We were asked by a client whether it was important to use protective treatments after the restoration process. While we are well aware of the many benefits stemming from the addition of protective treatments to a recently restored surface, it is apparent that some industry professionals are still questioning their usefulness. It follows that protective treatments are probably more important to a restoration project than you may think. In fact, there are many benefits to applying protective treatments after the restoration process.
The most important benefit would most likely be protecting the restoration investment. After a costly restoration of glass, metal, or stone, the application of a protective treatment helps to ensure that the restoration is never required again. This has far reaching positive consequences for the clients checkbook, the environment, the appearance of the building on a regular basis.
The client, while paying more upfront, will save money in the long run because the building can be maintained instead of restored. In reality, the addition of a protective treatment after restoration is a fraction of the cost of the actual restoration service, especially while the service company is already mobilized, and accessing the very area in which the protective treatment is to be applied. This benefits the service company as well since the additional work brings in increased gross revenue for the project.
The environment will benefit due to the fact that less cleaning chemicals will be washed down the outside of the building. Since protective treatments help water run down the building instead of soaking into the stone, the building stays cleaner for longer, which helps both the property owner and the reputation of the service company who performed the restoration.
Glass Protection Product Benefits
Our glass protection products come in two different strengths. The biggest difference between products is that our Glass Defender HD last longer than our Glass Defender MD. Both are made from polymers that are high performance hybrid silicone materials. Because they are partially inorganic, unlike typical glass protective treatments, they last much longer and will not suffer from UV degradation.
Metal Protection Product Benefits
Much like our Glass Defender Series, our metal protection products come in two different strengths. These products protect metal surfaces from water and oxygen which deters corrosion and staining. Our Metal Protector HD and Metal Protector MD products are suitable for most metal and anodized surfaces, making it perfect for commercial building window systems. They are made from high-performance silicone and acrylics that result in a long-lasting protective coating.
Stone Protection Product Benefits
Our one-of-a-kind stone protection product is great on most stone surfaces. The main benefits of using this protect are the protection of the stone surface it is applied to and the protection of the adjacent surfaces. Water often carries minerals from stone surface onto adjacent surface and leaves behind stains. By sealing your stone surfaces with our Leach Stop product, you make your entire building easier to keep clean.