Those of us who live in Miami know just how unpredictable the weather can be throughout the year. We also know that every year you have to prepare for hurricane season before it starts.
But, what if we told you that preparation involves more than making sure your shutters are intact and establishing procedures for your employees? Your preparations should also include getting your commercial building’s paint and coating ready to handle the heavy rains that come with the many thunderstorms during this season.
Here’s how to prepare your commercial building’s exterior paint for the rainy hurricane season and why it’s important to do so.
Ways to Hurricane-Proof The Paint on Your Commercial Building
Make sure you have the proper exterior paint and coating
Different kinds of surfaces need different kinds of paint. Using the wrong one can potentially lead to issues. For example, exteriors should be sealed with paint and primer to protect against intense rainfall. You can also prevent excess moisture from entering wooden structures by sealing and painting them properly.
Buildings that are properly prepared are better able to tolerate Florida’s unpredictable weather. Professional waterproofing can help to strengthen and increase the durability of a building’s exterior.
Waterproofing actually strengthens concrete. Doing so helps to keep out excess moisture from entering, which in turn prevents mold growth on the interior walls. It might not seem necessary at first to waterproof your building, but you can avoid expensive concrete repairs and even potential health issues by keeping this mold out.
Regularly inspect your commercial building’s exterior
As paint and coating age, they provide less and less protection from severe weather conditions. This leaves a building more vulnerable to damage from something like a storm or a torrential downpour.
Make repairs before the hurricane season and deal with any signs of damage as soon as possible. With regular inspections, you can spot any areas that need repairs early on and save yourself a headache down the road.
Count On Our Commercial Painting Experts
Is your commercial building ready for hurricane season? Our painters are trained in the most up-to-date techniques and products to deliver lasting, effective results. After an inspection, we can determine whether or not your building’s paint needs to be refreshed and advise you on the next steps to take.