Curbside appeal. IWS recognizes the need for high-end curb appeal in the hotel industry. Many customers make decisions based solely on the outside look of the Hotel. We take exceptional steps to insure a beautiful, straight, uniform, quality wall. All of our work will be executed with a complete overview of the manufacturer of the products we are using. Each and every project we contract is refined to an exact science in terms of methods and pricing, to insure the max amount of overall benefit, to the least invasive level of repair. Stains and small bubbled areas, and even some cracks can be repaired with much less invasive methods than typically used by many of today’s exterior contractors. With manufacturer oversight, our experience in the field, as well as our willingness to stand behind our work with a full ten-year warranty, far exceeding the warranties offered by any of our competitors, we simply offer a piece of mind and solid assurity, as well as a comprehensive view of these projects in layman’s terms, presentable to any Hotel Management team in the Country, both pre-construction (budget pricing), during and post project recap.
Hotel Restoration - E.I.F.S (Exterior Insulated Finishing System) for Hotels
Hotel Managers have to be careful when seeking a quality contractor for repairs and upgrade work. With real-world class experience on a great many of these, oftentimes large-scale repairs. We at IWS have seen firsthand the sheer volume of differences in pricing between contractors estimating the exact same scope of work. It is not uncommon to see a hotel management firm pay out a quarter of a million dollars on a repair that is perfectly attainable within prices far less impacting on today’s budgets, without any reduction in quality, project duration, and or warranty specification. IWS has years of completed Hotel re-face/repair/new construction projects throughout the Indiana/Kentucky area. Our pricing methods are based solely on two decades of experience executing these repairs and upgrades.
We develop and maintain ongoing relationships with many Hotel Management firms. We treat our customers fair, we identify any and all problems BEFORE we price out our work, eliminating hidden, unforeseen cost and their negative effects on today’s restrained budgets. IWS has also adapted to better fit the needs of hotel management firms by working very closely with our customers over the last decade, encapsulating needed products and services, offering up a more complete repair, while remaining within a singular, solid, well-detailed and accurate pricing format, and repair plan, assuring our customers the lowest possible impact to their budget.
IWS also pays close attention to the work throughout the process. Generating a detailed weekly report, making the total project viewable from all angles in terms of progress location, actual methods being used, manufacturer recommendation and review, as well as level of the repair being applied in each individual area, in a format highly compatible with today’s hotel management teams and oversight functions. IWS also takes every possible step to insure little to no guest disturbance by offering 24/7 availability for actual work execution, with specific awareness of loud or disruptive work having been identified, as well as fit into a proactive timing schedule. DAILY safety inspections to insure absolute safe entry/exit and environmental conditions for Hotel Employees/Guests as well as IWS Staff.
In such a stark economy, hotel management firms run the elevated risk of being subject to costs that are simply not warranted. Often times these repairs are taken entirely too far, for the sole benefit of the exterior repair contractor. At IWS we identify the exact material used on the original application, Make a careful, detailed evaluation of the methods used (many of which have since been banned by many manufacturers) as well as look closely at factors such as
– How long ago was this exterior applied.
– What were the weather conditions/temps during the original application
– Who exactly applied this product
– A specification study to identify any and all changes to the product
– Identifying what type of damage are we dealing with
– Identifying the exact source of the damage.
– Develop a proactive, least cost to max benefit approach to the repair.
Often times a very small percentage of the actual damage is visible on the exterior, while the walls and structural components are in an advanced stage of water damage, producing mold, mildew, and weakening the structure. These walls do fall off the building eventually. Having caused auto, and other forms of property damage as well as personal injury. When water damage is visible on the exterior finish, it’s always best to have a detailed evaluation of the complete exterior to check for delaminated and or weakened walls, especially on soffit and entry areas.
IWS will identify your exterior manufacturer and schedule an inspection with the manufacturer rep on-site before pricing out any of these repairs in question. When these exteriors are not applied properly, and/or roof failure allows incidental moisture behind these products, extensive damage can reach advanced stages in less than two years. Experts from all levels of the field regularly debate the permeability (ability to breathe and dry out) and the actual dew point location of these products.
With a broad variable contributing factors field, fueled by subtle changes in contractor method, and application design, as well as existing structural construction variables, and geographical location. These applications need to be inspected on an individual basis. A small change on one project to protect it just may cause serious damage to another. Improper expansion joint location is a typical factor causing delaminated walls, cracks, and separations among other failures.
Flashing that has been installed incorrectly, makes up a large percentage of the water damage projects we repair. Many times flashing has been installed but fails to meet EIFS specifications, and falls short of the level of water protection needed. EIFS installed without regard to E.I.F.S. (Exterior insulation finishing system) manufacturer recommendations and specifications, also make up a large percentage of water damage and repairs we encounter, further increasing the importance of awareness in terms of project EIFS installation, and repair inspection, supervision, and application monitoring. We are a S.C.O.R.E. Advised Company.
EIFS Hotel Restoration: How to Bring Your Hotel Back to Life
Identifying The Problem
Identifying the problem is an important first step in any large undertaking. When it comes to EIFS hotel restoration, this means surveying the property and evaluating each surface for damage. This can be done by a professional, who will inspect all aspects of the building’s exterior as well as its interior walls and ceilings. They may use infrared cameras to detect moisture in hard-to-reach areas or employ ladders to get a better look at higher elevations. The objective is to identify any existing damage that needs to be addressed during the restoration process.
