Archive for April, 2014

What is EIFS?

Monday, April 28th, 2014

eifsEIFS is an architectural system to insulate and provide protection from the weather designed for the exterior of commercial properties that are made of brick, stucco, or cement.  EIFS stands for exterior insulation and finish system.  It originated in Europe after World War II and was introduced in the United States in the 1960’s.  EIFS became popular in the 1970’s with the oil crisis and was first used only on commercial buildings.  Now it is used on commercial properties and is sometimes nicknamed “synthetic stucco.”

EIFS has been shown to conserve energy and improve indoor air quality.  Imagine wrapping your building in a nice warm blanket!  You wouldn’t feel any wind when you opened the breakroom cabinets or put your hands by the electrical outlets.  EIFS definitely has curb appeal and can be designed to look attractive, neat, and clean.  EIFS design is definitely the design of the future and has the look and energy conservation to impress you and your company’s wallet!

In technical terminology, EIFS is a cosmetic and energy conservation system for brick, stucco, or cement buildings.  It requires the application of insulation board, substrate, an integrally reinforced base coat, and a textured protective finished coat.  It is imperative that a professional completes the job because if not done correctly cracks can occur on the building.  These cracks can allow water or dampness to enter the dwelling which can lead to mold problems inside the facility and problems with the exterior also.  Any crack in the EIFS must be repaired.

EIFS has brought energy conservation and heating and cooling our commercial spaces to a new level.    Consolidated Coatings is experienced and specialized in EIFS and can provide you with state-of-the-art performance in making your space energy efficient and cosmetically beautiful.

Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Consolidated Coatings services nearby areas such as Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Howard County, Carroll County, Harford County, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, Washington, DC., and Virginia. We are specialists in sealing, waterproofing and preserving building structures providing full service building restoration for our clients.

For more information, check out our website view our portfolio, or give us a call 410-574-6504. We would love to hear from you!

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http://www.eima.com/about-eifs.shtml

Benefits of a Professional Painting Contractor in Baltimore

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Painting Contractor BaltimoreBusiness owners alike can all say that our businesses are our biggest investments.  When we realize that we either need to invest in painting our building or we decide our company is ready for a new look, most of us are not excited about investing in a commercial painting contractor.  Consolidated Coatings in Baltimore will explain how the money you spend getting this job done right will help improve the vision of your company and generate more cash revenue.

Forbes magazine says it takes just seven seconds to make a first impression.  Think about the first impression your consumers have of your company.  A professional painting contractor will think about your company from the eyes of your consumer and discuss with you what needs to be done to improve your consumers’ first impressions.  There may be big things, such as the outside of your building that needs to be repainted, or minor details, such as a specific type of paint on these areas for contrast and draw attention here.  These are the differences that a professional painting contractor can make transforming your company into a welcoming atmosphere.

Professional painting contractors have experience utilizing professional equipment to offer professional results.  Commercial painters know when to use the equipment and when to use a regular old paintbrush to get the best results.  It is also very important for long-lasting results that the surfaces are cleaned prior to painting.  Many exterior commercial surfaces are wet or dry sandblasted prior to painting, which will help make the results look much more stunning.  Professional contractors have the tools and knowledge to get your job done right, make it durable and long-lasting, and this make a major impact on your consumers.

Consolidated Coating in Baltimore works with their clients to choose the best colors, textures, and sealants for what their needs are.  A residential painter may not be familiar with the complex needs of corporations for design or the factors in choosing materials for paints, protectants, and sealants.  Considerations must be taken since commercial needs are different from residential needs.  Commercial painters will evaluate your company and consider the amount of traffic, daily repeated use and exposure, to keep your painting investment looking bright and fresh for many years.

Consolidated Coatings Inc., Your Baltimore Professional Painting Contractor 

Consolidated Coatings services Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Howard County, Carroll County, Harford County, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, Washington, DC., and Virginia. We are specialists in sealing, waterproofing and preserving building structures providing full service building restoration for our clients.

For a full portfolio of all of the work we have completed, please visit our website here.

For more information, check out our website view our portfolio, or give us a call 410-574-6504. We would love to hear from you!

What is Building Waterproofing?

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Building waterproofingWaterproofing a building isn’t something you’ve probably thought much about. Most people consider waterproofing things like phones, shoes, and household items, but waterproofing an entire building isn’t something most people have thought about. While you may not have spent a whole lot of time debating what goes in to waterproofing a building, it’s important that you have an idea of what it is, especially if you own a business. You’ll want to make sure that water isn’t able to leak in through a basement or any other cracks.

Building waterproofing helps keep water outside, where it belongs. In order to do this, there are a few steps that special contractors take. When buildings are first built, there are generally quite a few precautions put in place to avoid having water get in. These are more stringent in places that get a lot of rain or are particularly moist. However, sometimes water still manages to make it in and extra measures are taken to help water run off buildings.

Problems associated with water coming in include mold, humidity in the building, and in serious cases, problems with sheetrock and rotting. If you have any experience with any of these things, you know that building waterproofing is important. Sealants, irrigation systems, and facades are some of preventive measures that can be taken against water damage. You should be careful about doing any of these yourself, though as there can be serious issues if you don’t waterproof properly. You should only trust a job like this to professionals.

Consolidated Coatings Inc., Your Baltimore Waterproofing Experts

If Consolidated Coatings is working on a project for your building, rest assured that only the highest grade products will be used. All of our clients are treated with the highest level of respect.

For a full portfolio of all of the work we have completed, please visit our website here.

Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Consolidated Coatings services nearby areas such as Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Howard County, Carroll County, Harford County, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, Washington, DC., and Virginia. We are specialists in sealing, waterproofing and preserving building structures providing full service building restoration for our clients.

For more information, check out our website view our portfolio, or give us a call 410-574-6504. We would love to hear from you!

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What Happens During Building Restoration?

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Over time, your building may lose some of its former glory and need to be restored. But during this process, what happens?clean

If your building in Baltimore needs restoration, regardless of the type (we restore churches, historical sites and more) we will get the job done. Over time certain materials such as limestone, marble, granite and more may lose their luster. A restoration team will come in, and clean and seal your building. During this process, any graffiti on your building or the sidewalk will be removed to help keep your Baltimore building looking beautiful. The building will also be sealed at this time to keep any extra moisture out and prevent it from damaging your building.

Not only do we offer building restoration in Baltimore, we also offer other services as well such as:

Consolidated Coatings Inc., Your Building Restoration Experts in Baltimore

If Consolidated Coatings is working on a project for your building, rest assured that only the highest grade products will be used. All of our clients are treated with the highest level of respect.

For a full portfolio of all of the work we have completed, please visit our website here.

Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Consolidated Coatings services nearby areas such as Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Howard County, Carroll County, Harford County, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, Washington, DC., and Virginia. We are specialists in sealing, waterproofing and preserving building structures providing full service building restoration for our clients.

For more information, check out our website view our portfolio, or give us a call 410-574-6504. We would love to hear from you!