Façade renovation - preventing consequential damage, maintaining value and protecting

Mission: facade renovation

Façade renovation - professional & competent

A facade with crumbling plaster, a weathered paint or other defects not only leaves an optically unfavorable impression. It can also no longer fully fulfill its function as a protective building envelope. Therefore, if your house is affected by such defects, you should think about a timely facade renovation in order to avoid long-term consequential damage and not to reduce your living comfort. Ultimately, a facade renovation also helps to maintain the value of your property.

Signs of a necessary facade renovation

From a certain age, it makes sense to regularly inspect the facade of your property. This allows you to identify any damage in good time and take countermeasures at an early stage. There are various signs that a facade renovation is necessary. These include an infestation with algae or fungi, moisture and frost damage in the masonry, crumbling plaster and cavities as well as weathering of the paint. Another point is the question of whether your house still meets modern energy efficiency requirements. If you would like a facade renovation due to vandalism, we can help you in other ways. We are also happy to take on the task remove graffiti and apply anti-graffiti protection.

Algae and fungi spread to damp areas on the walls, which usually turn green or black. Algae growth is often clearly visible and, if not controlled, can lead to a fungal attack. It is best to have an analysis carried out by a specialist company such as MVM AG. Any necessary facade cleaning should also be carried out by experts.

Moisture is an arch enemy of masonry. If it is not professionally removed, there is a risk of infestation with algae, mold and other fungi. Cracks and blisters due to frost damage are also possible "sources of infection" for it. You should then immediately start renovating the facade and retrofit effective insulation.

If you discover parts of the facade where the plaster is crumbly and crumbling, or if you recognize cavities by tapping lightly, contact a specialist company immediately. As a rule, behind this is damage that can have serious long-term consequences. Our employees localize the damage with the help of a thermal imaging camera and advise you in detail on the necessary countermeasures.

Weather influences such as moisture, temperature fluctuations and strong solar radiation permanently attack the paintwork, especially on wooden facades. Check the surface with a wipe test. If there is any residue left on the hand and fingers, a new primer and a new coat of paint are required. MVM AG is also the right contact for this work.

Older properties no longer meet today's requirements and regulations for optimum energy efficiency. Effective thermal insulation is therefore not only recommended, but in many cases even mandatory. This will reduce your heating costs and make a significant contribution to protecting the environment. The investment pays for itself in a few years thanks to the savings. There are also funding programs for redevelopment in the individual cantons. Our experts at MVM will be happy to inform you about the possibilities.

Properties of different facades

In order to better understand and assess damage to a facade, you should be aware of the properties and differences between plaster, clinker and wooden facades.

A plastered facade is straightforward and inexpensive. Depending on the material properties of the exterior walls, the plaster is applied directly or to a thermal composite system. Thanks to modern techniques, there is a great variety of designs with plaster types and colors. However, a plastered facade should be cleaned, checked for damage and painted at regular intervals by a specialist company such as MVM.

Clinker facades are easy to care for and provide good protection for the building envelope. They are bricked up in front of the actual outer wall, with efficient thermal insulation being placed in the spaces between them. If the work is carried out carefully, a clinker brick facade offers a long and maintenance-free service life. A complete renovation will hardly be necessary. The clinker facade should only be cleaned every now and then, for example with a high pressure jet.

For wooden facades, a substructure made of wooden slats is first attached to the masonry. Wooden elements are then attached to this so that a curtain-type, rear-ventilated facade is created. The whole thing should be protected by a canopy. Wooden facades require regular, careful maintenance so that the material does not weather.

What work can be done when renovating a facade?

With our in-depth know-how, we know which work steps are necessary for the different types of facade. First, we do a thorough check for possible defects. Minor damage can be repaired quickly, for example small cracks or cavities. But if the defects go deeper and endanger the masonry, a thorough and complete facade renovation is necessary. Mostly as part of a new plastering or on wooden facades a new primer plus repainting. If available, the thermal insulation may also need to be improved or completely rebuilt.

The MVM AG is very familiar with all of this work and is a reliable partner for your facade renovation. The best thing to do is to arrange one with us On-site meetingso that we can inspect your facade and check for defects.

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