Architectural Fiberglass is Perfect for Landmark Preservation

Using Architectural Fiberglass for Landmark Restoration and Preservation

Approved by numerous historical societies as an appropriate material for historic building preservation, architectural fiberglass is providing the ideal solution. With so many challenges that come with restoring older buildings and structures back to their original grandeur and beauty, these historic societies were somewhat skeptical that this innovative material could address all of the issues with restoration.

Landmark Preservation Challenges

Over time, the materials, design, and architectural style of buildings and structures have evolved. This has led to challenges when it has come to landmark preservation:

  • The older building materials are not as accessible or difficult or costly to reproduce.
  • The building has complex designs and patterns that are worn away with no record of what they originally looked like.
  • Designs and architectural styles have changed and current architects and construction companies are not familiar with those styles.

The Architectural Fiberglass Solution for Landmark Preservation Projects

Architectural fiberglass is a solution that addresses all of these challenges plus delivers a range of long-term benefits, offering a value-added option for preserving some of the country and world’s finest historic buildings so they can be enjoyed by future generations. Here’s how it helps:

  • Architectural fiberglass is one of the most flexible materials, allowing it to be molded, shaped, placed and designed into just about anything. This is because it starts as liquid polymer resins and glass fibers that are easily formable into virtually any shape as well as ribbed or contoured.
  • Its ability to be blend means that even the trained eye will not be able to separate the original part of the building from the restored aspect of it. This creates the most authentic appearance possible.
  • As part of its versatility, architectural fiberglass can also be made to mimic just about any type of material or finish, including steel, concrete, natural stone, copper, terra cotta, wood and stone. It also can be finished to look smooth and polished or show some texture. Plus, architectural fiberglass can be painted any color or it can have color molded onto its surface.
  • Architectural fiberglass is also built to last and is stronger than concrete, aluminum, or steel. It is also corrosion resistant and does not require maintenance to keep it lasting longer than other types of building materials found on these landmarks.
  • Those who work with architectural fiberglass and have architectural knowledge can utilize current technology to reproduce the patterns and intricate details found on historic buildings and add these to the fiberglass components.
  • At the same time, architectural fiberglass is so lightweight that it is easy to transport, handle, and install without the need for renting heavy equipment like cranes plus it does not add to the load on a building, alleviating pressure on the existing parts of the building that are still intact. This may reduce the need for more restoration projects in the future. This feature also speeds installation time and reduces the overall cost of a landmark preservation project.

Numerous successful projects on famous landmarks have won over historical societies as they now see all these advantages of architectural fiberglass working.

Learn Why Architectural Fiberglass is the Solution for Landmark Preservation

The entire team of Stromberg Architectural is available to answer your questions and share their knowledge and expertise about why architectural fiberglass is the ideal solution for your landmark preservation challenges. To learn more and get a free estimate, please fill in our online contact form or call our experienced team at 903-454-0904.

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