It’s a wonderful time of year to start preparing your building for the colder months ahead. By doing this, you can ensure not only a warm and cozy environment for your employees and customers but one that prioritizes safety. A local sealant company like Royalty Sealants that is family-owned and operated can help you do just that by preventing air leaks, promoting fire safety, and enhancing traffic areas.
Check for Air Leaks
These leaks may feel more distinct during the winter, as they allow cold air to be drawn indoors, making you reach for a cozy sweater or warm jacket. In addition, air leaks impact your heating system by allowing the conditioned air to escape, making it difficult to regulate a comfortable temperature. Another unwelcome consequence of air leaks is increased energy bills. You can address these leaks by having a local sealant company identify them and install caulking around the windows.
Protect Your Building
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), heating is the second leading cause of structure fires, highlighting the importance of staying fire smart when turning up the heat or using a space heater to keep warm. To promote safety, commercial and industrial properties should have all joints and seams caulked with a fire-rated sealant, which meets ASTM standards. Fire caulking has been designed to expand under specific conditions, helping to prevent the spread of flames and smoke, and has been rated for up to four hours.
Don’t Neglect Your Traffic Areas
Winter surfaces may be slick, but traffic coatings will help your customers and staff gain traction while simultaneously providing durability and attractiveness. These coatings can be applied to walkways, parking lots, and other areas. They are composed of a durable, paint-like material that once cured protects concrete and asphalt surfaces from various substances, perfect for high pedestrian and vehicular traffic areas. Consult a local sealant company like Royalty Sealants to learn more about these traffic coating systems today.
With years of experience as a silicone sealant contractor, you can be assured that Royalty Sealants will select the highest quality, most durable products compatible with your commercial or industrial project requirements. We can also help Valley homeowners improve the energy efficiency of their homes. For more information about these or other services and to receive a free estimate, contact us at (602) 915-5624.
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“Locating Air Leaks.” Energy Star.
“Put a Freeze on Winter Fires.” National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).