ATLANTA - GeorgiaChron -- The facade of your building does more than just provide the aesthetic "face" of your business. It's also a barrier against the elements, and a crucial part of the building's structural integrity.

But like any exterior element, facades are exposed to wear and tear over time. Regular inspections are key to catching problems early and preventing costly repairs down the line.

So, how often should you have your building's facade inspected? There's no one-size-fits-all answer, but here are some factors to consider:
  • Condition of the Facade: Buildings in excellent condition, with minimal wear and tear, can typically go 5 years between inspections. For facades showing signs of cracking, loose materials, or water damage, inspections every 2 to 3 years are recommended.
  • Local Regulations: Many regions have laws mandating facade inspections at specific intervals. These regulations apply to buildings exceeding a certain height or age. Check with your local building department to see if any regulations apply to your property.
  • Environmental Factors: Buildings in harsh environments, like coastal areas or industrial zones, will face more wear and tear from salt, pollution, and extreme weather. These buildings may require more frequent inspections.

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