If the exterior of your high-rise building is showing signs of wear and tear, it’s time to consider facade maintenance. This crucial aspect of building care protects your structure from environmental damage and preserves its visual appeal. 

When it comes to facade maintenance, expertise and meticulous attention to detail are critical, highlighting the need to rely on professionals to get the job done right. At Apex Facades, we have extensive experience and expertise in all areas of facade maintenance in Australia, and have firsthand experience witnessing the problems that arise from neglecting proper maintenance practices. 

Let’s talk about the top 4 mistakes to avoid when it comes to facade maintenance. By steering clear of these pitfalls, you can ensure the longevity of your building and keep it looking great year after year. 

Mistake #1: Lack of experience or a DIY approach:

Entrusting facade maintenance to inexperienced individuals or attempting a DIY approach can lead to expensive mistakes. We can’t emphasise enough the importance of professional expertise in facade maintenance. 

Our skilled team possesses the necessary knowledge, precision, and attention to detail to ensure proper maintenance and safety. Hiring professionals like Apex Facades saves time, and money, and guarantees efficient and effective facade maintenance.

Mistake #2: Using the wrong techniques and equipment:

Using the wrong equipment or improper techniques can result in inefficient repairs, damage to your building and even accidents. Apex Facades stands out as a leader in facade maintenance, utilising innovative techniques and advanced equipment. Our highly skilled trade technicians employ state-of-the-art rope access systems, which are regularly audited and safety-approved, ensuring safe and efficient facade cleaning.

At Apex Facades, we provide fully-qualified rope access technicians who are also skilled tradesmen. This allows us to offer a comprehensive facade maintenance service to ensure every aspect of your facade is in the best possible condition and that any repairs are carried out professionally and safely. 

Mistake #3: Unsafe practices and a lack of insurance:

Facade maintenance carries inherent risks, particularly when working at heights. Apex Facades addresses safety concerns through a team of trained professionals who strictly adhere to industry guidelines and regulations. 

Our technicians undergo extensive training and follow strict rope access protocols, ensuring safety on every project. We hold comprehensive insurance coverage, including high-risk public liability and professional indemnity insurance, for added peace of mind.

Mistake #4: Inconsistent maintenance:

Facade maintenance should not be a one-off. Regular maintenance is vital to maintaining your building’s appearance and integrity. Neglecting regular maintenance can lead to the accumulation of dirt, grime, and pollutants, which can result in significant damage to your building in the future. Establishing a routine maintenance schedule is essential to catch minor issues before they escalate, extending the lifespan of your building’s facade.

Facade maintenance by Apex Facades

Investing in professional facade maintenance with Apex Facades is the best way to preserve the appearance and value of your building. By avoiding common mistakes such as using the wrong techniques, neglecting regular maintenance, and opting for a DIY approach with inexperienced technicians, you can ensure your building’s facade remains in excellent condition. 

Operated in partnership by Mitchell Haskard and Andrew Gennings, Apex Facades has become renowned for exceptional service delivery in the fields of rope access, rigging and specialist construction. Although new technological processes have entered the market in recent times, the flexibility of rope access simply cannot be surpassed.

We offer various forms of facade maintenance and repairs including: 

  • Facade audits, engineering inspection reports and UAV drone services. 
  • High-rise window repairs and replacement. 
  • Water leak testing, detection and repairs (thermal imaging). 
  • Building painting services.
  • 24/7 emergency services and repairs. 
  • Weatherproofing.
  • Pressure cleaning and external facade cleaning.

Contact Apex Facades to organise a quote for facade maintenance and experience the difference in our comprehensive range of services.

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