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Is your commercial real estate ready for winter?

The fall is rapidly approaching, and now is the time to take any and all necessary actions to protect your commercial real estate from the turbulent weather of winter. Between spray foam insulation and a variety of other facility improvement projects, you can ensure that your working environment is ready for high winds, snow and other adverse weather conditions.

Additionally, taking precautionary measures to improve the integrity of your building's structure will keep heating costs down, which is crucial when considering the high price of fuel. If you want to maximize your profit margins this winter, get on top of the winterizing process today.

Preparing the property
Whether the commercial real estate is vacant or occupied, you'll want to protect your investment by taking the following steps:

  • Check the pipes: Frozen pipes can lead to high costs, especially when one or more bursts following sub-zero temperatures. Get all your pipes checked and blown out to avoid these pricey damages.
  • Evaluate heating systems: Regardless of which type of system you have in place to heat the air and water in your property, you'll want to make sure it is properly functioning before winter strikes. Various types of functional issues, such as rust or dirt buildup, can substantially increase the amount of energy and fuel a system needs to reach the desired temperature. Get all of these appliances checked to ensure they are in working order.
  • Gutters need to be cleaned: We've all seen the harrowing depictions of properties that collapsed because of too much water and snow weight on the roof. Always make sure the drainage systems throughout the property are cleared of leaves and other debris that commonly builds up during the fall to protect your commercial real estate.
  • Find leaks: Some of the most common areas that heat will leak out is around the pipes that are entering the building. Use caulk and other buffers to mitigate these risks.
  • Insulate, insulate, insulate: If you can feel the breeze when you're sitting in any area of the office, this means it's time to strengthen the integrity of your walls. Use spray foam insulation to keep the warm air in and cold air out. Spray foam can also decrease the risk of serious damages should wind, rain or snow reach dangerous levels.

Don't hesitate to prepare for winter - call a certified Icynene spray foam contractor today to properly winterize your commercial real estate. 

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