The structure of any building would suffer a substantial amount of wear and tear as a natural consequence of the passage of time. The activity of repairing this wear and tear and restoring the building to its former glory is called building restoration. This is a broad term that includes all kinds of restoration activities such as cleaning the outside walls and surfaces of the building, having the inside of the building cleared of impurity, repairing damaged parts of the building and so on. This is not unlike having the tires of your car replaced.
Every object suffers some tear over time and building restoration is a specific case of taking care of such damage in houses and buildings. Leadwork Edinburgh offers among other restoration services, lead work services that are catered to by certified and experienced tradesmen.
It is unfortunate that the pollution levels are increasing in general, and that has a direct impact on the longevity of buildings. Some places come under the influence of pollution much more severely than others and that results in dirty wind and acid filled rains. These environmental elements coupled with pollutants will have a horrible effect on the walls, layers of paint and result in rapid loss in the paint colour and surface smoothness.
Building restoration is something that is undertaken for buildings of the historical era and modern era alike. Of course, homes and offices of all sizes are not exempt from this and need to avail of restoration services too.
Building restoration should not be confused with the annual maintenance that is done to every building. Annual maintenance includes a variety of activities that are done such as repairing the weather stripping on windows, cleaning the roof vent and louver screens, trimming overhanging branches of trees and such ‘maintenance’ activities. Building restoration services are something which is done or thought about once in ten or fifteen years, perhaps even thirty years. It depends on the current state of the building and on how deep is the wear of a particular part of the house.
Types Of Restoration Activities
There are categories of restoration activities. The first of these is the elaborate cleaning of the outer surface of the building. This is something which buildings, particularly those that are situated in the cities will have to undergo for they are the ones that are affected the most by pollutants in the air and water. Building surfaces which comprise of marble, granite and sandstone start losing their shine after coming under the influence of polluted air and water.
Restoration services, like the ones provided by lead work Edinburgh, can help buildings get back their original shine and hence restore the original appeal of the structure. The second major restoration activity is the procedure involved in rebuilding and if necessary reinstalling the masonry of the structure. Finally, the last remaining activity in building restoration is the actual rebuilding of parts of the house that have collapsed or are on the verge of collapsing due to age.