It’s been a tough winter in the Upper Midwest. It’s hard to imagine that in just a few weeks, we’ll be watching the skies again, but this time for spring and summer storms, not snow.
Wind is one of the most destructive weather events in Minnesota and Wisconsin during the spring and summer months. Blowdowns and tornadoes wreak havoc on structures no matter how they’re built. But post-frame buildings have an advantage in the event they experience wind damage—reskinning.
What Is Reskinning?
Reskinning is a post-frame building restoration technique that replaces the siding and roofing of an existing structure. In high winds, it’s possible for siding and roofing material to be damaged or even ripped off. Many building owners think this type of violent damage means they have to replace their entire structure. But a reskin can give your post-frame building a new look at a fraction of the cost of rebuilding.
Is My Building a Candidate for Reskinning?
Not all damaged post-frame buildings can be reskinned. If high winds have caused serious structural damage, extensive rebuilding may be required. But if your building is structurally sound, reskinning the existing structure with new siding and roofing may be an affordable option for you.
However, a post-frame building does not need to be damaged to benefit from being reskinned. Some owners choose to reskin their structures to maintain and update the appearance of their building. Reskinning and reroofing can create a dramatically different look for a building without the extra costs of a complete remodel or ground-up new construction project.
What Can I Expect during My Reskinning Project?
Your Structural Buildings project manager will lead you through every step of the process, from confirming your building is a good candidate for reskinning and choosing materials to the construction and post-construction stages. Our staff has decades of experience restoring post-frame buildings.
Whether it’s a damaged garage or commercial building showing its age, we can help! Contact the Structural Buildings team today to learn more about the reskinning process.