Many smokestacks in industrial buildings are metal, reinforced concrete, or brick. This means that high temperatures, UV rays, humidity, rainwater, wind, and other elements can take a toll on them. One way you can reduce this damage is through regular inspections and maintenance from painting contractors. This team can recognize early signs of deterioration. They can also offer industrial spray painting services to help extend the life of your smokestacks.
Common Smokestack Issues
A common problem with industrial smokestacks is tiny cracks in the coatings. The constant exposure to the elements contributes to this problem. As water and other moisture slowly seep through the cracks, the metal portion will begin to corrode. Eventually, this will cause the concrete portion to spall, which means the surface will begin to flake off.
Another common issue is interior deterioration. When the temperatures rise and acid attacks, the interior can have problems. If your facility is near the coast, the sea air can make your smokestacks deteriorate even faster. The good news is that there are many coatings available to prevent this deterioration. The right time to choose spray painting services is before you notice damage, not after.
During a regular inspection of your facility, a painting company can determine which types of coatings your smokestacks may benefit from. For example, some coatings resist corrosion. This is often made from both organic and inorganic polymers. A company can easily apply this through spray painting in Toronto.
Especially near the sea, you will want to consider waterproof coatings. This can protect against acid rain, moisture, acid condensation, and saltwater spray. This is a good choice because smokestacks do not usually have insulation. The gases from the smokestacks can damage the internal walls, so you will want a coating that can withstand the acid.
Spray painting services can also offer protection against the sun’s rays. These coatings are thin layers that reflect the rays. This can help keep your smokestacks cooler and reduce damage from harmful UV rays.
Using the right coatings to protect your smokestack can help prevent it from deteriorating. It can also prevent structural damage, allowing your smokestack to last longer. If you did not do this maintenance, you might not be able to use the smokestack while you are getting repairs.
Choose Industrial Spray Painting
At Industry Painting Ltd., we know that maintaining your industrial smokestacks in working condition is vital. Our professionals are highly experienced to provide you with a variety of coatings. If you do not know which one is right for you, we are happy to assist. Contact us today for more.