If the windows and doors in your building are leaking water, you have considerable cause for concern. Leaky windows and doors can be the result of faulty installation, defective windows and doors, or poor product design. Whatever the case may be, water leaks can be an indicator of excessive water damage occurring inside your building envelope.
When our experts at The Aerial Companies, Inc. are contracted to assess the damage caused by leaking windows and doors, they often discover problems that are not readily seen by the casual observer. As happens so often in these cases, the windows, doors, and buck assemblies (the wooden frames that provide the rough openings for the windows and doors), have incurred substantial structural damage due to the long term, insidious water leaks from, and around, the windows and doors. This is not good.
The windows and doors are a critical element in the ability of the exterior building envelope to repel all types of weather. Unfortunately, in severe situations such as these, our experienced technicians are often left with no choice but to remove and replace the existing window and door assemblies.
In a case of excessive internal water damage, we re-build the buck assemblies correctly to meet engineering requirements. After the buck rebuild and correct installation of windows and doors, our experts waterproof the openings, install the exterior sealants and finally test the installations. Without following all these necessary steps, the window and door installations could easily fail again…costing the owner even more grief and expense.
We comply with Florida building code upgrades
Our professionals are well-versed in the most current Florida building codes, and our reinstallation projects meet or exceed these building code requirements. This may include impact resistant assemblies, high performance insulated glass with improved insulation factors, and advanced types of glass coatings. You can rest assured that our experts have the know-how and the experience to conduct a successful, long-lasting restoration of your building envelope.
The owner of this 8,000 square foot luxury home determined the most cost effective, long-term solution to their window and shutter issues was to upgrade to custom code compliant impact resistant windows and doors. Aerial’s management team efficiently executes this large project coordinating with the owner’s representative, engineers, city officials and the window manufacturer. Aerial craftsman are well skilled to ensure accuracy of all critical installation details such as containment, temporary protection, air quality control, repairs of structural openings, wood buck assemblies, waterproofing, sealants and wall finishes.
For the renovation contractor, Aerial dispatched an investigative team to water test windows and doors at this beautiful oceanfront estate home in Vero Beach. After significant issue tracking, photography and report documentation, the end solution consisted of window and door removal and replacement and water damage repair and remediation. Extensive containment and air quality control was necessary to ensure the protection of interior elements. Aerial also performed structural deck repairs and other miscellaneous scopes of work.
To learn more about our maintenance services, please visit our Maintenance Service page. To read interesting accounts of the type of building restoration we’ve conducted, please visit our Restoration Case Studies page.
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The Aerial Companies, Inc. is available to provide window and door repair and replacement services for historic and contemporary buildings, commercial establishments, and luxury estate homes in Florida including areas around Sarasota, Sarasota, Naples, Gainesville, Sanibel, Key Largo, Delray Beach, Jupiter, and Melbourne.