In Montreal, there are many cornices on residential and commercial buildings. We mainly see two types: wooden cornices and metal cornices.
In fact, there are a lot of cornices in Montreal that have approximately 100 to 150 years, and now is the time we have to do maintenance. Cornices that were built back then were made of wood, generally cedar. We knew that cedar was a hardwood that is both solid and durable, and that it’s very weather-resistant.
Do wooden cornices rot?
People often ask us if wooden cornices rot. In fact, cornices that have cedar pieces rarely become rotten because normally, the cedar can be found under the roof. Thus it’s protected from rain and wind. However, it often happens that our painters have to remove birds’ nests or squirrels because they like wood. They also dig holes that we repair before painting.
In Montreal, modern cornices are made of metal. The metal sheets used are simple aluminum or iron sheets, or galvanized sheets.
Do metal cornices rust?
When the metal sheet is galvanized, the parapet, commonly called firewall of the roof, becomes rusty. It is thus important to strip properly the surface and to perform a complete antirust treatment before painting so to increase the durability. We also do minor renovations of the metal sheets and we replace the damaged pieces.
Can cornices be painted?
Yes! Cornice painting is very common. We proceed to cornice painting the same way we do with other types of exterior painting and painting at heights. To learn more about cornice painting, metal painting, painting at heights and painting of large surfaces, please refer to other articles on this blog. To communicate with a construction painter and make an appointment for a free estimate, click here: join us. Dave Beaupre Mster-painter specialized in cornice painting
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