Surfaces and facades

Weatherproofing of the construction

It is said that “the devil is in the detail”. And the same applies to a façade. Without the correct measures in place to channel water away from the façade, the most thoroughly applied renders will develop dirt streaks, organic growths and be susceptible to water penetration.

The façade's task is to protect against rain, wind and sun

Leading water away from the façade is not only for aesthetical reasons. Heavy rain will penetrate into the smallest fissures and cracks, being the source of many different types of damage. Transitions between construction parts and windows can give rise to rot, mould and frost damage. Water running in streams or being retained on horizontal mouldings can provide good conditions for organic growth. Scanty roofs can increase the water strain on the façade, making it wetter than necessary and reducing its ability to dry out.

Details, replace and maintain

Damaged wall

In renovation, it is always a question of whether you can add or change existing details. Scanty roofs cannot be changed, but rain pipes and window sills can be improved and adjusted to deal with increased weather stress. It is often said that everything was better in old times, but we have seen way too often that original details are not dimensioned for increased rain stress, climate changes and pollution. Protection of run mouldings and window sills with well-designed and nice-looking protection can both prolong the façade's life and better the weatherproofing, reducing pollution stress and decaying processes. In every renovation, a study and redesign of the weatherproofing should be executed, instead of rigidly replacing existing systems. Take into account changing climatic conditions and plan for the future. Use skilled and experienced professionals.