Lintel painting service
Lintels are an essential element of the architecture and part of the structure of all buildings. However, they are still little known of the general population. They are actually pieces of metal installed in the superior part of the openings (windows and doors) in building walls made of masonry. They are used to disperse the weight away from the opening. We recommend that you verify your lintels’ condition each 5 years or so.
Obviously, the climatic conditions will have a big impact on their durability. However, it is always less expensive to ask a professional to make an inspection instead of waiting that the damage is too advanced. When it is too late and the lintel is really weakened, the correction costs are literally astronomic because we then need to undo the masonry to repair the wall, lintel and door and window.
The importance of lintel maintenance
Neglecting to do the maintenance of one’s lintels can be extremely dangerous. Indeed, as the lintels support the weight of a building’s façade, a weakness in the lintel can cause collapsing of your wall in the mid-term. This is explained by the fact that the water will infiltrate, and during frost, will turn to ice which will make your external wall break sooner or later. If you don’t know when was the last time someone checked your lintels, it may be time to repair or change them. We estimate that from 65% to 80% of Montreal lintels are in bad condition.
To know if your lintels are in good condition, you only have to examine them. As they are made of steel, they are probably dotted with rust. In our opinion, builders did a sloppy job on the territory, and they have been doing so for a long time, meaning they delivered lintels with a gray or red oxide primer while they should have added a protective coating to make the lintels weather-resistant. If your lintels have a brick color (red oxide) a mate finish, and are dotted with rust, you are part of the thousands of Montreal inhabitants who have a similar problem. To avoid problems and headaches, ask a professional to do the maintenance
Our lintel painting services
FinDecor has been offering a lintel painting service for several years. In order to protect you against bad consequences, we recommend a complete preventive rustproof treatment. To call upon our team of CCQ-certified painters, please complete the form at the bottom of this page. You will get a free detailed quote. We look forward to helping you!