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Winter Property Protection: Essential Tips for a Safe and Secure Building


As winter approaches, it’s time to start preparing for the colder weather and its impact on your property. As a building manager or facility owner, you need to make sure all areas of your building are safe and secure during this time of year.

From preventing damage due to extreme temperatures and moisture levels to ensuring that vulnerable access points like windows and doors remain secure, there is no shortage of preparation work that needs doing in order for your establishment to function successfully throughout the winter months. Here we will look at some essential tips which can help prepare your building against any potential threats posed by changing seasons:

Regular Exterior Checks

The first thing to do is ensure the integrity of your property by conducting routine inspections. Prioritise this crucial task before winter sets in, preventing cold winds, rain, and frost from causing potential damage. Our teams can carry out a site visit to carry out a professional survey and report if you have any concerns about the deterioration of your roof or wall cladding.

Timely Maintenance

By proactively inspecting and maintaining your building, you can prevent costly repairs down the line. Regular upkeep will not only save you money but also help avoid long-term issues that could compromise the safety and functionality of your property. It is more cost effective to repair and refurbish than to replace sheets and panels.

Cladding Coatings

Coating Metal Wall and Roof Cladding

Protecting your building against the winter weather starts with the coating on metal wall and roof cladding. This can help to prevent corrosion caused by moisture, snow, and ice. It is important to ensure a high-quality coating that is designed for the specific type of metal is used on your building’s cladding. Additionally, it is important to inspect the coating regularly to ensure that it is still providing adequate protection from the elements. Watch for any chalking or peeling which are signs of deterioration.

Barnsley Retail Park Gutter Cut Edge Corrosion

Checking for Cut Edge Corrosion

Another way to protect your building against winter weather is to check for cut edge corrosion. This type of corrosion occurs when metal edges are exposed to moisture or chemicals, such as salt or de-icing agents. To prevent this type of corrosion, it is important to inspect all metal edges regularly and repair any areas that show signs of corrosion. Once it starts it will only get worse but it can be treated to prevent further damage. Cut edge corrosion can occur on walls and roofs.

Gutter Before Refurbishment

Cleaning and Refurbishing Gutters

Cleaning and refurbishing gutters is another way to protect your building against winter weather. Gutters can become clogged with debris during the winter months, which can lead to water damage if not addressed promptly. It is important to clean out gutters regularly in order to prevent water from pooling on your roof or around the foundation of your building. If your gutters are damaged or corroded, we can re-line the gutters without any need to replace them.

Cladding Repairs

Cladding repairs are also essential for protecting your building against winter weather. Damaged cladding can allow moisture into the walls of your building, leading to mold growth and other damage over time. Inspect all cladding regularly for signs of damage and make sure any damaged sections are repaired promptly in order to maintain a waterproof seal between the interior and exterior walls of your building.

Painting Windows and Doors

Painting windows and doors is another way you can protect your building against winter weather damage. Exterior paint helps protect metal surfaces from paint damage and corrosion caused by rain or snow as well as UV radiation from sunlight exposure throughout the year. Using a high-quality paint designed for outdoor use in order to ensure maximum protection for your windows and doors over time. Our teams only use the best paint systems which are guaranteed to last, so we do it once and do it right meaning you have assured long term protection.

Holme Valley MRT Marsden Roof coating completed

Keeping your building exterior in good condition will see you through the winter months without any problems. Book in your free site survey today.

Cladding Coatings Ltd

  • Address: Tanners Business Centre, Waterside Mill, Chew Valley Road, Greenfield, Oldham OL3 7NH
  • Phone: +44 (0)161 626 3493, +44 (0)7961 798 799
  • Email: info@claddingcoatings.co.uk

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