Once all damaged surfaces are identified, specialists can begin putting together a plan of attack that covers repairs, replacement materials, and protective measures to prevent future deterioration. It’s also important for property owners and managers to consider upgrades or additions that will improve their bottom line—like energy-efficient windows, insulation improvements, or extra amenities like balconies or patios. While these decisions may require an additional investment upfront, they could help bring customers back and increase occupancy rates over time.
Analyzing The Root Cause Of The Damage
After careful inspection of the damage, determining the root cause is critical to begin any restoration process. To analyze the root cause of damage on an EIFS building, three primary areas need to be considered—water intrusion, mechanical failure, and age-related issues.
In terms of water intrusion, it is important to assess if there has been any previous work done or materials used that may have compromised the building’s ability to repel water. If so, a full assessment should be conducted to identify any gaps or deficiencies in the system. Additionally, checking for pooling water along window sills and other areas around the building can help determine if any drainage issues are contributing to the damage.
Mechanical failure could also be a major factor when assessing root cause. This includes checking for potential structural issues such as cracked windows and doors that could allow moisture into the building or looking at HVAC systems with improper installation or maintenance leading to condensation buildup inside walls which can eventually lead to mold growth.
Finally, age-related issues must be taken into consideration as many EIFS buildings are quite old and may not have been properly maintained over time resulting in degraded seals and insulation allowing moisture into wall cavities and other areas leading to costly repairs down the road. Analyzing all these factors will help give insight into what caused the damage so proper steps can be taken during restoration efforts.
Understanding The Importance Of Restoring EIFS Hotels
Restoring a hotel that has been made with exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) can be a difficult and timely endeavor. However, it is essential to ensure the longevity of the building and preserve its aesthetic value. In addition, the restoration process can allow property owners to upgrade their facility’s performance.
EIFS consists of multiple layers of foam board insulation covered by a protective mesh and finished with stucco-like coatings. These materials help protect against water infiltration, as well as provide superior energy efficiency compared to traditional brick or wood-framed construction methods. When properly maintained, EIFS offers long-term durability while also providing a pleasing appearance for your building’s facade.
When restoring an EIFS hotel, it is important to address any damage that may have occurred over time due to weathering or other factors. This could include replacing damaged components such as sealants and flashing, repairing wall sections or windows, re-sealing joints between elements, applying new coatings for color uniformity and protection from UV rays, reinstalling decorative accents such as cornices or moldings if necessary—the list goes on depending on the extent of deterioration present in the property’s exterior siding system.
How Do I Know If My Hotel Needs EIFS Restoration?
One way to determine if your hotel needs EIFS restoration is to look for signs of damage such as cracks, bulging, or discoloration. If any of these symptoms are present, it is likely that the EIFS system has been damaged and requires repair. Additionally, you should inspect the area surrounding your hotel for water infiltration or staining. These signs may indicate that water has infiltrated the system and caused damage that needs to be addressed with EIFS restoration. Finally, a professional inspection will be able to identify any underlying issues that need to be fixed for your property to remain safe and aesthetically pleasing. A thorough evaluation can also help you plan out a timeline for repairs so you can budget accordingly.
What Are The Risks Of Not Restoring EIFS Hotels?
One of the major risks of not restoring EIFS hotels is an increased risk of water damage. Without regular maintenance and upkeep, EIFS cladding can become porous over time, allowing moisture to penetrate the building envelope and cause damage to the structure. This can lead to structural weakening and even collapse in extreme cases. In addition, without proper waterproofing systems in place, mold growth may become a problem that needs to be addressed.
Another risk associated with not restoring EIFS hotels is an increase in energy costs due to the lack of insulation provided by these systems. With insulation degraded or missing altogether, air conditioning and heating bills are likely to skyrocket as more energy is needed to regulate temperatures inside the hotel. This can significantly reduce a hotel’s profit margin as well as its overall attractiveness for customers looking for comfortable accommodations at reasonable rates.
Finally, a third risk associated with not restoring EIFS hotels is potential litigation from guests who are displeased with their stay due to issues such as air quality and structural integrity issues caused by neglecting restoration efforts. Lawsuits stemming from such scenarios could be costly for hotel owners, making it all the more important that they take steps toward properly maintaining their property on an ongoing basis.
What Factors Should I Consider When Restoring EIFS Hotels?
When it comes to restoring EIFS hotels, there are a few factors to consider. First and foremost, the condition of the existing facade should be evaluated to determine what can be salvaged and what needs to be replaced or repaired. This will help determine the scope of work needed for the restoration. Additionally, all materials used for the project must meet local building codes and regulations as well as industry standards such as ASTM E 2336. Finally, budgeting is an important factor when restoring an EIFS hotel. It is important to have a realistic budget in place before beginning work on the project so that resources can be allocated properly. This will also ensure that quality materials are used for restoration which will help improve the durability and longevity of your property’s facade.
How Can I Improve The Energy Efficiency Of My EIFS Hotel?
One key way to improve the energy efficiency of an EIFS hotel is by applying a reflective coating. This will help to reduce the amount of heat that enters the building, which can significantly reduce cooling costs. In addition, installing new windows and doors with improved insulation properties can also help keep air from escaping, as well as aid in soundproofing. Additionally, ensuring that all HVAC systems are serviced regularly and well-insulated can prevent unnecessary energy loss. Finally, investing in LED lighting or other more efficient lighting options can also play a role in improving overall energy efficiency. By investing some time and money into making these improvements, you can dramatically increase the energy efficiency of your EIFS hotel while saving money on utility bills at the same time.