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Why Weatherize Your Commercial Property in Arizona

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Why Weatherize Your Commercial Property in Arizona

If you are a visitor to Arizona, you most likely think of the weather as hot and sunny with blue skies and dry heat. Those 300+ days of sunshine are what they show in the travel brochures.

If you live here, you know that all that heat and sun can take a toll on your commercial property. You also know that the other 65 days can bring extreme weather. Torrential rains, haboobs and dust storms, temperature extremes, and even a few humid days mixed in can wear down your paint and let rain, dust, and sand inside your building.

Why weatherize your commercial property in Arizona? Here are three reasons:

  1. Protect your property from the elements
  2. Keep your employees, tenants, and visitors safe and healthy
  3. Reduce your energy bills

Protect Your Property

When we do get storms in Arizona, they are often severe. Thunderstorms and heavy downpours can do a significant amount of damage to your property if it does not have the right protective paints and coatings to resist the rain.

Hiring commercial painting contractors in Phoenix, AZ, can ensure you have the right finish on your property to help keep the rain and moisture out of your building. Besides protective paints and coatings, weatherization will ensure that windows and doors are caulked and sealed, and your roof does not leak.

Even just a small amount of moisture can do significant damage. Wood can rot and be a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Masonry can get saturated and cause structural damage. Painted surfaces can bubble or crack and let additional moisture seep in.

Weatherizing your property can keep that moisture out and prevent potential problems that can lead to costly repairs.

Keep Your Employees, Tenants, and Visitors Safe and Healthy

Haboobs can pop up unpredictably and cause all sorts of trouble. Reducing visibility to near zero in seconds can shut down traffic. The winds can knock down trees and knock out power. The dust and sand can be everywhere.

When you weatherize your property, you mitigate the damage the wind and dust can do. You improve the chance you can keep it on the outside where it belongs, and not allow it entrance to your property through cracks and joints.

The dust and sand can be a serious concern for employees, tenants, and visitors who have allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues.

As haboobs move through the area, they also pick up harmful contaminants. Scientists have found fungi, chemicals, bacteria, heavy metals, and other pollutants mixed in. These contaminants have been traced to cardiovascular disease and other health concerns.

Drywall, wood, carpet, and ceiling tiles are particularly conducive to the growth of mold. If mold is inside your walls due to moisture, you may not even know you have a problem — even as the mold continues to grow. Humidity only accelerates growth. The health problems associated with mold have been well-documented, from exacerbating symptoms for those with asthma and allergies along with respiratory issues, coughing, and wheezing in otherwise healthy people.

Weatherizing your commercial property can also improve indoor air quality. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says indoor air quality in poorly ventilated and weatherized buildings can often contain pollutant levels higher than what is found outside.

Weatherproofing helps keep everyone safe inside.

Reduce Your Energy Bills

Cooling, refrigeration, and ventilation can use up nearly half of your commercial property’s utility bill. When you have to add heat to the mix, the number is even larger.

Weatherproofing your building by fixing cracks, using protective paints and coatings, caulking windows, and sealing your roof can prevent outside air from seeping in. Your HVAC systems will not have to work as hard to maintain a consistent, comfortable temperature. Not only will your heating and cooling systems use less energy, but they will operate more efficiently, which means they can last longer and require less maintenance.

Find the Best Commercial Painting Contractors Phoenix AZ

If you are looking for someone to weatherize your property and do commercial painting in the Phoenix, AZ, area, the team at Ghaster Painting & Coating is ready to help. With 45 years of experience, Ghaster’s weatherization program uses protective paints and coatings to shield your property’s exterior and interior from the elements.

When you work with Ghaster Painting & Coatings, not only will your commercial property look beautiful, but you will protect it from the elements, keep your occupants safe, and reduce your energy bill. A 10-year warranty on labor and materials can provide you with peace of mind that the job is done right.

Interested intalking to acommercial painting contractor in AZ that offers protective paintings and coatings? Contact Ghaster Painting &Coatings to request a bid or call (602) 785-5034.

 

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