us to pinpoint the areas needing attention and formulate an effective strategy to tackle the challenge. The major focus was to fortify the site against the potential damaging effects of summer heat while also maintaining an appealing aesthetic.

One of the critical tasks we undertook was applying a robust roof coating. Using top-tier, heat-reflective materials, we ensured the large roofing area was well-protected from sun-induced wear and tear. This step aimed to reduce heat absorption significantly and, subsequently, lower the internal temperature of the buildings.

Next, we focused on the gutters. Proper gutter maintenance, as we know, plays an integral part in any building’s longevity, especially during the hotter months. Our team cleaned, repaired, and maintained the gutters to ensure effective water flow and prevent any heat-related expansion or blockages.

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In conclusion, protecting your building from heat damage is not a singular action, but a combination of steps involving proactive measures like a careful choice of roof coating, regular building inspections, quality window treatment, effective ventilation, and strategic landscaping. By investing in these protective measures, you ensure the longevity of your building and reduce potential repair costs.

Looking to safeguard your building from heat damage? We are here to help. With our wide range of services tailored to suit your needs, we can offer solutions that protect your building while enhancing its aesthetic appeal. From roof coating to window treatments, we are well-equipped to provide professional, top-quality services.

We tailor our services to meet your specific needs, ensuring that your building is not only protected from heat damage but also looks its best.

Don’t let the summer heat take a toll on your building. Contact us today to book a free site survey. With our team on your side, you can rest assured that your building will be well-protected from the summer heat.

Remember, it’s not just about weathering the summer, it’s about thriving in it. Protect your building, reduce energy costs, and maintain a pleasant internal environment with Cladding Coatings. Because when the heat is on, we’ve got you covered.

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